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Country Kids 21/12/19

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 Christmas with two holly leaves and a red berry as the dot for the 'i'

Friday Focus 20/12/19 – All ready for Christmas

The presents have all been wrapped, cards have been sent, the tree is up and we are pretty much ready for Christmas to arrive. Sophie finished school yesterday and is…

Sophie, Thomas and Jessica dressed as Christmas elves at the table together with a log cabin background

Siblings – December 2019

One of our traditions since Jessica was a year old has been to do a festive photo for our Christmas cards. It started off with a very small Jessica in…

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

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 50

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…

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

Country Kids 14/12/19

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 'hope' in rainbow colours

Friday Focus 13/12/19 – Holding on to hope

I’m not sure what result we’ll be waking up to when this post goes live. What I do know is that there seems to be real fear on both sides…

Sophie standing in front of an Egyptian mural

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh – London exhibition review

Disclosure: We were invited to a press event and gifted tickets to the Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   As a…

Sophie standing in front of a red narrowboat

Visiting Santa by narrowboat

Last year, Sophie enjoyed taking a narrowboat ride to go and visit Santa. It was such a lovely way to see Santa that I decided to do it again this…

Two snowmen made from white paper covered toilet roll tubes with pipe cleaner and pompom scarves and earmuffs

Toilet roll snowmen – a simple winter craft

We were inspired to make these cute little toilet roll snowmen after spotting some similar ones at the local Christmas tree festival. They’re very simple to make and would be…

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

#365daysofgratitude 2019 -Week 49

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…