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Project Love: 42/52

I can’t quite believe that there are only ten more weeks left of Project Love.  As I look back over the images I’ve featured so far that have captured ‘Love’ in some way over the last nine and a half months of 2016, my heart feels happy.  They are all so varied and really that’s what…

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A Year of Yoga

A year ago, at the beginning of October 2015, I walked in to my first yoga class full to the brim with nervous trepidation. Two or three other people were already there, sitting comfortably on their mats.  They each greeted me with a gentle smile.  The teacher, Claire, welcomed me warmly and I sat, cross-legged, with tense shoulders and shallow…

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Our Autumn Bucket List

It’s halfway through October and we are well and truly into Autumn now. I’ve said it so many times recently but I’m going to say it again anyway – I don’t know where the time is going. I blink and it feels like whole weeks have disappeared without me realising. I’ve been meaning to write…

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#23: Climb a tree

As a child, I wasn’t really all that adventurous. I preferred reading books, drawing and writing stories to going off into the wilderness exploring. My Mum and Stepdad and I would go out for walks on a Sunday (the deer park on Stanmore Common was my favourite), or head to a garden centre, but that…

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September

September is my most favourite month of the year.  And yet somehow today is already the first of October and I feel like I’ve quite literally blinked and missed it. I treat September as my New Year, far more than I do January.  I don’t do Spring-cleaning.  Instead I have what I call ‘Autumn clear-outs’.  I…

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Back to School

Confession: I found these summer holidays hard. I felt like I’d been at my most shoutiest for a long time.  The littlest one tentatively asked me on one particularly bad day: “Mummy, why are you so angry today?”.  Cue instant guilt and feeling like I’d been punched in the stomach.  I hadn’t been angry had I? …

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Yoga for Kids

Over the summer holidays my girls have been going to a kids yoga class called ‘Yoga Warriors’ at Sky Blue Yoga Kids in Stafford. I am so impressed that I wanted to give it a big shout-out here because more people need to know about it. Claire is a fantastic teacher – she always has a…

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A Weekend With Friends

A couple of weeks ago my best friend and her husband came to stay with us for the weekend.  It had been over a year since we last saw them and we’d been trying to arrange it for months and months and months.  They live three hours away in Southampton, she is very close to completing her PhD and her husband…

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