Tag Archives: family time

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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How to Be with People

I have said before that we are human beings, not human doings. The trouble is, I don’t always practice what I preach. And this is an area where I am most certainly stumbling. I noticed the issue when I spent … Continue reading

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I Need a Holiday!

Wow, where did our half-term holiday go? It flew past in a blur of activity and busyness. I had vaguely hoped to take my daughters away for a short break, even if it was to stay with my mum for … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! #2018

Welcome to 2018, and I have high hopes for this year, I can tell you! How about you? Any New Year’s resolutions you care to share? Today will be our annual New Year’s Day visit to Talacre Beach in North … Continue reading

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Letters From Santa

Our children have enjoyed a magical weekend on the Santa and Steam train at the Churnet Valley Railway, and a visit to Santa’s grotto at their school Christmas fair. To top it off, we finally had some decent snowfall in … Continue reading

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