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The Reality Of Camping In The Garden With Kids

Camping in the garden sounded cute. We could make s’mores out of marshmallows and digestive biscuits. Watch movies on the iPad. Have toilets and lighting not too far away. We’d get cosy and laugh. Wake up in the early hours a bit sweaty but feeling cold all at the same time. Camping in the garden wasn’t what it cracked up …

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Our First Isolation Walk

Despite the lockdown rules in the UK being that you can leave your house for a walk once a day, we didn’t. For 51 days the girls and I stayed in our house or in the garden. Hubby had been out a couple of times in the beginning for food shopping, pharmacy trip and to the post box but that …

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We Are Cherishing #LittleBigMoments With Ladybird Books

Over the past nearly nine weeks of our family being in isolation, we have started a cute tradition at bedtime. My girls will video call their Grandparents at bedtime when they’re all in the pyjamas (let’s face it, they haven’t got out of their pyjamas most days) and about to get into their beds. My Mum or my Mother-In-Law have been reading …

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Splashing Around With BABY Born My First Swim Girl

My youngest daughter has a big obsession with dolls. I genuinely thought that she may outgrow this phase as she got older but her love is stronger than ever. At times I feel like I’m being followed by eyes, we have that many lying around the house! The latest in her collection arrived a few weeks ago, the BABY Born …

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Siblings 2020 – April

What a month! We seem to have adjusted to this new normal of home life, it’s of course had it’s ups and many downs but it just feels eerily normal. How are you doing with this? Anyway, another sibling post is here! I’m struggling to find things to update you on if I’m honest and I’m sure as the weeks …

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Easter Sunday 2020

I am trying my very best to document our lives during this uncertain time. All of these moments will be part of our history and things we will talk about for centuries to come. Easter Sunday was very different to how we usually spend it. We usually go to church in the morning to celebrate the rising of Christ, that’s …

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Two Weeks In Isolation

It’s the 30th March, which is exactly two weeks since I picked up my girls up from school for the last time. At the time I wasn’t 100% sure it would be the last so I didn’t really cherish it like it was. Fourteen days has actually sped past. I think I’ve thrown my mind into preparing their virtual school …

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

Part of me didn’t want to sit and write up this post. Everybody is going through the same thing right now so why would anyone want to read about it? Then I remembered the reason I started this blog seven years ago. It was a place to document my life, my thoughts, and my experiences.  So of course, I should …

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Hubby’s 30th Birthday

As a pair, Hubby and I are notorious for being pretty lame at celebrating birthdays. For us, it always feels like any other day of the week and nothing too special. Today, it’s Hubby’s 30th birthday. It’s a big milestone that I wanted to make special for him to remember forever. I wanted to put in the effort that our …

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Siblings 2020 – March

What a month for everyone on Earth, right? I don’t think I ever expected to be writing a sibling post quite like this one. Our lives, everyone’s lives, have quite utterly been tipped upside down and given a bit of a shake in the process of coronavirus hitting. I truly hope you are all keeping as well as can be …

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Taste Testing Shaken Udder Milkshakes

I’m not a milkshake drinker so it is not very common for me to pop it into my basket when we go shopping. Our girls were pleased to receive a wonderful hamper of the Shaken Udder milkshake range. There are six flavours in their range which we were excited to try. 330ml Milkshakes We had been sent one of each flavour of …

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Getting Back In The Saddle

On her fourth birthday Eva started horse riding for the first time. She took to it like a duck to water, it felt very nostalgic as I used to ride when I was younger. I think she rode weekly-ish for about 18 months before we made the decision to take a break. It was always meant to be a break, …

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Potato Characters For World Book Day 2020

One of my favourite things during the school year is World Book Day. This has probably stemmed from my love of books but also over the past few years, seeing my girls getting excited and planning their costumes. So you may wonder why on earth I have a photo featuring potatoes? This year, the girls’ school have a voluntary competition …

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Andy & The Odd Socks Live In London

At the weekend we headed into London to be part of something exciting. It was the launch party of Andy and the Odd Socks brand new TV show, Andy and the Band, and we had the pleasure of being in the audience. We arrived early as always to find a spread of pastries, juice and hot drinks awaiting us. It …

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Siblings 2020 – February

Firstly, it’s the 29th of February!! It’s a leap year woohoo. Anyway… I have felt like February has been a long month. The weather has been pretty rubbish and there’s been a half-term in the middle too. I mean, who’s idea was it to have a school holiday when the weather is yuck and nobody wants to spend any length …

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