#365daysofgratitude

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Friday Focus 08/01/21 – Lockdown

We’re back in lockdown again and back to home-schooling for Sophie. I was very thankful that we had an inset day on Monday – although I’d already made the decision…

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Friday Focus 18/12/20 – Overstretched

I’m currently at that point in the festive season where the to-do list looks overwhelming, there don’t appear to be quite enough hours available in the day and I’m feeling…

Friday Focus 04/12/20 – Preparation

Advent is a time for preparation and the last couple of weeks have been busy preparing for various things. Obviously, the preparation for Christmas is underway – most of the…

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…

The word 'struggling'

Friday Focus 13/11/20 – Struggling

I’m struggling with this second lockdown to be honest. I don’t know why really, the changes in our day-to-day life didn’t really feel all that big and I felt well…

The word 'hectic'

Friday Focus 06/11/20 – Hectic

Half-term was rather a hectic time for us with Sophie’s birthday in the middle of it, plus trying to juggle work and other commitments whilst making the most of being…

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Friday Focus 23/10/20 – Insomnia

This week has felt like a constant battle against insomnia; struggling to try and get a reasonable night’s sleep. I feel like I’m permanently tired at the moment in spite…

The word 'remembering'

Friday Focus 16/10/20 – Remembering

This week is baby loss awareness week and like many others, I lit my candle at 7pm yesterday for the wave of light, remembering my beautiful Jessica and thinking of…

The word 'Jaded'

Friday Focus 09/10/20 – Jaded

I’m tired and feeling somewhat jaded this week. It’s been one of those weeks where everything just feels a bit too much. Too many things to juggle; frustrations over things…

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Friday Focus 02/10/20 – Wedding

Last weekend was my twin sister’s wedding and it was such a beautiful, if bittersweet at times, day. Sophie and I were bridesmaids and Thomas was a page boy. He…