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Friday Focus 06/11/20 – Hectic

Half-term was rather a hectic time for us with Sophie’s birthday in the middle of it, plus trying to juggle work and other commitments whilst making the most of being…

Thomas sitting in his buggy looking out at the lake at Black Park

Autumn walks in Black Park

I’ve been enjoying getting out for walks with Thomas while Sophie is at school. We often head for one of the country parks as the paths there are mostly buggy-friendly…

A model of a 1666 house made from cardboard boxes and craft sticks

Home learning: Making a ‘Great Fire of London’ house

Sophie has been learning about the Great Fire of London in school recently. Her half-term project was to make a 1666 house to take to school for them to recreate…

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#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 43

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…

Sophie, Daddy, Thomas and me with Jessica's cushion behind us on the sofa

Me and Mine – October 2020

Our Me and Mine photos this month are quick shots at home, grabbed in the few minutes we could manage before my husband had to leave for work. These somewhat…

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

Country Kids 31/10/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe and coping with the current level of restrictions wherever you are. We’ve been on half-term…

A smiley Sophie wearing a rainbow dress

To Sophie – now you are seven

Darling Sophie, Today you are seven years old. You are so very excited to be turning seven. You’ve been counting down the sleeps for the last couple of weeks, and…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 42

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 24/10/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe and coping with the current level of restrictions wherever you are. I’m grateful that time…

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Friday Focus 23/10/20 – Insomnia

This week has felt like a constant battle against insomnia; struggling to try and get a reasonable night’s sleep. I feel like I’m permanently tired at the moment in spite…