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Moving on, stepping forward

I have been in some very dark places indeed over the past months. Deep pits of blackness that are truly frightening. Depression sucks the life out of you, squeezes every last drop until you are dry and desperate, and then pummels you with despair. It’s the most relentlessly challenging experience I have ever faced. And(…)

Our First Week of Summer 2015

Our First Week of Summer 2015

Our first week of summer has flown by. So far we’ve made it down to our local park. Looked for owls, as you do. Played in the garden. Visited Sandwell Valley for the first time. Gone bouldering. Where even I had a go and loved it! Spent the day celebrating my daughter’s birthday with friends(…)

Geocaching Fun at Polesden Lacey

Geocaching Fun at Polesden Lacey

Over half term we popped down to see our friends in Bicester. My husband and I freely admit that up until now our experience of the ‘South of England’ has pretty much involved visits to Cornwall or driving through to get to France or beyond. As I said to Mary however, who knew the South(…)

An Introvert’s Guide To Friendship

It’s a tricky thing to do, making friends as an introvert. Actually, I should add that if you’re like me and a shy introvert, with self confidence that isn’t especially high it’s almost impossible. Almost, but not quite. But it is hard work. Life is so much better if we share it with others. I(…)

Making Memories

Making Memories

We have many favourite places we like to visit as a family. I’m sure everyone has their little spots to which they return, or perhaps traditions they enjoy together. I’ve always liked making and creating new experiences alongside visiting well loved jaunts and haunts. There is something incredibly comforting and reassuring about the familiar and(…)