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Sophie looking at the ‘listen’ and ‘feel’ signs outside the Haddenham Croft Cottage

An autumn afternoon at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum has been a favourite place to visit ever since the girls were babies. Since Jessica died, we’ve not visited it quite as often as we used…

Sophie and her friend popping their heads through the holes in the PAW Patrol mosaic brick board.

Family fun at BRICKLIVE 2019

Disclosure: We were gifted a family ticket for BRICKLIVE 2019 and some brick kits. All thoughts and opinions are my own Sophie loves getting creative and building with bricks and…

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

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Weeks 43 and 44

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 02/11/19

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 'star' surrounded by yellow stars

Friday Focus 01/11/19 – My little star

Sophie really has been the star of the show this week. She absolutely loved every minute of doing The Sound of Music and I was so proud of her performance.…

Sophie looking closely at an owl pellet through a magnifying glass

Half-term fun at Denham Country Park

Denham Country Park is one of our favourite places to visit. During school holidays, they often run various activity sessions and trails for children. We’ve previously enjoyed river dipping and…

Sophie's CBeebies birthday card for her 6th birthday

To Sophie at six

Darling Sophie You are now six years old. Six. It sounds so grown-up. My baby girl is becoming quite a big girl now! I think though, you will always be…

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

Country Kids 26/10/19

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 'show' drawn on a theatre background

Friday Focus 25/10/19 – Show time!

It’s show week for The Sound of Music this week and Sophie and I are thoroughly enjoying it. It is so lovely to be performing again and to be doing…

Sophie standing by the bridge in the arboretum at Langley Park

An autumn nature hunt in Langley Park

With the clocks about to go back, we’ve been trying to get in some after school adventures while we still can. Sophie has been quite keen to go on a…