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The word 'milestone' with a cartoon of Thomas standing in front of his cot

Friday Focus 15/01/21 – Milestone

We’ve had a milestone moment with Thomas this week as he’s moved from a cot into a toddler bed. We hadn’t intended to convert the cot to a bed just…

Sophie and Thomas running around chasing bubbles with Jessica stnading in the background

Siblings – January 2021

I miss the days when writing this monthly siblings post was uncomplicated. When I could easily capture photos and reflect on sibling bonds without having to think of ways in…

A redwing in a tree

Feed the birds – joining in with the Big Garden Birdwatch

Our outdoor activities might have become very restricted with the latest lockdown, but one thing we can still enjoy is feeding the birds and seeing how many different types visit…

The word lockdown with padlocks drawn as the 'o's

Friday Focus 08/01/21 – Lockdown

We’re back in lockdown again and back to home-schooling for Sophie. I was very thankful that we had an inset day on Monday – although I’d already made the decision…

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

Country Kids 02/01/21

Happy new year and welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and had a good Christmas. While I’m sure many of us are glad…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 51 and 52

Happy New Year! 2020 was my fifth year taking part in a daily gratitude challenge. Finding one little thing to be thankful for each day has now become part of…

Me, hubby, Sophie (holding Jessica's Christmas stocking) and Thomas (holding a picture of Jessica) at Jessica's forever bed on Christmas Day

Me and Mine – December 2020

I’d hoped at the start of this month that our family photo for December would be taken at Coombe Mill on Christmas Day. Sadly, the rise in coronavirus cases and…

Thomas and Sophie wading through a big puddle in the middle of some heathland

Taking on the 1000 hours outside challenge

I love getting outside with my children and the importance of having plenty of outdoor time is something that I feel quite strongly about. At the start of the year,…

Sophie and Thomas dressed as shepherds with Sophie's toy goat and Jessica dressed as an angel against a starry sky background

Merry Christmas

I’ll be stepping away from the blog from now until the end of December. Wishing all my readers a peaceful and gentle Christmas. Hope that you all stay safe and…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 50

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…