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Sophie and Thomas sitting together with Sophie holding a picture of Jessica

Siblings – May 2021

We were watching videos of Jessica the other day. Both Thomas and Sophie loved watching them. It made me so happy seeing Thomas pointing at the screen and saying “Jessica!”…

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Friday Focus 14/05/21 – Rollercoaster

This week has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. It was my birthday on Sunday, which is always very mixed nowadays. There was a lot of joy this year…

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

Country Kids 08/05/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. We’ve been enjoying the feeling that normality is slowly returning over the last couple of weeks. It’s been good to have more options with our…

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Friday Focus 07/05/21 – Steady

It’s been a nice steady week. One of those weeks where things feel manageable, the to-do list is doable and while there are things going on underneath the calmness of…

Sophie and Thomas on the aeroplane ride

An afternoon of fun at the fair

It’s been so good to see things beginning to open up again over the last few weeks, and to start taking steps towards normality again. Fun fairs are one of…

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Friday Focus 30/04/21 – Low

I’ve been feeling a little low this week and finding myself getting a bit discouraged over things. My energy levels have been low and I’m not sure whether it’s more…

Sophie, me (holding a photo of Jessica) and hubby holding Thomas sitting on a seat carved into a fallen tree

Me and Mine – April 2021

April is a tough month for us with the first half of the month tinged with painful memories leading up to the anniversary of Jessica’s death. The day itself was…

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

Country Kids 24/04/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and enjoying the spring sunshine. Spring is such a beautiful time of year with all the spring…

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Friday Focus 23/04/21 – Opening up

It’s been a busy week with various activities opening up again. Sophie started back at swimming last week, and this week her dance classes restarted back in the dance studio.…

Sophie and Thomas at the number 5 marker on the Easter trail

Easter holiday fun at Cliveden

As a family, we’re often at our happiest when out and about on an adventure together. Like everyone else, we’ve been very limited with our outdoor adventures but with restrictions…