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Little Loves: August 2018

In direct contrast to July, August has been a much-needed slow month.  We’ve not done a lot during the summer holidays, mostly spending plenty of time at home just pottering about the house and running errands locally in town.  It’s been wonderful in many ways (spending so much time with the girls just reading, playing…

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They’re Not Who They’re Going To Be Yet

I’ve been keeping a secret. I don’t like secrets.  Surprises, yes.  But not secrets.  Secrets feel untrustworthy and trust is important in any relationship, even that relationship between reader and writer.  Secrets feel like they’re something to be ashamed of, and what I’m about to share is definitely nothing to be ashamed of.  It’s time…

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Little Loves: July 2018

July has felt absolutely non-stop!  It’s been jam-packed with end-of-term school activities, soaking up the continuing sunshine and celebrating the start of the summer holidays – the first week of which we have been spending on holiday in Italy on the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore.  I’m actually currently sat on the balcony of our…

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#9: Re-read all the Harry Potter books

“The stories we love best do live in us forever, so whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home” ~ JK Rowling It’s rumoured that there are people in this world who haven’t read Harry Potter (or even seen the films).  I can’t…

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Little Loves: June 2018

June has been an absolutely beautiful month – full of sunshine and hot weather and fun adventures.  We’re very much on the countdown towards the summer holidays now with just three weeks of school left before the six week break.  We’re all looking forward to having no fixed schedule; going on day trips; enjoying slow,…

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Little Loves: May 2018

May has been the most gorgeous month!  It’s my favourite month of the year (along with September).  With two bank holidays, half term, copious amounts of beautiful blossom bursting into bloom and two family birthdays to celebrate, how can it not be?  And this year it has been full to the brim of the most…

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40 Things Before I’m 40: Annual Update (2018)

On my birthday two years ago I posted a list of 40 things I want to do, achieve and experience before I turn 40 years old in 2023. I’d originally started the list when I turned thirty but I hadn’t launched my blog at that point so it existed solely in the relative privacy of…

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Little Loves: April 2018

This edition of Little Loves feels like quite a strange one to be putting together.  April has been both a busy and a quiet month in many different ways and Easter feels like forever ago.  I had to check in my diary that it was actually in April, not March. I don’t see therapy clients…

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Little Loves: March 2018

March has felt like the longest month ever.  Today marks the start of the Easter holidays but honestly I thought they would never arrive – the days were passing by but the end of term just didn’t seem to be getting any closer, even though it’s only been a short half term.  It’s been quite…

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Dad: 3 Years

I’ve been wrestling with writing this post for six weeks now.  Six weeks ago, on 7th February 2018, it was the third anniversary of my Dad’s death.  As is natural, I thought about Dad a lot around that date, and felt a whole mixture of feelings that I’m only just beginning to untangle, which is…

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