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Friday Focus 11/09/20 – Adjusting

We’re gradually adjusting into the old routine again and getting used to Sophie being at school during the day. She’s enjoying being back with her friends and although the house…

Hubby, Thomas and Sophie eating birthday cake at Jessica's forever bed

Remembering Jessica: a special birthday picnic

Last Sunday was Jessica’s ninth birthday – the third birthday that we have had to mark without her. Special days, anniversaries and milestones are always very emotional days, but we…

A very smiley Jessica on the rocking horse at the park

To Jessica on her 9th birthday

Darling Jessica, Today is your ninth birthday. Nine years old. How grown-up that sounds. I wonder what you would be like at nine years old. What kind of things would…

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#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 35

At the start of 2016, inspired by a friend, I started a daily gratitude challenge – posting one thing that I was thankful for each day on Instagram. I enjoyed…

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

Country Kids 05/09/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe. September is now here and Sophie went back to school this week. She’s happy to…

The word 'school' drawn as chalk writing on a blackboard

Friday Focus 04/09/20 – Back to school

We’re back to school and back to reality this week. Thankfully Sophie has settled back in quite well. She did get very upset the night before school started though. She’s…

Sophie in a white school polo top and a grey pinafore dress

Back to school, back to reality

After more than five months of having Sophie at home, going back to school has been a bit of a shock to the system. It feels very quiet in the…

Daddy, Sophie and Thomas standing outside Osterley House

A walk around Osterley Park

Osterley Park is a beautiful Georgian country estate on the outskirts of London, not far from Heathrow airport. It’s one of those places where one minute you’re driving down a…

Me (holding a photo of Jessica), hubby, Sophie and Thomas sitting on a bench together

Me and Mine – August 2020

August has been all about trying to make the most of family time together. We’re still very much in our little family bubble at the moment whilst being aware that…

A picture of a blue dragonfly on a reed with the text "#366daysofgratitude 2020"

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 34

At the start of 2016, inspired by a friend, I started a daily gratitude challenge – posting one thing that I was thankful for each day on Instagram. I enjoyed…