#TheOrdinaryMoments – My Little Mermaid

We’ve had a week of the most wonderful weather which was well-timed for the half-term holiday. The kids have spent the past three of four days basking in the glorious sunshine whilst splashing and screaming in the paddling pool.

Dozing on the decking whilst laid on the sun-lounger under the shade of a parasol, if I close my eyes and listen to the splish-splash of the water I could well be abroad. Though J & E both love water play, our little lady is particularly taken with her beloved paddling pool and has spent almost every hour of every day splish-splashing in the sunshine – she truly is my little mermaid!…

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Things that I have liked and loved in May 2020

I don’t always find it easy writing lists of the things that I have ‘liked and loved’ throughout the month, especially so during 2020. This year has brought so much sorrow and upset, it’s often difficult to dredge through the despair to find the light within the dark.

However, this month I have made a concerted effort (not only for the kids but also for myself) to smile and to celebrate the magic moments where and when possible – Here are a few of the moments which I have ‘liked and loved’ throughout the month of May.

Js 11th Birthday

Despite being stuck living in ‘lockdown limbo’ J had one of the best birthdays yet.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Peculiar But Pretty In Pink 22/52 (2020)

Welcome to this week’s #MySundaySnapshot post, which is part of a snap-sharing-blog-linky series that you are very welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part. 

How are you all doing? Are you managing to get by living in lockdown or has the isolation driven you insane already?

I’ve spent this past week with my head buried in various books and must say that I have rather enjoyed getting back into reading – I was once a keen book worm but somewhere along the way I must have misplaced my mojo and I’ve really missed the floating away into the freedom of fiction.…

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#LittleLoves – May 2020

And here we are at the end of May already, which seems to have come by quite quickly considering that we have spent the past ten weeks or more living in ‘lockdown limbo’.

Despite every aspect of my life seemingly falling apart over the past few months, I’m choosing to stay smiling, even though that requires a forced grimace for the most part. Here, therefore are a few of my #LittleLoves from the month of May.


It’s astonishing just how much comes to light during the darkest of times, tough times call for your true self – when things get rough you’ve got to ‘get real’ as there is simply no room for ‘fake amidst fear’.…

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#LivingArrows – Fun In The Sun 21/52 (2020)

To celebrate J’s eleventh birthday, the sunshine very kindly offered to make a guest appearance. We made the most of the good weather by blowing and filling up the paddling pool, slinging on the kids’ swimming gear, and turning up the tunes.

Despite being in lockdown, J had a brilliant birthday and it was mostly due to the good weather as we were able to get out into the garden and to have fun in the sun. The kids enjoyed shooting hoops in J’s brand new basketball net and splashing about in the paddling pool, whilst shooting each other with water guns and doing what kids do best – causing chaos.…

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