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#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 20

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 22/05/20 – Riding the emotional rollercoaster

It’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster of a week as it was the two-year anniversary of Jessica’s funeral on Monday. Both Sunday and Monday were very tough days…

Sophie and Thomas standing by their playhouse, with Jessica's photo blanket hanging down from the roof and bubbles coming from the bubble machine on top of it

Siblings – May 2020

This is the last siblings post where Sophie is still younger than Jessica and my three children are in age order. By this time next month, Sophie will be older…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 19

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…

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

Country Kids 16/05/20

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and safe during this time.   While we’re still in lockdown, Country Kids will be running as…

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Friday Focus 15/05/20 – Little celebrations

It’s been nice to have reasons to celebrate this week. We’ve made use of our ‘party tent’ in the garden and enjoyed a couple of little garden parties which has…

Me and my husband dancing together in the garden

Our VE Day 75 garden party

Like many people around the country, we marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a little party. We decided to have our party in our back garden rather than…

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

#366daysofgratitude 2020 – Week 18

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 08/05/20 – Juggling lots of balls!

We might be staying home, but life in lockdown feels very busy at times with me juggling a lot of balls. Home-schooling Sophie, working from home, keeping Thomas entertained, doing…

Two sheets on a tuff tray – one showing the parts of a flower, the other with flower parts stuck on and the names of each part written on

Outdoor learning: parts of a flower

One of the many things I’m enjoying about doing more outdoor learning with Sophie is teaching her about different plants and flowers. She’s getting quite good at identifying the different…