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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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Siblings 2020 – October

October. A month of autumnal vibes for us. There have been rain, wind, sunshine, mud, pumpkins and cosy movies on the sofa. Typical autumn. We have also had the half term this past week (or two for Freya actually). Part of me spent September and October dreading any phone calls from the school to tell us we’d have to be …

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We Went Pumpkin Picking

One of my favourite things about the autumn season is the pumpkins. For a few years now, I have made it a tradition to visit a local pumpkin patch. Sadly, this year our very local one has had to close super early and I don’t think we are going to be able to get there this half term. I’m extremely …

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Travelling To The Isle Of Wight 2020 – Day 1

We had booked a trip to the Isle Of Wight last year. It was going to be a family getaway with Hubby’s Mum, her partner, his brother and his grandparents. Then the pandemic set in and our hopes to have a family getaway started to sink away. The initial and main lockdown in the UK felt long and tiresome. We …

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What Is Selective Mutism?

If you have been a regular and loyal reader of my blog then you will know that my eldest daughter, Freya, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in January last year. Our family is somewhat experienced when it comes to autism and I had noticed complications in Elsa, my youngest daughter, from a very young age. In fact, something was …

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Letter To Elsa On Her 6th Birthday

Elsa’s birthday this year has been rather different. With the rule of 6 coming into place not long before, it made celebrating the occasion a little complicated but also wonderful. She got to enjoy two little celebrations; one with my Mum ahead of her birthday, and then one with my mother-in-law on her birthday day. The early birthday celebration was …

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Siblings 2020 – September

I think I say this each time I write the Siblings Post, but it’s been one crazy month. In a weird way, it feels like 2020 has gone by so quickly yet has dragged in the hardest of ways. September, of course, is the start of a new school year and I feel like we are getting into our new …

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Marsh Farm Social Sizzler

Many of you will know that as a family one of our top places to visit is Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park. Over the years we have had the wonderful opportunity of working with them many times. On Friday, we got invited to a Social Sizzler. A little get together specifically organised for the bloggers who have supported them over …

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Life after lockdown: Eynsford Ford

One of our favourite local spots during the summer is Eynsford River Ford. I’ve actually spoken about it a few times on my blog as we always have a wonderful day. For those of you that don’t know, Eynsford is a picturesque village in Kent. Whenever we drive through I feel this sense of warmth that takes me into a …

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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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Siblings 2020 – June

Somehow my favourite photos of my daughters have included animals this month. I love it! June has been an odd month of readjusting to whatever this new normal is right now. We have two of our girls back at school and the family dynamic seems a little broken. It’s been a good month and I am positive. Freya Freya started …

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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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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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