One of my happy memories from our last family holiday with Jessica was a ride on the Isle of Wight steam railway. The girls loved the steam train ride and we took our last family selfie during it. For our first family holiday since losing her, we were invited for… View Post

Festive fun at Chessington World of Adventures: A …

Festive fun at Chessington World of Adventures: A Winter’s Tail

Last year’s festive day out enjoying A Winter’s Tail at Chessington World of Adventures was a special one for us. It was our last family day out before Jessica’s Fontan procedure and it was such a magical one for our girls. They loved meeting Father Christmas and Jessica particularly loved… View Post

A geocache hunt in Harmondsworth

A geocache hunt in Harmondsworth

I have to confess that sometimes I drag my family out for an outdoor adventure purely because I need to write an outdoors post for the Country Kids linky! Our most recent geocaching adventure was one of those occasions. I’d spotted a nice loop of geocaches around Saxon Lake in… View Post

Sophie’s first Remembrance Sunday parade

Sophie’s first Remembrance Sunday parade

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