Dave and I are *those* kind of people. The ones where we will be chatting away, discussing an idea, (such as creating a new decked area in our garden) and then a few hours later the wood is ordered, the hole is being dug and the furniture being planned out. This is a true story! It happened a few weeks ago when we were casually…

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Soon after we were married – and trying for a baby – I wasn’t quite sure at that point how Dave would take to Fatherhood. I wasn’t sure if he’d be OK with giving up our late-night partying, luxurious relaxing holidays and our lazy weekend mornings. When we found out at our 7-week scan that we were indeed having twins (after our 3rd round of IVF) his face…

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Now that the light nights are here I appear to have lost my Husband. To outside. To the lawn, the borders, the veg plot, the flowers. Pottering here and there! He never used to be ‘that’ into gardening before but nowadays he is getting quite precious and proud about our little bit of land behind our new-build family home – where we spend a lot…

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One of the nicest aspects about this amazing weather so far has been the ability to let the children outside, entertain them outdoors all day in the garden or at the park, and then see them fall into bed TOTALLY shattered at night! The fresh air and sunshine has been amazing. The next best thing is that Hubby and I then sneak outside to sit on…

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I just can’t let what was the MOST glorious weekend of weather go by without singing its praises and sharing a bit of love for the recent UK weather. Last week we were dressed in boots and coats (there was actually some snow in places) and all feeling a bit glum with the cold…and then this weekend we were basking in a mini-heatwave! Hello sunglasses and…

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Where we now live was once a large field surrounded by woods. And whilst the woods still remain all the noise and disturbance involved in the construction of our new build development is likely to have frightened away any wildlife. It is therefore strangely quiet, with little birdsong or insects buzzing. Especially as we were used to an abundance of wildlife and nature from living in our last house…

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When you have an Easter bank holiday weekend, and the weather forecast gives you just one day of sunshine throughout the four days – you have to make the most of it don’t you? Here in the UK we try to grab any opportunity to get outside whenever the weather allows us! Our garden is still a work in progress since we moved into our…

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We moved into our new-build home 6 months ago and still very much remain the ‘new kids on the block’ in our village. We are therefore throwing ourselves (as a family) into the local community as best as we can…trying our hardest to make friends with the neighbours and with the children and Mums at school. Everyone has been SO friendly so far, and we are lucky…

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One of the best aspects of having children is the fun and joy it brings you every day as a grown-up. It brings me such pleasure to see how much enjoyment they get out of anything I do with them. I know lots of people find the holidays too commercialised, but to be honest I love getting involved in anything seasonal with the children for it gives me great ideas,…

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