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Making fairy houses

We’ve been spending a lot more time than usual in our garden over recent weeks thanks to lockdown. I have to admit that it’s looking much better for it! We’ve…

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#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 16

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…

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Friday Focus 24/04/2020 – Missing Jessica

We’re back to (home) school this week. The start of the summer term in Year 1. A new milestone for us – one that Jessica never reached. We’re missing her…

A wormery made from a plastic bottle with alternating layers of sharp sand and compost inside

Outdoor learning: making a wormery

Sophie has been enjoying our various outdoor learning sessions over the last few weeks. We’ve created a little ‘Muddy Puddles’ area in our back garden as a space for her…

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#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 15

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…

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Friday Focus 17/04/2020 – Sharing some joy for Jessica

This week has been a tough one with the second anniversary of Jessica’s death. We tried to focus on the joy that Jessica shared during her life and mark the…

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Siblings – April 2020

Last month’s siblings photos taken at the park feel like they were taken a very long time ago now! We’re now into our fourth week of staying home due to…

A smiley Jessica on a fairground ride

Grief and life after Jessica: two years on

Darling Jessica Two years. How can it be two whole years since we last gave you a snuggle; since we last looked into your beautiful blue eyes and heard your…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 14

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…

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Friday Focus 10/04/2020 – A couple of unexpected hiccups

I’m feeling more settled into lockdown life this week and enjoying the family time, although we have had a couple of unexpected hiccups along the way.     Thomas took…