Family

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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40 Things Before I’m 40: Annual Update

On my birthday last year 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 one of my numerous notebooks…

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Little Loves: April 2017

Gosh this month seems to have zoomed by… again!  I feel like I say it in pretty much every post I write (and to be fair I probably do), but I just don’t know where this year is disappearing to.  April was a month of sunshine, family time and plenty of treats – it’s been…

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