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Siblings 2020 – May

Another month of the year done and dusted. It’s been an incredibly weird time for everybody. We’ve been homeschooling now for seven full weeks and it genuinely feels odd to say that I think we have settled into this life quite well. I think the coming few weeks are going to be odd for everybody as we adjust back to …

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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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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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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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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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Eva’s 7th Birthday

Eva had a birthday countdown going for weeks ahead of the big day. Each day we’d hear just how many days it was until the 6th of February. To be honest it wouldn’t have surprised me if she knew how many hours it was too! There was no room for us to forget. As each year passes, I find it …

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Siblings 2020 – January

Welcome back to another year of the Siblings post. This project originated from Lucy at Dear Beautiful many years ago when blog linkys were a thing and I’m so grateful she started it. It’s a wonderful way to look back on each month. January is a long month. There’s lots of talk about it feeling a bit heavy on the …

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Baking Cake Pops At Google HQ

This blog post has been a little while in the making this specific day happened back in October 2018 and I’m only just getting the chance to complete it. Sorry! I bet you can imagine the girlies faces when I told them we were heading to London on a train to go to the Google Head Quarters. They were pretty …

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Parenting With Social Anxiety

My name is Jodie and I suffer from Social Anxiety. I have tried on numerous occasions to pinpoint a specific thing that may have started or caused my anxiety. Some sort of trauma in my life. I had a rocky start in life but these were things that happened to me as a baby and not something I remember personally. …

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