Each year, Jessica and Sophie’s Girls’ Brigade company takes part in the local Remembrance Sunday parade. Jessica took part in two parades while she was with Girls’ Brigade, but this year was Sophie’s first time taking part.     It was an earlier start that we usually have on a… View Post

Howl’o’ween fun at Chessington World of …

Howl’o’ween fun at Chessington World of Adventures

October half-term seems to be all about Halloween-themed activities and days out. The girls loved trying out the “Howl’o’ween” attractions at Chessington World of Adventures last year. This year, it was Sophie who donned her sister’s “rainbow witch” outfit for a day out at Chessington. I was glad she picked… View Post

Cheering on Team Jessica in the Great South …

Cheering on Team Jessica in the Great South Run

Last weekend, several of Jessica’s uncles and her cousins ran in the Great South Run to raise money for Little Hearts Matter in memory of Jessica. My brother Adrian and my sister’s ex-partner Pete had both run before but for my other brother Peter and my nephews Jamie and Lee,… View Post

Walking with dinosaurs in Black Park

Walking with dinosaurs in Black Park

At some point during the school holidays, there is usually a themed trail to follow at Black Park. The girls and I have done quite a few different ones – Easter trails, fairy trails, bugs and beasts. We loved doing the trails together but I hadn’t done one with Sophie… View Post