Family Time


We're sharing some good quality family time this weekend at my brother and sister-in-law's house. It has been a long time since we all got together to have some fun, and there are currently 17 of us camped out in and around their house. There's two tents and a caravan, plus multiple room shares and …

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Pearl – 30


Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.1 Corinthians …

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Camping Misadventures Day 1


It's that time again and we are off on our holiday camping trip for a couple of weeks. We are a couple of bodies light this year, but us intrepid foursome have made the journey northwards to the Lake District and have set up camp in a field on a working farm. So far today …

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Family


I had the best day today, spent with my firstborn who is home for a few days before heading off again. Nice feeling to be needed in a mama capacity today. Yep indeedy. With everything else that's going on around me at the minute, being reminded of my primary role in this life has been …

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Our Daily Bread


I tried to make bread today. Yeah, I know...bread right? I have only ever made it in a bread making machine before, but my friend Hils has recently begun to make her own bread and I was inspired to have a go myself after she shared a loaf of focaccia bread with me last week. …

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Broken? Fix it!


I stumbled across this on my Facebook news feed today and thought it was worth sharing.

Seven Word Saturday


Luxury rooms are nice; my bed's nicer! We spent the night at Kilworth House last night, a fantastic hotel in the Leicestershire countryside where my cousin's wedding was held. It was a beautiful place and our room was gorgeous. The bed could have comfortably slept at least four people, and the shower was strong enough …

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Sunday Satisfyer


I bet that's got you thinking hasn't it?! Haha!! What I want to share with you today is the meal we had tonight after a superb afternoon making music in Todmorden Park. As you might already know I am the conductor of Todmorden Community Band, and we were playing in Todmorden Park this afternoon. We …

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Battle of the Atlantic Celebrations


This weekend has been a weekend of celebrations and commemorations in Liverpool this week for the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. There has been a great turnout of all the armed forces but as this was a naval conflict there has been a predominantly Royal Navy presence there. As you may already …

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Do You Believe In Angels?


No, not the new-age "fairy creatures with wings who spread pixie dust" type belief in angels, but the real honest to God people who are placed next to you in times of crisis? Let me share a story with you and maybe it will help you decide. My daughter Emma was referred to the hospital …

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