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Thomas at the table with a jigsaw puzzle

To Thomas… now you are three

Darling Thomas, Today is your third birthday. I can’t quite believe that it’s three years since you made your somewhat unusual entrance into this world. Three years of loving you,…

The word balance drawn balancing on a line

Friday Focus 23/07/21 – Balance

The first week of the summer holidays has been all about trying to find a balance between having fun with Sophie and Thomas whilst also managing various work and church…

Sophie on the first day of Reception and the last day of Year 2

Reflecting on the end of infant school

Sophie’s time at infant school has now come to a close. She’s said goodbye to the school she knew for the last three years and will be starting at a…

Jessica standing in front of a tree looking out over a big branch - "Country Kids"

Country Kids 17/07/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. The summer holidays are now upon us and I’m looking forward to being able to get out for days out together over the next few…

The word 'emotional'

Friday Focus 16/07/21 – Emotional

I’ve been feeling quite emotional this week, thanks to the end of infant school days for Sophie, our wedding anniversary and a few unexpected grief triggers thrown into the mix.…

Sophie and Thomas sitting at the table in the garden with Sophie holding a photo of Jessica

Siblings – July 2021

We’re coming up to the end of the school year and the end of infant school days for Sophie. The new school year will see a big step for both…

Jessica, Sophie and C splashing in the stream

60 ideas for summer holiday activities

Each summer, we put together a list of summer holiday activities that we would like to do together. It’s always a mix of simple activities with a couple of bigger…

The word 'transition'

Friday Focus 09/07/21 – Transition

The end of the summer term is a time of transition. Sophie’s time at infant school is drawing to a close. This time next week will be her last day…

The front cover of the book 'There's No Deer Around Here'

Book review and giveaway: There’s No Deer Around Here

Disclaimer: I received a copy of ‘There’s No Deer Around Here’ for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   ‘There’s No Deer Around Here’…

A smiley Jessica sitting in a tree

Keeping their memory alive – raising awareness of child loss

Today is National Bereaved Parents Day which aims to raise awareness of all parents who have lost a child of any age, and from any circumstance. The theme this year…