We’ve all been unwell this week with what seems to be a nasty cold bug. Sophie was off school at the beginning of the week. There’s chicken pox doing the rounds at school at the moment so I’ve been on pox alert. By Wednesday she was feeling better and there… View Post

Siblings – February 2019

Siblings – February 2019

I love how Thomas interacts more and more with Sophie now. His little eyes light up when she arrives home from school in the afternoons and his biggest smiles and laughs are always reserved for her. Sophie’s first request on waking up each morning is nearly always to hold her… View Post

Living with the fear of losing a child: …

Living with the fear of losing a child: thoughts from the other side

One of my favourite quotes as a heart parent was this one: “Having a child with a life-threatening condition changes you. It brings out strength in you that you never knew you had, it makes you appreciate the little things in life, it makes you fear that every memory you… View Post

A walk in the woods around Hardy’s …

A walk in the woods around Hardy’s Cottage

One of the things I love about having National Trust membership is being able to use it to break up long car journeys. A stop-off at a National Trust property is so much nicer than stopping at service stations. It’s been a while since we last used our National Trust… View Post

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 6

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 6

For three years, 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 finding little things to be grateful for has been very easy to do and others when it has been… View Post

Country Kids 09/02/19

Country Kids 09/02/19

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 when I started my blog four years ago and helped inspire me to enjoy so many outdoor adventures with my… View Post