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

Science is so much fun! I love exploring scientific ideas with my boys and something that can be done with ...
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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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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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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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Nivea skincare products - cleansing wash, exfoliating scrub, moisturising cream, eye cream, cleansing wipes

Adopting a Skincare Routine

A few months before I got married in 2008 I decided that I ought to look into having a proper ...
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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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Me and my husband at Lake Pukaki New Zealand South Island

Love Is…

I have a clear memory from when I was growing up of a book that my mother owned called Confucius ...
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Apple and blueberry crumble

Apple and Blueberry Crumble

A favourite for anyone who likes a pudding as much as we all do. Crumble is so quick and easy ...
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Flower in garden

Making Progress

I’m acutely aware that I haven’t been as obviously present on the blog as I would have liked to have ...
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Bug hotels

How Does Your Garden Grow?

With the Easter holidays fast approaching, I have started to turn my mind to activities to keep my three boys ...
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Yellow labrador retriever running across a park with a ball

For The Love of Pets

Family means everything to me, from my husband and sons, my parents and sisters, my wider family, my chosen family ...
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Me, my mother and my two sisters

Your Post

This is for you. The woman who made a choice in her early twenties that no longer fits, but you ...
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Lake at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Clumber Park

Once part of the legendary Sherwood Forest, and now owned by the National Trust, Clumber Park makes a beautiful setting ...
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