Welcome to Country Kids. Country Kids was one of the first linkies I joined in when I started my blog four years ago. It helped inspire me to enjoy so many outdoor adventures with my girls and create happy memories. It is an honour to be taking over hosting Country… View Post

Friday Focus 07/12/18 – Little angels

Friday Focus 07/12/18 – Little angels

Sophie has been busy practising for her Nativity play this week and is playing the part of the angel Gabriel. We went to see the first performance yesterday and were so proud of her. She had three lines to say and spoke them all loudly and clearly. She looked adorable… View Post

Festive fun at Chessington World of Adventures: A …

Festive fun at Chessington World of Adventures: A Winter’s Tail

Last year’s festive day out enjoying A Winter’s Tail at Chessington World of Adventures was a special one for us. It was our last family day out before Jessica’s Fontan procedure and it was such a magical one for our girls. They loved meeting Father Christmas and Jessica particularly loved… View Post

Crafting with kids: Simple Christmas decorations

Crafting with kids: Simple Christmas decorations

I have happy memories of childhood Christmases and making crackers and paper chains. They’re so simple for children to make with little, if any, adult help and are such fun to do. For this month’s #BostikBlogger craft, I’ve been revisiting my childhood and having fun making some simple Christmas decorations… View Post

Grief and life after Jessica: Say her name

Grief and life after Jessica: Say her name

I shared a post recently on my personal Facebook feed to help family and friends with Christmas cards this year. A reminder that it was okay to include Jessica’s name. That phrases such as “and remembering…” or “never forgetting…” do not offend a bereaved parent, but are welcomed. Jessica may… View Post

#365daysofgratitude – Week 48

#365daysofgratitude – Week 48

For the last two years, I have taken part in a daily gratitude challenge – sharing one photo a day on Instagram of something I am grateful for. It’s taught me to look for the little things and has made me a more positive person. It has not always been… View Post

From the mouths of babes – December 2018

From the mouths of babes – December 2018

From the mouths of babes is a linky all about sharing the things that children say. Whether it’s those adorable mispronounced words, glimpses into their imaginations or just the blunt observations that children make, I’d love to hear about them.   The linky runs monthly, opening on the 1st day… View Post