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Thomas looking at the carving of Jessica on her memorial while Sophie gives it a hug

Siblings – January 2020

I love watching Sophie and Thomas together, seeing the beautiful bond they have with each other, and the way their bond mirrors the one that Jessica and Sophie had. So…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 1

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 11/01/20

Welcome to another week of 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…

The word 'outside' drawn with trees around it

Friday Focus 10/01/20 – Enjoying time outside

We’ve been enjoying getting outside each day over the last week, thanks to joining in with the Wild about Winter challenge. It’s really helped having a suggested activity to do…

Thomas with a couple of the goats at Coombe Mill

Feed run fun at Coombe Mill

The morning feed run was definitely the highlight of our stay at Coombe Mill over Christmas. Getting outdoors first thing to go and feed all the animals was a wonderful…

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

Country Kids 04/01/20

Happy New Year to you all and welcome to another year of Country Kids. Country Kids, originally hosted by Fiona at Coombe Mill, is all about sharing outdoor family fun.…

The word 'family'

Friday Focus 03/01/20 – Making the most of having festive fun with family

Happy new year to you all! I’ve enjoyed having a bit of a blog break over the festive period and making the most of family time together. Christmas and the…

Sophie exploring the fairy garden at Coombe Mill

Our second Christmas at Coombe Mill

Christmas is a tough time for us since Jessica died and we haven’t yet been able to face doing Christmas at home the way we used to. Instead, we headed…

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

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 52

Happy New Year! I’ve now completed my fourth year of doing a daily gratitude challenge, sharing a photo of one thing I am thankful for each day on Instagram. What…

(left) me and hubby back in 2010; (right) hubby holding Sophie, me holding Thomas and a photo of Jessica on Christmas Day 2019

The end of the decade: reflections on the 2010s

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief,…