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A squirrel with a pine cone bird feeder in its mouth

#30dayswild – Week 3

#30DaysWild is a challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with “random acts of wildness”. This is our third year taking…

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

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 25

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 22/06/19

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 Bumpy in blue with bandages at the top of the B and the Y

Friday Focus 21/06/19 – A bit of a bumpy week

It’s been a bit of a bumpy week overall. There have been a lot of moments when I’ve been struggling, but they have been mixed with happy moments too. Hubby…

A ripe strawberry ready for picking

#30dayswild – Week 2

#30DaysWild is a challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with “random acts of wildness”. This is our third year taking…

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

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 24

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…

Sophie and Thomas in matching shorts and T-shirts sitting next to the sculpture of Jessica at her forever bed

Siblings – June 2019

I used to love putting my girls in matching dresses. They always seemed happy with it and I loved how it highlighted the fact that they were a pair –…

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

Country Kids 15/06/19

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 'music' with notes drawn inside

Friday Focus 14/06/19 – Rediscovering my love of music

“You brought music back into the house. I had forgotten.”   I used to enjoy singing and performing. We were in the midway through rehearsals for a concert at church…

Sophie wearing fairy wings and walking through the Temple Gardens at Langley Park

A magical fairy hunt in Langley Park

One of my favourite outdoor activities is looking for signs of fairies living in the woods. A little hole at the foot of a tree that surely must be a…