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A paper heart with "Jessica" on it hanging from a tree and #365daysofgratitude

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 27

Since 2016, 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…

Jessica standing in front of a tree looking out over a big branch - "Country Kids"

Country Kids 08/07/19

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…

Bittersweet - this week's word of the week

Friday Focus 05/07/19 – Bittersweet milestones

This last half-term of Sophie’ s reception year is full of bittersweet moments. All those little milestones that I remember so well with Jessica. Moments that Sophie should be sharing…

The solar oven in the garden with cookie dough inside

#30DaysWild – Making a solar oven

Making a solar oven and using the power of the sun to do some outdoor baking has been on my list of things to try with Sophie for a while.…

A bee in the middle of a dog rose

#30dayswild – Week 4

#30DaysWild is now over for this year. We’ve enjoyed taking part in this challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with…

A paper heart with "Jessica" on it hanging from a tree and #365daysofgratitude

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 26

Since 2016, 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…

Me, hubby holding Thomas, and Sophie holding a photo of Jessica in the garden in the sunshine

Me and Mine – June 2019

Eight years ago today, we were in Oxford for the in-utero heart surgery that gave Jessica a chance of life. A milestone moment at the start of our journey as…

Jessica standing in front of a tree looking out over a big branch - "Country Kids"

Country Kids 29/06/19

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…

The word performing with a doodle of Sophie as the dot over the 'i'

Friday Focus 28/06/19 – Performing

Sophie has been enjoying doing lots of performing this week. Last Friday was the dress rehearsal for her Girls’ Brigade display which she’ll be performing in tonight. I’m looking forward…

Sophie picking strawberries

#30DaysWild – Fruit picking

One of my Christmas presents to my husband last year was a box of envelopes – each labelled with the month that he was to open them. In each of…