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Little Loves: October 2020

October felt like it sped by fairly quickly.  Usually this autumn school term drags and seems to take forever to get through and yet time seems to be following a completely different set of rules this year.  I found myself surprised to be putting the clocks back an hour on the oven and in my…

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Little Loves: September 2020

September is one of my favourite months of the year: a crisp chill in the morning air; warm afternoons; golden light in the evenings; the new school term; autumn colours beginning to creep into the landscape; soup and porridge making a return to the menu; and a different kind of energy that fuels a positive…

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Little Loves: August 2020

In all honesty August hasn’t really felt much different to the previous five months of lockdown.  Most places are open now (albeit with some restrictions still in place and lots of forward planning needed) but we still chose to stay quite close to home.   It’s felt a lot like we’ve been in limbo, just waiting…

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Little Loves: July 2020

We made it!  July has brought with it the start of the summer holidays and I have never been so glad to reach the end of a school term before.  We survived homeschooling for 14 whole weeks (plus the Easter holidays and May half term, 17 weeks in total).  I did actually really enjoy having…

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#30: Watch the sunrise and sunset on the longest day of the year

I honestly don’t remember when I first fell in love with sunrises and sunsets.  I sort of thought the feeling had always been there but actually, when I dived into it, curious about where it all started, I realised that I don’t really remember seeing them as a child at home or on family holidays…

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Little Loves: June 2020

June: we’re somehow already halfway through the year; three and a half months into lockdown; and ten weeks into homeschooling.   It has felt like a very up and down month overall and even though the Government have announced that lockdown is beginning to ease, life is still nowhere near being ‘back to normal’.  I’m…

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Mimi: Twelve

We had grand plans and high hopes for Mimi’s twelfth birthday.  We were supposed to be in Edinburgh in Scotland for the weekend and were intending to surprise her with an afternoon filled with exploring the Harry Potter trail and seeking out the best ice cream in the city (according to my friend Zoe, who…

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Little Loves: May 2020

May is going to be a month to remember even though it was more about what didn’t happen, rather than what did, much like April was.  We’re now at the end of ten whole weeks of lockdown and have survived an entire half term of homeschooling.  We were all very glad of the arrival of…

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40 Things Before I’m 40: Annual Update (2020)

On my 33rd birthday four years ago, I wrote a post called ‘40 things Before I’m 40‘.  It was a list of forty things that I want to do, achieve and experience before I turn forty years old in 2023. I’d originally started the list when I turned thirty but I hadn’t launched my blog…

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