Our Girls

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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High School Drama

Back in October, which seems forever ago now, we had to choose which three high schools we wanted to put down on Ella’s application for placement this coming September.  Firstly, I still can’t quite believe that my baby, the one who made me a mother, is going to high school in less than six months…

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Lola: Eight

Last week, my littlest girl turned eight years old.  EIGHT!  I simply can’t wrap my head around it – I still think of her as the baby even though she’s in Year 3 at school now. She was so excited in the lead up to her special day: asking me every day how many sleeps…

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The Happy Jar 2017

Our Happy Jar is quickly becoming my new favourite family tradition. Every year, on 1st January, we start with an empty jar.  It lives in our kitchen and I leave a little stack of coloured paper and a pen nearby.  Throughout the year we each write down the little things (and big things!) that we’ve…

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Snowy Adventures

It seems a little strange to be writing about this now, on the final day of the year.  Looking backwards when my head is already firmly in the mindset of looking forwards to how I want 2018 to be and what I can do to actively create that. But this was too special a weekend…

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Ella: Eleven

Two weeks ago Ella celebrated her eleventh birthday.  Eleven!  I almost can’t believe it.  I thought her turning ten last year felt like she was all grown up.  It’s got nothing on eleven though.  Eleven feels…different.  She’s on the cusp of so many changes and it’s going to be a learning curve for both of…

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Two New Additions…

Just over a week ago we welcomed two tiny new members into our family. No, I’ve not had a well-hidden pregnancy that I’ve kept secret from everyone and no, we’ve not adopted.  Well, not human babies anyway… After we lost our boy, Pumpkin, we were all devastated.  We still are.  Not a day goes by that I…

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Losing Our Boy

We lost our boy. It happened just over a week ago.  He didn’t come home on Saturday night.  He always comes home.  He’s never stayed out all night.  Ever. I wasn’t too worried at first – my Mum was visiting for the weekend and I was showing her all of my photos from Colorado and…

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