What 2020 taught me – perspective.

In late December 2019, I was watching the news coming from South East Asia about a mysterious virus causing cases of pneumonia in China, and I told the husband “that doesn’t look good, I hope it doesn’t cause problems”. We spent time in Singapore when the “original” SARS virus was an issue, so we both […]

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Lockdown 3 Diaries week 1 done. Are we are ok?

Lockdown 3 and week 1 done, but are we ok? I shared last week about Lockdown 3. We are back in it.. The whole of the UK in one form or another is now under “stay at home” rules for the duration. Some people think it’s for a few weeks, I am inclined to be […]

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Change of season and the changing housing market

*This is a collaborative post sharing about why we are thinking about the changing housing market and our future plans, that we hope is helpful* Our future and where we plan to live is always slightly fluid for us as a family. We currently live in London but as life has changed and with the […]

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1000 hours outside – getting outside every day

My boy is happiest in two settings – when he is dancing, and when he is getting outside exploring nature and burning off energy. We try to get outside every day, even if it’s just for a walk or cycle every day and we try to get outside and enjoy nature and explore as a […]

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Life in Lockdown – here we go again?

I am not sure if I was naive, if we were all naive, thinking that we wouldn’t face life in lockdown again, but here we are, here we go again. Less than a week into 2021 as we all hold our breath to see what the year brings, our Prime Minister brought us back in […]

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MOT & Car Care Tips For Everyone

*This is a collaborative post sharing why getting your car MOT done in a timely manner can save you time and hassle. We hope it’s helpful* I don’t know about you, but I have a list of things that need to be kept track of and checked, either annually or sometimes more often. On my […]

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How to start playing hockey – a guide for parents & kids

*I loved playing hockey at school, and hope that this collaborative post is helpful, if you have children who are interested in learning to play* If your child is starting to show an interest in hockey, you’ve got good reason to feel encouraged, as playing hockey is an especially child-friendly pastime. Hockey – or “field […]

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Some ideas for Christmas 2020 – change it for the better

Sharing a guest post for Christmas 2020 By Sid Madge, from Meee. The decorations are on the high street. The kids are getting excited.  Christmas is nearly with us. Whether you celebrate Christmas or enjoy the festivities some other way it’s likely that Christmas 2020 is going to be a little different for many of […]

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Christmas Sleep Tips from The Sleep Nanny ®

Sharing a very helpful post on sleep and Christmas, from The Sleep Nanny, Lucy Shrimpton. As a family that has had our fair share of sleep issues, we are always happy to hear good advice and sleep tips. While Christmas this year is set to be very different, one thing that will remain the same […]

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Have yourself better mental health this Christmas

It is possible to have better mental health this Christmas or at least around Christmas. If you find Christmas challenging and stressful, you CAN make changes to look after yourself and it’s not wrong to want to feel ok around the season that everyone seems to think is endlessly jolly, but in fact for many […]

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