Day by Day, Uncertain times 2020

Easter in Uncertain Times – April 2020

Our church at home display “The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, he has risen just as he said!” Matthew 28:5-6 Jesus is our rock and our fortress, our refuge and our strong tower, our shield… Continue reading Easter in Uncertain Times – April 2020

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Mothering in Uncertain Times – Teens – March 2020

We’ve now had a couple of weeks to try to get our heads around this emerging situation, yet things change on a daily basis. There is a huge amount of uncertainty which is very unsettling. It feels like we are on shifting sand. Here in the UK, in the past week we’ve had schools closing… Continue reading Mothering in Uncertain Times – Teens – March 2020

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Out and about Learning – Gloucester – March 2020

It was Rhythm Dude’s birthday last week end and as part of the celebrations we packed ourselves, picnic lunches, rucksacks and a cooker into the van and headed north to meet up with one of his best friends. HWH and the three boys set out walking for the day, and the girls and I found… Continue reading Out and about Learning – Gloucester – March 2020

Adoption reflections, Day by Day

Our Adoption Journey – Introductions 1 – 2020

It’s hard to put into words the level of excitement, apprehension, anticipation and relief which I felt prior to meeting each of our daughters. The build up had been immense. We had gone through lengthy, detailed and sometimes rather intrusive assessments followed by Adoption Panel. Then, with our first daughter, whose story now follows, another… Continue reading Our Adoption Journey – Introductions 1 – 2020

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Our adoption journey – adopting as a family – February 2020

Adoption has always been on my radar, but I think it resurfaced with intent while I was in labour for our second son. I remember yelling out “we’re going to adopt the next one!”. I wonder what turns a flippant and easily excusable remark into a seed which will bear fruit? I’m sure there are… Continue reading Our adoption journey – adopting as a family – February 2020

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Home ed to the world of work – February 2020

I recently had a delightful half hour sorting through some of the boys' old homeschool folders. Memories flooded back of outings taken, stories read, projects completed. It was fascinating to chart not only their changing abilities as each year progressed, but also their interests and perspectives. We had such a lot of fun learning together.… Continue reading Home ed to the world of work – February 2020

Day by Day, History and geography

Wells – A City of Bells – Part 2

Welcome to the second instalment of my wander around Elizabeth Goudge's Wells, as some of us read along with @elizabethgoudgebookclub. If you've missed the first post you can check it out here Wells - “A City of Bells” - Part 1 We're beginning our journey today in the market place, where the bus, with Jocelyn… Continue reading Wells – A City of Bells – Part 2

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Christmas – 2019

We're half way through the twelve days of Christmas with HWH and Lanky Dude starting back to work tomorrow; the week has passed by all too quickly. I've relished the time we've all been at home, despite the arguments, mess and normal family upsets. As the boys grow older, each season when everyone is home… Continue reading Christmas – 2019

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Joy in the midst of life – December 2019

As I've journeyed through the advent themes of hope, peace and joy during my morning quiet times A grace-filled Advent - December 2019 , joy is the one which has seemed most incongruent to this world. It's not that I don't feel joy...I'm so incredibly grateful for the many blessings we have; our warm home,… Continue reading Joy in the midst of life – December 2019

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A grace-filled Advent – December 2019

As the season of advent approached this year I was determined yet again to move towards simplicity and a slowing down. The purpose of Advent before Christmas is as Lent is for Easter, a time of preparation, being still and even fasting. So different from our general experience. I wrote more about this last year.… Continue reading A grace-filled Advent – December 2019