Tag Archives: family time

Letters from Santa

My girls received their letters from Santa Claus last week, and they were so very excited! The letters came from Lapland Mailroom, and they arrived promptly on Monday, just as we had decorated our Christmas tree and kick-started the festivities. … Continue reading

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5 Perfect Beer Pairings to Compliment Your Dinner

Courtesy of Gousto If you’re partial to a tipple at dinnertime, you’ll know the lip-smacking satisfaction that comes with pairing a delicious meal with the perfect beer. But with so many tasty dinner ideas to choose from (both on and … Continue reading

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Memories are Precious

Do you remember your happiest moments in life? What about your worst moments? Who stood by you during those times, experiencing both the joys and the sorrows? I can imagine that those answers vary greatly, and each provide our unique … Continue reading

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Craggle Hill by E.A.Belle – Out Now  

At the top of Craggle Hill, in a village named Appleworth, there lived a woman called Eartha and her two cats, Hazel and Wart.     Now, it was no secret to the community of Appleworth that Eartha practiced herbal medicine. The fact that she could … Continue reading

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Toy Review: Thomas and Friends Shaped Christmas Puzzle

My youngest daughter, aged 5, loves jigsaw puzzles. She was incredibly excited to receive the Ravensburger Thomas and Friends shaped Christmas puzzle to review at home. This 32-piece giant shaped floor puzzle is perfect for small hands, and a great … Continue reading

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Is Anybody There?

Hello, can you hear me, do you read my blog posts? This is a genuine question from a writer who has just about given up on her dreams. I will never stop writing. But I might stop publishing the stuff … Continue reading

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My Children are Growing Up Fast

In one of my earlier blog posts I wrote about the Fearsome Fours, following my experience that having a four-year-old was far more stressful than having a two-year-old child. Both of my daughters were fairly easy-going as toddlers, apart from … Continue reading

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Soothing the Soul on Holiday

My family and I just returned from a lovely week away in Northumberland for our annual summer holiday. We enjoyed the gorgeous sandy beaches of Druridge Bay, and explored as much of the nearby heritage sites as we could fit … Continue reading

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I am Allowed to Feel my Feelings

Do you ever find yourself being grumpy or emotional or upset about something, and then mentally giving yourself a kick up the backside? Growing up I was taught to always be grateful for what I got. I was the child … Continue reading

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The Bond Between Sisters

It has been almost four months since my eldest daughter was hospitalized with a rare and dangerous facial infection. She made a full recovery following surgery, and there appear to be no lasting side effects, much to the relief of … Continue reading

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