Tag Archives: family time

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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It is FAB Festival Time, Hooray! @middlewichfolk

Our little town is coming alive again as we prepare to enjoy the mad weekend that is Folk and Boat (FAB) Festival. Hundreds of people set up camp, the boats pile in, the bunting goes up, and all the pubs … Continue reading

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Our New Family Home

We have moved! Our first week in the new house has passed in a blur of excitement and unpacking, and now it feels like we have been here forever. The new walk to school will take a bit of getting … Continue reading

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Not Your Usual Relaxing Holiday

We have made it to Easter, and my, how the year is flying! It has been a very dramatic and eventful start to the year in domestic circles, although my professional developments are somewhat lacking. But, I can only do … Continue reading

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