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The words 'opening up' in purple

Friday Focus 23/04/21 – Opening up

It’s been a busy week with various activities opening up again. Sophie started back at swimming last week, and this week her dance classes restarted back in the dance studio.…

Sophie and Thomas at the number 5 marker on the Easter trail

Easter holiday fun at Cliveden

As a family, we’re often at our happiest when out and about on an adventure together. Like everyone else, we’ve been very limited with our outdoor adventures but with restrictions…

The contents of the Springaling craft box showing a variety of different activities

Review – Springaling craft box

Disclaimer – I was sent a complimentary craft box in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Sophie and I love doing crafts together…

The word 'joy' with doodles of flowers, a heart and a butterfly next to it

Friday Focus 16/04/21 – Joy

It’s been three years this week since Jessica died and, as with the previous two anniversaries, we focused on giving joy in honour of our beautiful brave girl. It was…

Sophie and Thomas sitting on a seat carved in a fallen tree with Sophie holding a picture of Jessica

Siblings – April 2021

The nicest thing about the Easter holidays is that family time together; Sophie and Thomas having whole days with each other. The Easter holidays are also a very tough time…

A card with a blue butterfly; a vase with Jessica's photo on full of pink and purple flowers, a wooden carving of Jessica and a photo of her on my piano

Grief and life after Jessica: Three years on – evolving grief

Here we are, three years on from the worst day of our lives. Three years of having to live without Jessica. If the last couple of years are anything to…

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

Country Kids 10/04/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and enjoying the Easter holidays. It’s been good to have been able to meet up with others…

The word 'time' with a watch as the 'i'

Friday Focus 09/04/21 – Time

The best thing about school holidays is being able to enjoy that time with Sophie and Thomas without having schoolwork to worry about. It’s been even nicer this week to…

Sophie finding Easter eggs in Grandma's garden with Thomas looking on

Easter Sunday fun: an egg hunt and learning to ride a bike without stabilisers

It was so good over the Easter weekend to be able to meet up with family living locally thanks to the relaxing of restrictions allowing groups of six, or two…

A very smiley Jessica on the rocking horse at the park

#givejoyforjessica – spread a smile on 14 April in memory of a little girl with a special heart

Next Wednesday (14 April) is the third anniversary of Jessica’s death. For the last two years, we have focused on this being a day to #givejoyforjessica; a day to do…