Last Friday afternoon, we were invited to Jessica and Sophie’s school for the official opening of Jessica’s memorial. The school had clearly put a lot of thought and effort into it and it was a beautiful tribute to our big girl.  Some of Jessica’s classmates and their parents were also… View Post

Siblings – March 2019

Siblings – March 2019

I used to love watching my girls together at school drop-off and pick-up times. I loved the way that they would give each other a big cuddle and a kiss as they said goodbye to each other in the morning and their joy at being reunited at pick-up time. The… View Post

River dipping at Denham Country Park

River dipping at Denham Country Park

One of my happiest memories from the last summer we had with Jessica was watching her and Sophie play in the river at Denham Country Park with a friend. We’d brought a little pond dipping kit with us and Jessica had a go with it but we didn’t really find… View Post

Room on the Broom: A Magical Journey at …

Room on the Broom: A Magical Journey at Chessington World of Adventures

Room on the Broom is one of our favourite books. When we saw last year that Hocus Pocus Hall at Chessington was being replaced with a new attraction – Room on the Broom: A Magical Journey – we looked forward to seeing how the story would be brought to life.… View Post

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 10

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 10

For three years, I have taken part in a daily gratitude challenge, sharing a photo of one thing I am thankful for each day on Instagram. There have been days when finding little things to be grateful for has been very easy to do and others when it has been… View Post

Country Kids 09/03/19

Country Kids 09/03/19

Welcome to 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 I joined in when I started my blog four years ago and helped inspire me to enjoy so many outdoor adventures with my… View Post

Friday Focus 08/03/19 – Thankful for friends

Friday Focus 08/03/19 – Thankful for friends

I’ve been finding it hard to socialise recently. Grief can make other people feel uncomfortable. Talking about Jessica can sometimes be met with awkward silences, changing the subject, or well-meaning but hurtful comments. I know that it’s just that people don’t know what to say or how to react but… View Post