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The word 'reminders' in pink with a picture of Jessica as the dot above the 'i' and a doodle of a vase of flowers on the 's'

Friday Focus 02/04/21 – Reminders

The run-up to Easter and the start of the school holidays are full of reminders of those last weeks with Jessica. This time three years ago we were on what…

Hubby (holding Thomas), me and Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) out in the garden

Me and Mine – March 2021

Three years ago today, we were off on holiday to the Isle of Wight, hoping that the break would be good for Jessica and that she would start to pick…

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

Country Kids 27/03/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. Spring is here at last, the days are getting longer and restrictions are starting to ease very slowly. We might still be under lockdown, but…

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Friday Focus 26/03/21 – Triggers

This time of year is a tough one. As the third anniversary of Jessica’s death draws nearer, the triggers for grief increase. Some of them are easier to anticipate than…

Jessica's memorial at her forever bed with a vase of orange, yellow and white roses

Grief and life after Jessica: Don’t tell me how to feel

We’re coming up to the third anniversary of Jessica’s death. This time of year is a tough one. This time three years ago, Jessica was already struggling with the viruses…

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Friday Focus 19/03/21 – Routine

We all seem to have settled back into a routine again with Sophie at school during the day, Thomas at home, and me working from home. Hubby’s been going into…

Four Easter egg decorations made from craft foam

Crafting with kids – Easter egg decorations

These small hanging Easter egg decorations are perfect for decorating Easter trees and are simple to make. We made them in four different designs and you can find our template…

Sophie (dressed as Alice in Wonderland), Thomas (dressed as Peter Pan) with a forest background with Jessica (dressed as Little Red Riding Hood) peeping out from behind a tree

Siblings – March 2021

This month’s photos were inspired by Sophie dressing up as Alice in Wonderland for World Book Day. I had so much fun playing around with Photoshop to send her down…

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

Country Kids 13/03/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and that your children are settling well back at school if they’ve returned this week. Our outdoor…

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Friday Focus 12/03/21 – Productive

Sophie is enjoying being back at school and it’s amazing how much more productive I’ve been now that I don’t have to supervise and help with remote learning! I’ve managed…