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Quirky Ways To Celebrate Your First Wedding Anniversary

It can be challenging to decide how to celebrate your first wedding anniversary with your spouse. The traditional gift for one year of marriage is paper – which isn’t exactly helpful as a gift idea prompt! The coronavirus pandemic also makes it hard to make your first wedding anniversary special. With a bit of imagination, though, you will still be …

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Godshill Model Village – Isle of Wight 2020 – Day 3

The weather was absolutely incredible for our Isle Of Wight holiday. The early morning blessed us with over 20-degree heat, my perfect weather type so I woke up each morning feeling excited for a day of fun. For our third day on the island, we’d booked tickets to visit the Godshill Model Village. It’s a little attraction we have visited …

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Our COVID Test Experience

As I start this post I wanted to say that we are all absolutely okay. Well, as far as being in a second lockdown with a killer invisible enemy lurking around any corner can make you okay of course. This is a long post though so get comfy! This journey for us started unexpectedly on Monday. We woke up in …

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St Helen’s Duver – Isle of Wight 2020 – day 2

I woke up really early on the first morning on the Isle Of Wight. There’s something about holidays that get me motivated for adventures and a new routine. I think I was the only grown-up awake. Our plans for our entire holiday was to take each day as it came. Make sure we did lots of outside adventures and kept …

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Trying Bunlimited Hot Dogs – The Last Of The Summer

This last bout of summer has been extremely welcome. I am not a cold kind of person and would much rather lay outside in the sunshine all afternoon. We’ve had the perfect bundle of ingredients in our cupboards for a while and Sunday afternoon seemed like the perfect opportunity to put them together and have an easy Sunday in the …

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Enjoying A Morning Walk At National Trust Knole Park

Most people who know me in real life will know that I do not like walking. There isn’t anything that is appealing to me about going on a walk. However, one thing I have learnt during the global pandemic is to take each day as it comes and appreciate the little things. Including the opportunity to breathe in the fresh …

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Strawberry Picking In A Pandemic

I haven’t had the chance to write about the fact Freya has now returned to school. We did film a video though and Freya did a fantastic job at describing her experiences of being back to school.  Something we do every year is go strawberry picking at a local Pick Your Own at Stonepitts Farm. I was a bit sad …

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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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Home Learning During Lockdown

Who knew that I would be taking up the role as my children’s educator in a far greater way than I ever expected! For those who may not know, my girls had their last day at school on the 16th March. This was a week before the government officially shut the schools. Out of all of this crazy, the one …

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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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Lockdown Diaries Week 4 (6th-12th April 2020)

We definitely got in the swing of being at home. It was the Easter holidays so it was nice to take a slower pace and not worry about home school. I was definitely very grateful for my mother-in-law who dropped us off with everything we’d need for an Easter hunt. It had sort of crept up on me, will always …

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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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Lockdown Diaries Week 3 (30th Mar-5th April 2020)

Those early weeks of being isolated was a weird time. I enjoyed a slower-paced life, yet felt so much sadness about the life we used to have. It was like grieving for a loss.  We managed to get into the swing of lockdown life and here are the pictures from our third week of isolation.  

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