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#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 2

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 18/01/20

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…

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Friday Focus 17/01/20 – Stress with a side order of smiles

The last week has been quite a stressful one. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed and anxious about various things going on around me; trying to juggle too many balls; pouring from…

Hubby and Sophie standing in front of the house at Lanhydrock

A brief visit to Lanhydrock

One of the things I love about having National Trust membership is how it gives you so many options of places to visit around the country without the pressure of…

Thomas looking at the carving of Jessica on her memorial while Sophie gives it a hug

Siblings – January 2020

I love watching Sophie and Thomas together, seeing the beautiful bond they have with each other, and the way their bond mirrors the one that Jessica and Sophie had. So…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 1

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 11/01/20

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 'outside' drawn with trees around it

Friday Focus 10/01/20 – Enjoying time outside

We’ve been enjoying getting outside each day over the last week, thanks to joining in with the Wild about Winter challenge. It’s really helped having a suggested activity to do…

Thomas with a couple of the goats at Coombe Mill

Feed run fun at Coombe Mill

The morning feed run was definitely the highlight of our stay at Coombe Mill over Christmas. Getting outdoors first thing to go and feed all the animals was a wonderful…

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

Country Kids 04/01/20

Happy New Year to you all and welcome to another year of Country Kids. Country Kids, originally hosted by Fiona at Coombe Mill, is all about sharing outdoor family fun.…