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Little Loves: June 2017

Well, that was June (I think!) – I feel like I’ve blinked and missed it because it’s gone so quickly.  How are we half way through the year already?!  June has been a bit of an emotional month, full of lovely things and important milestones as well as a couple of less-lovely and unexpected things that popped…

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A Weird Week

Last week was weird. There’s no other way to describe it.  I’ve been feeling quite unsettled as a result of all the things that happened – probably because it was all within a relatively short space of time.  And also – I’m realising as I’m writing this – because all of it was completely beyond my…

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Father’s Day 2017

Today is Father’s Day.  I wrote this post last year all about the wonderful Dad’s that my family and I are lucky enough to have in our lives and to be honest, there’s not really much more I can add to it – everything I wrote before still holds true. I’m still finding it hard not having my…

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Three Years Married

A couple of days ago the husband and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary.  Well, I say ‘celebrated’.  Truth be told it was kind of a weird day.  But that’s for a future blog post, coming soon… 😉 I can’t quite believe that we’ve been married for three years already – it’s crazy how fast…

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Mimi: Nine

A couple of weeks ago Mimi, our middle daughter, turned nine. I think I’m still in a little bit of denial.  I can’t believe that nine whole years have passed since I welcomed her into the world, ten days after her due date, her crazy head of pitch black hair and her powerful lungs surprising us all. She still surprises us on…

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Little Loves: May 2017

How is it the end of May already?!  I swear I was only writing last month’s Little Loves post a week or so ago.  Summer feels like it’s decided to arrive, it’s half term next week and we’ve had a busy month.  Here are all the little things I’ve been loving lately throughout May… Read…

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Me: Thirty-Four

A couple of weeks ago I turned thirty-four.  Thirty-four!  The words sound alien because in my head I feel about sixteen.  And yet here I am, more than double the age I feel, somewhat bemused as to where the time has gone and how I’ve ended up here. All in all it was a pretty…

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Secret Agent Training (otherwise known as SATs)

If you are a parent of a school-age child you’ll probably be aware that it’s currently exam season.  SATs, GCSEs, AS and A Levels, Mocks… May and June are not fun months for either parents or children when it comes to school. When Ella and Mimi (currently in Years 5 and 4 of primary school respectively) were in Year…

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Making New Friends

A few weeks ago on a lovely, sunny Saturday, the girls and I headed up to Trentham Gardens for the afternoon.  Trentham is somewhere we go several times a year – it’s one of our favourite places to visit as there are loads of things there for the girls to enjoy whatever the season – the lakeside walk and…

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