Archive of ‘Family life’ category

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The Birthday Girl – Fifteen Today

I rarely write on this blog* these days. Why? Mainly because my children are growing up and privacy is of the essence. Talking of growing up, my youngest daughter turns fifteen today. FIFTEEN!! Of all my children, this one was the saddest to hear about the demise of my blog. She’s always  loved pouring over […] Read more…

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Today You Are Twelve

A lady reminded me just recently that not long after you were born, I turned to her and said: ‘God knew just what I needed’. Those feelings have never gone away. I doubt you will ever forget this year – the year your sister spent so much time in hospital. But through it all I’ve been amazed by your maturity, […] Read more…

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Life Lately

I’m not sure how to start this post, other than to say ‘hello’. It’s been a while hasn’t it? Having had a two month break from blogging, I’ve realised just how much I miss writing. I know people jokingly call it ‘online therapy’ but you know what? I really have relied on this space over the last […] Read more…

Adieu

This is a post I wasn’t expecting to write. Not now anyway. But I think it’s finally time. To stop this blog. If I’m honest, I think this has been brewing for a while but the time feels right. My family are growing up and I need to start learning to be something other than a mum. When I […] Read more…

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Take 5: Doing the Hippy Shake

Morning all. It’s Fridayyyyyyyy! I hope you’ve got some lovely things planned for the weekend. To save you from drivel overload, I’m going to get straight down to our ‘Take 5 Friday‘ moments for this week… 1. OUT WITH THE OLD It’s really happening. The Boy will be leaving primary school in a matter of […] Read more…

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School’s Out For This Mumma!

When big life events turn your world upside down, it’s sometimes hard to focus on the everyday. But you know what? We must! We still have end of year exams, sports day, the school play, leavers’ parties (the list goes on) to plan for. There is one event coming up that absolutely cannot go by without a […] Read more…

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For Hire: One Troubleshooter

**Disclaimer: No child exploitation has taken place in the making of this post** We all know that bringing up children is flipping hard work, right? Well sometimes, you strike gold and get one that serves an excellent purpose. My third child has become my very own personal troubleshooter and I do not know what I do without him. The truth […] Read more…

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Take 5: Washed Out But Not Up!

As the title would suggest, this week has been a total wash out in our corner of the world. It’s been cold, wet and murky to say the least. To top it off, I’ve been subjected to post upon Facebook post of people basking in glorious sunshine in the Channel Islands, Cornwall, Lanzarote….even Wales for […] Read more…

Take 5: Ups and Downs

Welcome to Friday folks. It’s a nice feeling knowing that we have a 3 day weekend ahead isn’t it? We are planning a visit to The Teenager on Saturday, some time in the garden on Sunday and on Monday, we would like to introduce our other two children to the joys of badminton. We’ve joined a new gym […] Read more…

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Springfree Trampolines – How Old is Too Old?

The wealth of ‘stuff’ available to entertain our kids nowadays, is quite incredible. As more and more of it involves a screen and less and less of it the great outdoors, I get quite excited when I spot something that I think will tear my kids away from their beloved electronics. A little over nine years ago, we […] Read more…

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Take 5: On Being Brave

“I just live for Fridays” declared my youngest daughter yesterday. She’s hating school at the moment (something that needs exploring) and absolutely adores her youth club on a Friday night. I chuckled with her but kind of felt a bit sad too – should we be wishing away Monday through to Thursday, until we reach the jackpot? […] Read more…

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Stop the Silence

Did you know that this week is Mental Health Awareness Week? I didn’t. Not until Facebook started showing me regular posts on mental health. Facebook is clever like that – it has realised that this is a subject I am now ‘interested’ in and therefore want to see more of. And it isn’t wrong. I might not have chosen to be […] Read more…

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