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Family Fun // Center Parcs + National Storytelling Week

Once upon a time in a forest… there was a young girl in a tutu and superhero mask, who just wanted to eat the chocolate cake! Happy National Storytelling Week! This week (28th January-4th February 2017) is the 17th annual National Storytelling Week, run by the Society of Storytelling, which was started to encourage storytelling amongst groups and in communities. To coincide with this week, Center Parcs have announced that they are creating the first community-generated “Twitter  ...

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Adventures, Family Adventures

Family Life // Our Week in Sussex

A couple of weeks ago we spent a week staying with my mum in Sussex, as Nick was away on a course. We had such a lovely week, so I wanted to share some of my photos. Other than to go to soft play in Lewes, and the occasional trip to Haywards Heath, I don’t think we really left Lindfield. Which was absolutely fine with me as it’s the most darling village, which holds so much sentimentality for us as it’s where we got married. There’s so much to do there for the kids,  ...

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Motherhood, Poem

Poem // The Germ Factory (aka Soft Play)

My poem today is inspired by the horrendous cold that H-Bear and I picked up at Soft Play last week (which I’m currently suffering with right now). Apparently even industrial grade alcohol gel can’t stop this one…  A weeks worth of weather-checking And late night meditation, You agree to the plans With trepidation. Topping up the echinacea, Packing the alcohol gel. You make your way To Soft Play Hell.

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Siblings // January 2017

Here we are in January 2017! This month (so far) we’ve been to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, where the photos below were taken. We’ve spent a week in Sussex staying with my mum while Nick was on a course in Switzerland. AND H-Bear experienced snow for the first time… and he was not massively keen!

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Family Life, Guest Post

Peace & Quiet // Getting the Kids to Meditate

Have you ever tried getting your kids to meditate? I think it’s something we may have to try with H-Bear as he grows, as I definitely think his personality will benefit from some quiet reflection time.  This post was written by Holly Ashby. She works for Will Williams Meditation, who provide courses on Vedic Transcendental Meditation in London, Brighton and Geneva. There are some things that people just have to accept when they have children. No matter what efforts are undertaken,  ...

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