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Jessica as a toddler with a speech bubble saying "From the mouths of babes"

From the mouths of babes: September 2019

From the mouths of babes is an occasional feature capturing some of the things my children say. It originally started as a weekly linky but as this gradually fizzled out,…

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

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Weeks 34 and 35

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…

Me, hubby, Sophie and Thomas wearing our "JoGLE for Jessica" T-shirts at the Land's End signpost with "JoGLE for Jessica 12th August" added to the signpost

Me and Mine – August 2019

August has been a bit of a funny month. We’ve had some more intense periods of family time together and lots of time with hubby either working away or working…

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

Country Kids 31/08/19

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…

Family - this week's word of the week

Friday Focus 30/08/19 – Family time

We’ve been enjoying time with family this week, having spent a few days staying with my twin sister. I always try to fit in a few days visit back home…

A smiley Thomas splashing in a shallow pool on the beach

Thomas’s first trip to the beach

Trips to the beach are a rare treat for us as we live so far inland. My sister lives much nearer to the beach though. A summer stay at her…

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

Country Kids 24/08/19

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 'mixed' with a mixing spoon behind the "ix"

Friday Focus 23/08/19 – Mixed emotions

This week has been a bit of a mixed one – there have been happy moments but also moments of feeling overwhelmed, stressed, tired and fed up with everything. Such…

Me, hubby, Sophie and Thomas wearing our "JoGLE for Jessica" T-shirts at the Land's End signpost with "JoGLE for Jessica 12th August" added to the signpost

JoGLE for Jessica – Penzance to Land’s End

Our JoGLE for Jessica was almost complete – just one more bus ride to go to reach Land’s End. Sophie was very excited to see it was an open-top double-decker.…

Sophie sitting on the train with her headphones on while hubby looks out of the window at Exeter St David station

JoGLE for Jessica – Glasgow to Penzance

After a day off in Glasgow exploring the city and looking for the Oor Wullie sculptures, it was time to get back on the train and head south. We’d booked…