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Sophie standing leaning against a tree, holding a photo of Jessica in front of her, and Thomas's hand as he stands next to her with a field of snowdrops surrounding them

Siblings – February 2020

Standing in the garden, I listen to the giggles as Sophie and Thomas play peek-a-boo together in the play house. I watch as Sophie pushes her little brother around in…

A picture of a blue dragonfly on a reed with the text "#366daysofgratitude 2020"

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 6

At the start of 2016, inspired by a friend, I started a daily gratitude challenge – posting one thing that I was thankful for each day on Instagram. I enjoyed…

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

Country Kids 15/02/20

Welcome to another week of 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…

The word 'challenges' in purple

Friday Focus 14/02/2020 – A challenging week

I’m flying solo at the moment as hubby is in Australia on a work trip. I’m used to the normal challenges that this brings, although this week seems to have…

An obstacle course made of slides, play tunnels, a trellis and the toy house set up in the garden

Outdoor winter fun: our 10 favourite activities from the Wild about Winter challenge

Throughout January, we had fun getting outdoors and joining in with The Ladybirds’ Adventures and Thimble and Twig for their Wild about Winter challenge. Each day had a suggested activity…

A picture of a blue dragonfly on a reed with the text "#366daysofgratitude 2020"

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 5

At the start of 2016, inspired by a friend, I started a daily gratitude challenge – posting one thing that I was thankful for each day on Instagram. I enjoyed…

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

Country Kids 08/02/20

Welcome to another week of 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…

The word 'ordinary'

Friday Focus 07/02/2020 – Making the most of the ordinary moments

We’ve been making the most of the ordinary moments this week; enjoying the everyday moments of family life before hubby flies off to Australia on Sunday for a two-week work…

Two ice sculptures in the shape of a cat and butterfly with the painted rocks in memory of Jessica in our back garden

Ice and frost play (even on a mild winter day)

Throughout January, we had fun getting outdoors and joining in with The Ladybirds’ Adventures and Thimble and Twig for their Wild about Winter challenge. Each day had a suggested activity…

Jessica as a toddler with a speech bubble saying "From the mouths of babes"

From the mouths of babes: February 2020

From the mouths of babes is an occasional feature capturing some of the things my children say. It originally started as a weekly linky but as this gradually fizzled out,…