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Sophie and Thomas sitting together in a green moon chair with Sophie holding a picture of Jessica

Siblings – June 2021

My favourite thing about this time of year is being able to spend so much time outdoors and to watch the children having fun outside. Being outdoors means fewer restrictions…

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Friday Focus 11/06/21 – Gentle

It’s been a week of needing to be a little more gentle with myself, particularly with my husband being away working for a few days. We decided to have an…

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#30DaysWild 2021 – Week 1

My favourite thing about June is taking part in #30DaysWild, a challenge run by The Wildlife Trusts encouraging people to do one ‘random act of wildness’ each day in June.…

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

Country Kids 05/06/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. Hasn’t it been lovely to finally have some sunshine now that summer has arrived? We’ve certainly been making the most of it this week and…

The word 'outdoors' with a flower in the first 'o', a sun as the second 'o' and the third 'o' as a tree

Friday Focus 04/06/21 – Outdoors

We’ve been making the most of the weather this week and spending lots of time outdoors. It’s so nice to finally have some warm weather and sunshine – especially with…

Sophie and Thomas near the beehives at Iver Environment Centre

Learning about bees and pollination at Iver Environment Centre

Iver Environment Centre is a bit of a hidden gem, just off the road going from Slough to Uxbridge. We first visited it a few days before Thomas was born…

Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) and Thomas sitting on hubby's knees with me standing next to them

Me and Mine – May 2021

May has been a very mixed month. We’ve had the joy of being able to catch up with some of my extended family again having not seen them for nearly…

The word 'sociable' in yellow

Friday Focus 28/05/21 – Sociable

We’ve been quite sociable this week. It’s been good to catch up with friends and family members. Sophie has particularly enjoyed spending time with her cousins. I’ve been very grateful…

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

Country Kids 22/05/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. It’s been a very rainy May on the whole for us with wellies and waterproofs being an essential item for outdoor fun. We’re hoping for…

The word 'grief'

Friday Focus 21/05/21 – Grief

This week has been a tough one with grief being the overriding emotion of the week. It was the third anniversary of Jessica’s funeral on Tuesday. Anniversaries are always hard…