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Keeping their memory alive – raising awareness of child loss

Today is National Bereaved Parents Day which aims to raise awareness of all parents who have lost a child of any age, and from any circumstance. The theme this year…

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

Country Kids 03/07/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. How are we in July already?! We really enjoyed joining in with #30DaysWild during June and while this particular challenge has ended for another year,…

The word 'words' spelled out in colourful wooden blocks

Friday Focus 02/07/21 – Words

Thomas has been amazing us with his grasp of words this week. His latest favourite thing to do is to spell out words that he’s seen around him using his…

Sophie holding a buff tip moth, a white ermine moth and two dark arches moths

#30DaysWild 2021 – Week 4

Our fifth #30DaysWild has now come to an end. We’ve enjoyed joining in again. As with previous years, it’s encouraged us to take a closer look and we’ve learned new…

Me, hubby, Sophie and Thomas (asleep in his buggy) at Jessica's forever bed

Me and Mine – June 2021

It’s been nice to be able to enjoy more of a feeling of normality again this month. We had Nanny come to stay for a weekend, and our first night…

The word 'sorting' with a doodle of me juggling items of clothing

Friday Focus 25/06/21 – Sorting

I’ve been busy sorting out our spare room this week ready for my mum to come and stay at the weekend. It’s been a year since she last stayed with…

A bee on a red clover

#30DaysWild 2021 – Week 3

We’re now three-quarters of the way through this year’s #30DaysWild and have been enjoying getting outdoors and learning more about wildlife and nature. We tend to come up with our…

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

Country Kids 19/06/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. I can’t quite believe that we’re more than halfway through June. We’ve been enjoying taking part in #30DaysWild this month. As always we’ve noticed new…

The word nature in green with doodles of a flower, a bird, a dragonfly and a butterfly around it

Friday Focus 18/06/21 – Nature

We’ve been enjoying taking a closer look at nature lately thanks to taking part in #30DaysWild. Every year I find myself noticing something new and this year it’s seeing baby…

A banded demoiselle damselfly on Sophie's hat

#30DaysWild 2021 – Week 2

We’re now more than halfway through this year’s #30DaysWild, a challenge run by The Wildlife Trusts encouraging people to do one ‘random act of wildness’ each day in June. This…