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A very smiley Jessica on the rocking horse at the park

National Grief Awareness Week – #shareyourstory

This week (2nd – 8th December) is National Grief Awareness Week – a week which aims to normalise grief and get people talking about it. Many people feel uncomfortable around…

Me, Sophie (holding a picture of Jessica), Thomas and Daddy sitting on a bed together

Me and Mine – November 2020

Sometimes family life is all about grabbing the little moments where you can, in amongst the busyness of life, and the overwhelm that always seems to be come at some…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 47

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 28/11/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe as we come to the end of this lockdown and move back into our different…

Sophie and Daddy walking along the main road in Datchet

A Treasure Trail around Datchet

A Treasure Trail is a great way of exploring an area and making a family walk more interesting. We’ve done a few different ones now and always enjoy doing them.…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 46

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…

The word 'gentle'

Friday Focus 20/11/20 – Gentle

The storm isn’t raging quite so fiercely this week as it was last week. I’ve been trying to be gentle with myself; to let myself feel what I need to…

Sophie and Thomas with the carving of Jessica at Jessica's forever bed

Siblings – November 2020

Watching the way Sophie and Thomas are together often reminds me of watching my girls together. Sophie looking after and looking out for her little brother in the way that…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 45

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 14/11/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe and coping with being in lockdown once more. I’m thankful that our outdoor activity is…