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The word 'Advent' with the 'd' and the 't' drawn as Advent candles

Friday Focus 03/12/21 – Advent

Advent is here and the countdown to Christmas has officially begun. Sophie and Thomas have been very excited at getting to have chocolate from their Advent calendars each morning (although…

The word 'book' written on a drawing of an open book

Friday Focus 26/11/21 – Book

Back in the summer, I submitted a poem about grief being like a stormy sea for inclusion in a book of poems written by bereaved families about our children who…

The word 'organised' in red with a doodle of wrapped Christmas presents above the 'rg' and a doodle of my computer desk with a computer and box files above the 'se'

Friday Focus 19/11/21 – Organised

I’m feeling quite organised this week. I’ve managed to get most of my Christmas shopping done, started wrapping things and have managed to keep mostly on top of the to-do…

The word 'enjoyable' in gold

Friday Focus 12/11/21 – Enjoyable

We’ve had lots of little enjoyable moments this week. Little moments of quality time together, making the most of the opportunities to do things together. Simple things like flying kites,…

The word 'solo' next to a doodle of a biplane with the final 'o' being part of the propeller

Friday Focus 05/11/21 – Solo

I’m flying solo this week as my husband is away for eight days working on an event. It’s been a while since he was last away for that length of…

The word 'dance' in pink with a drawing of blue tap shoes above the 'c' and 'e'

Friday Focus 22/10/21 – Dance

Sophie is taking part in her first dance festival next week and this week has been full of practice and preparation for this. She has a tap solo, a duet…

The word 'joy' in pink with a drawing of Sophie riding her bike

Friday Focus 15/10/21 – Joy

There have been lots of little moments of joy to focus on this week. That’s not to say that it’s all been sunshine and smiles, but it has been a…

The word 'lull' in lilac text

Friday Focus 08/10/21 – Lull

After the busyness and the emotional rollercoaster of the last few weeks, it’s been good to have a bit of a lull this week. My to-do list is starting to…

The word 'gentler' in lilac

Friday Focus 01/10/21 – Gentler

This week has been a busy one, but gentler than the past few weeks have been. The storm has calmed down for now and I’m back to feeling more able…

The word 'trying'

Friday Focus 24/09/21 – Trying

I’d have liked to have come up with a positive word this week after the last couple of weeks but to be honest, right now I’m just trying to get…