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Friday Focus 19/08/2022 – Holiday

We’ve had a lovely time away this week, enjoying a holiday in the Lake District. We spent the first couple of nights glamping near Ullswater followed by three nights staying…

Thomas standing next to the wooden carving of Jessica at her forever bed with Sophie hugging Jessica's carving

Siblings – August 2022

One of my favourite things about the summer holidays has always been spending time with my children and watching them having fun together. I love how happy they are in…

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Friday Focus 12/08/2022 – Magical

This week has been full of magical moments, making the most of spending time with Sophie and Thomas and doing things together. It’s been a lovely mixture of events and…

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Friday Focus 05/08/2022 – Family

It’s been nice to catch up with family this week. Sophie and Thomas loved being able to spend a couple of days with their cousins who were visiting from Luxembourg…

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Friday Focus 29/07/22 – Four

We’ve been celebrating Thomas’s birthday this week as my baby boy turned four on Tuesday. We had a party in Grandma and Grandad’s garden last weekend, which was fun and…

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Friday Focus 22/07/22 – End

This week has seen the end of an era as Thomas finished preschool and we said goodbye to all our preschool groups. Some of them have been part of our…

Thomas playing on the music wall at Tots Go Wild

Forest school fun at Tots Go Wild, Black Park

As part of our efforts to get outside more with our #1000hoursoutside challenge, I signed Thomas up at the start of the year for Tots Go Wild forest school sessions…

Sophie standing next to the little slide in the garden holding a photo of Jessica and Thomas sitting at the top of the slide

Siblings – July 2022

July – a month of transitions. With the end of the school year and Thomas’s birthday approaching, July brings with it a reminder of how quickly my children are growing…

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Friday Focus 15/07/22 – Intense

This week has felt somewhat intense. Emotionally, it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster with joy and sadness very much mixed together at times, especially at Sophie’s Girls’ Brigade awards…

Sophie and Thomas paddling in the sea at Hayling Island

#1000hoursoutside 2022 – April – June update

We’ve now passed the halfway point on our challenge to spend 1000 hours outside in 2022. During the first quarter of the year we’d managed 186 hours 25 minutes outside…