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On Safari at Port Lympne Reserve

Just before the children went back to school last week, we decided to visit Kent’s safari park – Port Lympne. It’s somewhere I visited as a child and I couldn’t wait to share with my own children. So we took advantage of the kids go free offer which was running over the summer holidays and…

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Days Out, Dinosaurs and Philippa Gregory #littleloves

I’m a little late to the party with my #littleloves this week. I’ll admit I very nearly didn’t write them. But then I remembered it’s something I do for me. Something that helps me remember there are positives among the negatives and they are what I need to cling to when things are tough. August…

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Freakshakes, Lego Batman and an Anniversary #littleloves

This week has been a good week. You know when you have one of those weeks when everything just seems to fall into place? (I’m intentionally not mentioning what happened on Wednesday, it certainly doesn’t count as a #littlelove that’s for sure) I think my little day out with the teen on Friday kicked off…

Lots of Films, Bowling and Poetry #littleloves

We’ve had a great few days with my mum, despite the coughs and colds that have plagued all of us over the last few weeks. We seem to have finally seen the last of them though, so that’s definitely one for the #littleloves list.

A Birthday, Parent’s Day and a Visitor #littleloves

What a busy week. We’ve all been struck down by colds and horrible hacking coughs that just won’t seem to go. My mum arrived yesterday for a few days, just in time for the teen’s 15th birthday, queue a mad rush to get the house tidied ready for her arrival. Add me still nursing my…

The One Where My Baby Turns Five

On Christmas Day 2011 our lives were changed forever when this beautiful boy made his way into the world. A much longed for little brother. My partner’s first baby and the baby I thought I could never love as much as my first. Of course I was wrong. From the moment this little boy arrived…

Some of My Favourite Photos of 2016

Looking through old posts yesterday I realised I did a roundup of some of my favourite photos I’d shared on the blog in 2015, so thought I’d do the same now 2016 has come to an end. I’m certainly no photographer, infact the teen has taken a keen interest in photography over the last year…

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How to Relax After Coping with the Demands of Children

Kids are demanding. That is one thing of which I am certain. Whether it’s the tiring first few months with a newborn, running round after an energetic toddler, coping with an exhausted and tantruming¬†reception year child or indeed a moody, door slamming, monosyllabic teen. I have two of those, plus a pretty full on job…

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