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Friday Focus 23/04/21 – Opening up

It’s been a busy week with various activities opening up again. Sophie started back at swimming last week, and this week her dance classes restarted back in the dance studio.…

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Friday Focus 16/04/21 – Joy

It’s been three years this week since Jessica died and, as with the previous two anniversaries, we focused on giving joy in honour of our beautiful brave girl. It was…

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Friday Focus 09/04/21 – Time

The best thing about school holidays is being able to enjoy that time with Sophie and Thomas without having schoolwork to worry about. It’s been even nicer this week to…

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Friday Focus 02/04/21 – Reminders

The run-up to Easter and the start of the school holidays are full of reminders of those last weeks with Jessica. This time three years ago we were on what…

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Friday Focus 26/03/21 – Triggers

This time of year is a tough one. As the third anniversary of Jessica’s death draws nearer, the triggers for grief increase. Some of them are easier to anticipate than…

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Friday Focus 19/03/21 – Routine

We all seem to have settled back into a routine again with Sophie at school during the day, Thomas at home, and me working from home. Hubby’s been going into…

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Friday Focus 12/03/21 – Productive

Sophie is enjoying being back at school and it’s amazing how much more productive I’ve been now that I don’t have to supervise and help with remote learning! I’ve managed…

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Friday Focus 05/03/21 – Mischief

Thomas has been full of mischief this week. He’s been decapitating my daffodils in the garden, throwing mud at his sister and then excelled himself by working out how to…

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Friday Focus 26/02/21 – Exercise

I’m trying to get a bit fitter at the moment and do a little more exercise. This week my husband and I have been trying a little harder to make…

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Friday Focus 19/02/21 – Absence

It’s been a quiet half-term break. February half-term is always a quiet one but lockdown this year has made it even more so and I’m aware of the absence of…