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Friday Focus 15/05/20 – Little celebrations

It’s been nice to have reasons to celebrate this week. We’ve made use of our ‘party tent’ in the garden and enjoyed a couple of little garden parties which has…

Me and my husband dancing together in the garden

Our VE Day 75 garden party

Like many people around the country, we marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a little party. We decided to have our party in our back garden rather than…

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#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 18

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…

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Friday Focus 08/05/20 – Juggling lots of balls!

We might be staying home, but life in lockdown feels very busy at times with me juggling a lot of balls. Home-schooling Sophie, working from home, keeping Thomas entertained, doing…

Two sheets on a tuff tray – one showing the parts of a flower, the other with flower parts stuck on and the names of each part written on

Outdoor learning: parts of a flower

One of the many things I’m enjoying about doing more outdoor learning with Sophie is teaching her about different plants and flowers. She’s getting quite good at identifying the different…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 17

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…

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Country Kids 02/05/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe during this time.   While we’re still in lockdown, Country Kids will be running as…

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Friday Focus 01/05/2020 – Staying connected

Although we are still very much missing being able to see family and friends, it is so good to be able to stay connected thanks to technology. I’ve been having…

Sophie, me (holding a cushion with Jessica's photo on) and Daddy holding Thomas in our event shelter in the garden

Me and Mine – April 2020

April used to be one of my favourite months of the year, with the days becoming warmer and spring feeling very much in the air. These days, April is a…

in a large planter in the garden

Making fairy houses

We’ve been spending a lot more time than usual in our garden over recent weeks thanks to lockdown. I have to admit that it’s looking much better for it! We’ve…