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 Got A Letter From Father Christmas!

Christmas is most definitely my favourite time of the year. I love all of the sparkle, the excitement, the music and the movies. It’s truly a magical time of the year. I know that my mum has nearly finished her Christmas shopping, I think she started it back in June! I’ve not even begun to think about Christmas yet as …

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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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Halloween Festival At Marsh Farm

As I’m sure you are all very aware, we love a day out at Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park. It stems from my memories there growing up although the farm has most certainly changed significantly since my childhood visits. We had been invited back for their Halloween Festival. This was our first event day since before lockdown and it felt …

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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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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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An Afternoon At Monkey Haven Isle Of Wight

Some of you may be aware that during the school summer holidays we headed for the Isle Of Wight on a little family holiday. I have lots of photos and memories that I’d love to share when I eventually get round to sorting them all out. Check out my YouTube playlist as our holiday videos are going live during September. …

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Enjoying Books With Brave Girls Book Club

My eldest daughter has inherited my own love for books which of course makes me very thrilled. I was recently contacted by a book subscription box specifically for young girls and I jumped at the chance to help them out. Brave Girls Book Club is the world’s first book subscription box especially for young girls. BGBC puts female-led, empowering literature …

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Back To School Fun With Learning Resources

We are now a week into being back at school. After such a long time at home, with little routine or a need to be anywhere, it feels rather odd getting up and ready for a school day. It’s also been a bit of a nice welcome having the structure return and it’s meant that weekends are a time to …

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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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Siblings 2020 – August

Another month of this crazy year done and dusted. This was a bit of a hectic month if I’m honest and I’m probably the latest I’ve been writing it for a while. It’s due to go live tomorrow! Our August was a month of going on little adventures and some were even ones we had never been on before. We …

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