Life

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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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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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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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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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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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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Pumpkin Patch 2019

I’m the type of person who lives for the summer time. The sunshine and hot weather. There’s no secret, I shout about it all of the time. But actually as the years go by I am learning to love the autumn vibes. One of my favourite things to do in the autumn is to visit a pumpkin patch. We went …

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World Book Day 2019

It’s a quick one from me today. A chance for me to document one of my favourite celebrations. Celebrating books! Ok I don’t enjoy the needing to get costumes sorted especially for three daughters now, but I love the chance to remember how amazing books are and the importance of reading. What did you dress up as to celebrate your …

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We Can’t Believe It, She Got A Space

If you want to read about why we decided to move the girls, you can find a very honest blog post about it here. Our decision to move primary schools last year was one predominantly made for Freya’s benefit. Our middle daughter, Eva, who is in Year 1 had been doing really well at the “old” school. She was progressing …

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My Goals For 2019

This year started rather oddly for us. Just like Christmas, we saw it just as our little family of five. In fact we were all in the car on the way back from a trip to Berlin, the girls all fast asleep as the clock struck midnight. 2018 was definitely a weird rollercoaster for our family. A lot of sadness …

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