Things I Want To Remember

On wanting to freeze time…

“I can feel it all starting to speed up. The workload. School stuff. Thoughts and feelings. Birthdays and Christmas. The approach to the end of the year always feels incredibly frantic, no matter how much I try and plan and organise and control. I wish I could freeze time, like this frozen leaf, just for…

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#19: Meet a celebrity

Towards the end of my epic year spent travelling in Australia in 2013, the guy I had been travelling with and I went our separate ways.  A couple moved into the shared dorm-room in Sydney that we’d been living in at the time.  Their names were Tamarin and Pete, and they were just at the beginning of their travelling adventure.  We did…

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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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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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It’s a ‘twin-thing’

My two eldest girls are seventeen months apart in age – I discovered I was pregnant with Mimi when Ella was just eight months old.  There is currently only an inch difference in height (though they’ve both been growing like weeds over the summer holidays!) and they are separated by one school year, but even so…

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The Happy Jar

At the end of every year I see a meme go around on Facebook about starting a ‘Gratitude Jar’. If you haven’t come across this yet, the basic idea is to write little notes about the things you’re thankful for, put them in a jar throughout the year and then open it on 31st December and…

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Our Little Athlete

Whilst Ella is our little author and would rather be sitting quietly with a book (though she does enjoy sport as well), Mimi is a bundle of energy and quite literally never stops moving. She’s always on the go, prefers to run rather than walk and usually has a ball of some kind with her…

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