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What a wonderful world

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As the end of a pretty hectic term draws to a close I think it’s about time I took a minute to practice what I preach!  I have spoken to a lot of people over the last week who in one way or another feel totally drained.  Surely the summer should be a time of […]

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Don’t stop movin’

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Our bodies are the texts that carry the memories and therefore remembering is no less than reincarnation – Katie Cannon (p. 184) Stress.  A word we hear far too much?  We are born with a predisposition for stress.  A little stress is actually a good thing; we need some!  In every moment of our lives […]

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We are family

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When did you last take a minute to stop and think about what you value as a family?  Good question, she says, knowing that I can’t remember the last time, or if I have even ever thought about what we value, cooperatively, as a family. So, here are my thoughts: Family: We love spending time […]

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We’re going on a bear hunt

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This time last year we were basking in that glorious British heatwave.  This time this year I’m sitting here in a hoodie!  Nevertheless, the summer does tend (!) to bring warmer and drier days and what better excuse to get out and be creative?  The summer term is fairly hectic in our household and it […]

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Round and round the garden

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Doesn’t the sun make such a difference?  You may have noticed a strong theme in many of my blogs about my love for getting outside.  I have to admit, however, that I hate the cold and get fed-up when it rains all the time, but I try not to let that stop me.  I think […]

Creativity

For a limited time only

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I thought I’d better get this recipe up quick before the key ingredient disappears from our river beds.  Who out there loves eating seasonally and resourcing their meals locally?  Who out there couldn’t care less, but likes a good tasty meal anyway?  Well, whichever of those categories you fall into, this one ticks both boxes. […]

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Away with the fairies

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Who said fairies and princesses need to be dressed in pink sequins, with fluffy wings, and ballerina tutus?  As I wrote about time spent in front of screens last week, I thought it would be a good follow on to write about one of the creative activities Poppi and I have been up to recently.  […]

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Who cares?

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Self-care seems to be the buzz word of the year and we’re only half way through February.  I am going to jump on the self-care band wagon and challenge us all as mummies to think when did we actually last take some time to care for ourselves?  You may have been a mummy for 2 […]

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The house at Pooh Corner

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“I’ve been thinking,” said Pooh, “and what I’ve been thinking is this. I’ve been thinking about Eeyore.” “What about Eeyore?” “Well, poor Eeyore has nowhere to live.” “Nor he has,” said Piglet. “You have a house, Piglet, and I have a house, and they are very good houses. And Christopher Robin has a house, and […]

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Me!

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I’ve added a few entries now so I thought it was about time I said a little bit about how I got to where I am today.  This is a bit of a long one, so hang on in there!   When I was 18 I went to Brazil for three months in my GAP […]