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Barefoot Adventures

I remember the summers of my childhood with unwavering joy and fondness – they were a swirling, intoxicating blend of school days and playing in the garden and visiting grandparents & cousins and summer holiday activity weeks.  There were seemingly endless days of sunshine, full to the brim with handstands on the field at school;…

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Adventures In The Sun

What a beautiful month May was!  The weather throughout has been absolutely fantastic, even over both Bank Holiday weekends, which is pretty much unheard of here in the UK.  We’ve had almost constant clear blue skies, the most glorious sunshine AND it’s mostly been really warm – I can’t even begin to describe how good…

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Winter At Trentham Gardens: A Garden For All Seasons

Back in half term at the end of February, the girls and I spent a winter afternoon together at Trentham Gardens.  It’s one of our favourite places to visit and we hadn’t been for absolutely ages.  In fact, we hadn’t really been anywhere for months thanks to weekends being taken up with other activities (such…

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Half Term Adventures

I absolutely love having my girls home from school for the holidays.  Relaxed mornings, no schedule to stick to and the chance to spend some quality time together. February half term can be a bit of a tricky one to know what to do with though: there isn’t the excitement of all the festivities to…

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Winter Sunshine

Adventures have been few and far between this month.  January has been grey and wet and cold – which I guess is to be expected for the midwinter month – and despite our best efforts we’ve really only been out properly as a family on one Sunday over the last four weeks.  Sunday is the…

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Pumpkin Picking Fun

It’s felt like a funny old half term.  We missed most of it because of being on holiday in Florida, and lost the second half of it to jet lag.  Of course it was totally worth it, it’s just left me feeling a little out of the loop season-wise.  It definitely hasn’t felt like Halloween!…

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Little Wanderings

Thanks to the nature of his job, the husband is usually at work at some point on a Saturday.  Sometimes I use that time to catch up on necessary errands and life admin and housework whilst the girls have some much-needed downtime to spend reading, playing games, doing some colouring and drawing or watching a…

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Adventures on Cannock Chase

For the first three weeks of the summer holidays I had no car.  Anyone who knows me knows that I love to walk everywhere anyway, so it didn’t bother me too much.  However, with three daughters who had a list of adventures they wanted to go on, it did make things more than a little…

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Fruit Picking at Canalside Farm

What a summer!  I don’t know about you but I’m exhausted (in the best kind of way!).  It’s been full on and intense and challenging and brilliant fun all at the same time.  The girls go back to school in two days time so we’ve been spending time looking at our Summer Bucket List this morning and…

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