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Me (holding Jessica's photo), hubby, Sophie and Thomas with the Gruffalo at Chessington World of Adventures

Me and Mine – March 2019

This time last year we were heading off on our very last family holiday with Jessica. We’d decided to go to the Isle of Wight so we could have a…

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

Country Kids 30/03/19

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…

Mess - this week's word of the week

Friday Focus 29/03/19 – It’s all a bit of a mess

The ‘last times’ from this time last year are coming thick and fast on my Timehop now and unsurprisingly my emotions are a mess as a result. This time last…

Jessica's memorial at GreenAcres, next to a wooden vase filled with daffodils

A tribute to our joy-carrier: the making of Jessica’s memorial

Jessica’s forever bed is in a beautiful woodland burial site. As the surroundings are all very natural, there are quite strict restrictions about memorials and what can be placed at…

Sophie with her finished cardboard tube lighthouse

Crafting with kids: a simple lighthouse craft

I love sitting down and doing crafts with Sophie. She’s now at the age where she likes to be able to do as much as possible by herself, with only…

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

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 12

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…

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

Country Kids 23/03/19

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…

Memorial - this week's word of the week

Friday Focus 22/03/19 – A beautiful memorial for Jessica

Jessica’s memorial is now finished and has been put in place at her forever bed. We went up to GreenAcres on Wednesday with my mum and hubby’s parents to put…

Sophie collecting leaves and pebbles in the woods at Cliveden

Learning about trees on a trail at Cliveden

We love getting out and following trails. They’re such a great way of encouraging children out for a walk and getting them to explore nature. Over February half-term, there was…

Jessica sitting on a tree stump

Grief and life after Jessica: What I want my friends and family to know

Dealing with someone else’s grief is something that many people are uncomfortable with, especially when it comes to child loss. Many people don’t really know what to say, or to…