I had to write this today. I had to write about loss, grief and that overwhelming feeling of sadness when you really f****** miss someone.   When You REALLY F****** Miss Someone I don’t really swear on the blog, and I’m not about to start, but tonight I really f****** miss my Dad. In fact, every second of every day I miss him, it’s just some days it hits me really, really hard. I’m due…

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  Today we arrived at Pride Cymru’s Parade and we were full of so much excitement for the day ahead. You see, we’ve never taken the kids to Pride, in fact I’ve never been to Pride Cymru before because of said kids. So it was like a new awakening, a new breath of life as we descended upon the Pride Party with our clan. For me Pride has always been HUGE. When I lived in…

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  Like most folk, I am such a different person since having children and recently I’ve been thinking about all the different ways being a parent changes you. Some of them make me giggle, whilst others are a bit more sentimental. Check out my list and see if any  of them  resonate with you…   15 Ways Having Children Has Changed Me   1. We learn to love insects Tonight I scooped up a tiny…

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  And so another year goes by, and I’m left wishing time would slow down and perhaps stop for a while. George is 9 years old tomorrow and it’s like my world is changing, and fast. As each day, week, month and year goes by I’m needed a little less and it hurts. A lot. I’ve gone from doing everything for him to supporting him in doing things by himself, and one day he’ll pack…

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    You may have already seen our post about Varta‘s summer fun activities, our first one focusing on magnets and electricity. It was a lot fun! This time we’ve been looking at light and dark, in particular shadow puppets! We were given a torch and a little book all about shadow puppets, and it resulted in the kind of fun that I had to cut short because soon it was bedtime! George and Molly…

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  I love daydreaming about our forever home, especially about our children’s bedroom design. I think imagination is key to any childhood, so using this as a basis for design is a complete must for me. 5 Children’s Bedroom Ideas to Awaken Imagination It’s so important to incorporate imaginative and playful design into any room, but in particular a child’s bedroom. This place should be their haven, their go to space when they want to…

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  On Sunday we were invited to the Lidl Messathon in association with NSPCC. I’d always known about Lidl’s connection with NSPCC but I had only heard of Messathon in passing, so I was intrigued to find out more. Messy, Mad and Magical: Lidl Messathon with NSPCC Over 3 years Lidl has pledged to raise £3 million for NSPCC’s work with children in schools to raise awareness for speaking out about abuse. We have a…

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  We are so excited to be able to share Disney Store’s Back to School Range! Whether you’re a home educating family or not, these gorgeous products are perfect for any Disney lover. Back to ‘Home School’ With Disney Store! I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like Disney, from brave heroines like Moana to the classic and loveable Mickey Mouse, there’s something for everyone. We recently received a gorgeous bundle of Back…

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  I love the idea of 90 Days of Summer with Germolene! You might already know how much we love play, so Germolene’s celebration of outdoor play this summer is our kinda thing! 90 Days of Summer with Germolene! The summer holidays are looming, and even though we home educate I am feeling the creeping sense of dread at the business and cost of it all. We haven’t lived in the city long, but when…

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