The Great British Food Festival

great british food festival

Last bank holiday weekend Michael and I took a trip up to Hardwick Hall, this time for The Great British Food Festival – we’d bought our tickets a couple of weeks previously from Amazon Local, so come rain or shine we were going! Fortunately the weather decided to be kind …

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Bullying is NEVER ok.

This last week I have been left disappointed and dismayed in the online world. I’ve been shocked and disgusted by people’s actions and I am now looking at this little bit of the internet I have, and wondering if it is all worth it? One of the big draws of …

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To Sophie, aged 4.

Growing up! Aged 3.5

Dear Sophie, A lot has happened since you came into our lives. So much has changed. But it seems like just yesterday I first caught sight of you. That moment is etched into my mind, and will stay there, forever. And now you are 4. Strong minded, fiercely independent, clever, …

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International Day of the Midwife 2015 – my midwife

  May 5th is International Day of the Midwife, and also happens to be Sophie’s birthday, so I thought it only fitting that I told the story of the role of my midwife in Sophie’s delivery. She was a godsend. Four years ago today I was giving birth. I’d love …

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What should your child know before starting primary school?

As always, as soon as the news arrived which primary school children had got into a few weeks ago, there were endless lists circulating about what a child needs to know before starting school. This is of course a first for us. I’ve never had a child start school before, …

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I think as parents we tend to overcomplicate things. I try and make sure Sophie has lots of fun while she is at home, and that leads us far and wide on days out, especially when Daddy is home. However, sometimes its the most simple of things which she enjoys …

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