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A paper heart with "Jessica" on it hanging from a tree and #365daysofgratitude

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 42

Since 2016, I have taken part in a daily gratitude challenge, sharing a photo of one thing I am thankful for each day on Instagram. There have been days when…

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

Country Kids 19/10/19

Welcome to Country Kids. Country Kids, originally hosted by Fiona at Coombe Mill, is all about sharing outdoor family fun. It was one of the first linkies I joined in…

Excited - this week's word of the week

Friday Focus 18/10/19 – Excited for show week

We’ve had our last rehearsals for The Sound of Music in the rehearsal hall this week, and Sophie and I are getting very excited for show week next week! We…

Sophie and Thomas at the Boer War Monument on Coombe Hill

A treasure trail around the Chilterns

Making time to be together as a family can be tricky in the autumn months as it’s hubby’s busy time. Last Christmas, I gave him a box of envelopes –…

Thomas and Sophie cuddling on the sofa in front of Jessica's photo cushion

Siblings – October 2019

One of the many things that I’ve felt sad about when taking my monthly siblings photo is not being able to take a spontaneous shot of my three children together.…

A smiley Jessica sitting in a tree

Grief and life after Jessica: 18 months on

18 months. 18 months of having to live without our beautiful big girl. Part of me wonders how it can it be 18 months already, but then sometimes I look…

A paper heart with "Jessica" on it hanging from a tree and #365daysofgratitude

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 41

Since 2016, I have taken part in a daily gratitude challenge, sharing a photo of one thing I am thankful for each day on Instagram. There have been days when…

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

Country Kids 12/10/19

Welcome to Country Kids. Country Kids, originally hosted by Fiona at Coombe Mill, is all about sharing outdoor family fun. It was one of the first linkies I joined in…

The word 'cloudy' in a grey cloud

Friday Focus 11/10/19 – Cloudy with moments of sunshine

My mood seems to be matching the weather again this week, with life feeling quite grey and cloudy. Thomas was unwell over the weekend and although he was much better…

Thomas leaning on a blue fence and watching the ducks at Herschel Park

Thomas steps out at the park

Watching toddlers learning to walk is such a beautiful thing. Those first little wobbly independent steps, the way they land on their little bottoms and repeatedly get back up again…