My three boys walking through woodland

Happiness is…

A couple of years ago I was nominated on Facebook by a friend to take up a positivity challenge. For ...
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A tree bumble bee on the ground.

Glorious Bees

We have a bees’ nest. The joy of living on the edge of woodland is the high frequency of wildlife ...
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Me with Chief as a two day old baby

To My Great-Grandchildren

I would write this on pretty paper for you but I worry that it would not withstand the passing of ...
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Sparkling water in a bottle, empty plastic cup and a large bag of raisins

Dancing Raisins Experiment

Chief has always loved this experiment, and refers to it as his magic trick! What you will need: A clear ...
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Tulips and hyacinths in a park

Royal Leamington Spa

My birth town of Leamington (as it is known locally) has a very interesting history. Originally recorded as Lamintone, and ...
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Boy pulling on long socks

The Big “Why?”

When we were on the verge of becoming parents, we were showered with well-meaning advice and recollections from people who ...
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The words 'twenty questions' written on a notepad

Twenty Questions

I was challenged to join in some more fun this week, in the form of answering 20 questions about myself ...
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The entrance to Redwings Horse and Donkey sanctuary in Oxhill

Redwings – Oxhill

Nestled in the Warwickshire countryside is this friendly horse, pony and donkey sanctuary. A haven for nearly 90 of these ...
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Sun

Blogger Recognition Award

Earlier this week I was very excited and humbled to be given a Blogger Recognition Award from the lovely My ...
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Toy washing machine by internal white door

Growing Up

I loved to read, and reread, Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch* when I was younger, and I delighted in watching ...
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Vegetable quiche in flan dish

Vegetable Quiche

If you've read other posts in my kitchen section you might notice that they all have two things in common: ...
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Swans and ducks at Ryton Pools, Warwickshire

Ryton Pools Country Park

We are so lucky in Warwickshire to have an abundance of parks and open spaces around us to explore. One ...
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Butternut squash risotto served with fresh spinach

Butternut Squash and Red Onion Risotto

As is often the case with the recipes that I post, we enjoy this risotto as a family meal. It ...
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Nivea skincare products - cleansing wash, exfoliating scrub, moisturising cream, eye cream, cleansing wipes

Adopting a Skincare Routine

Nine years ago I decided that I ought to look into having a proper skincare regime. I had never suffered ...
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Mary Arden's farm, Wilmcote, near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Mary Arden’s Farm

Spring time is the perfect time for a trip to the farm, and our top choice in the Midlands is ...
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