Life

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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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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Easy Easter Nests Recipe

Look at me coming to you with a recipe post. I haven’t done one of these for a while, have I? Following Christmas, Easter is the next fun excuse to overindulge is chocolate treats. A real classic is the Easter Nest and they are super easy to make. There’s just three main ingredients plus some cake cases required for these …

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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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Lockdown Diaries Week 2 (23rd-29th March 2020)

It’s so much fun looking back on the photos from the early weeks of lockdown. It already seems like such a long time ago yet like it only happened yesterday. The second week of lockdown for us was all about trying to get into a routine of virtual home learning and surviving being stuck in our home. Here are the …

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The Importance Of Reading With Your Children

Books have always been an important part of my own childhood. I loved learning through books and had a large collection. I remember my Grandad reading to me snuggled in his armchair and that’s something he then went and did with Freya too. There so many reasons to read with your child. I thought with us all embarking on a …

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Lockdown Diaries Week 1 (17th-22nd March 2020)

For the entire duration of this global pandemic, I have been sending my Grandad and Hubby’s Grandparents a PDF document called Isolation Diaries. Somehow I have managed to keep up to date with them weekly and they’ve been received gratefully. It dawned on me that I’d quite like to keep a document of all the things we got up to …

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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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