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Winter Walks

January is a funny old month.  It’s deep midwinter, the fun and excitement of Christmas is over and the promise of Spring is still a little too far away to feel tangible.  It’s dark and grey and cold and, if you’re anything like me, it can be hard to summon up to motivation to do…

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Cabin Fever

Chrimbo Limbo.  Twixmas. Whatever you call it, the week between Christmas and New Year is always a bit odd.  No-one is ever quite sure what day it is; there are late nights and even (*gasp*) lie-ins for the girls (this really does feel like a bit of a Christmas miracle – they’re so worn out from the…

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November Rain

We had a tough weekend.  I’ve left it a couple of days to post about it because I wanted to let it all settle and organise my thoughts and clear my head first. The weather wasn’t brilliant (Storm Angus on the way!) and our instincts were to stay in and hibernate, apart from taking Mimi…

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A sunny Sunday in October

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less travelled by.  And that has made all the difference”.  Robert Frost I’ve written a few times about how much we love Cannock Chase forest, which we are lucky enough to have right on our doorstep, and we often head up there on…

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Wildflowers at Trentham Gardens

As I write this, the last of my summer blog posts, we are already three-quarters of the way through September.  I’m really not quite sure how that happened.  For a start, the weather has been absolutely lovely over the last few weeks (with the occasional exception of the odd rainy day or chilly morning) and so…

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A Treasure Trail in Acton Trussell

One Sunday a few weeks ago we were at a bit of a loss as to what to do.  We’d exhausted pretty much everything on our Summer Bucket List (which was relatively short anyway as I wanted a slower, more simple summer than the usual mad-busy craziness that I normally create by packing as much…

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