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  • ADVENT ACTIVITY CARDS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: AT HOME, Downloads & Printables, FAMILY WORSHIP, LITTLE ONES, RITUALS, SEASONS, SHOP, WINTER

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    Advent calendars don’t just have to be about chocolate and sweets. My girls and I have had great fun with this simple idea the last few years and I hope you find it useful too! Continue reading

  • WHY DOES THE GIRAFFE HAVE LONG LEGS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: AT WORK, LITTLE ONES

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    Why does the Giraffe have long legs?….

    On the way home from school on Friday I got accused of  ‘forgetting’. My sharp little nearly-5-year-old remembers everything and notices when I don’t!  My crime had been to not put a special note in her lunch box that day, and my heart sank when she told me I had ‘forgotted’ her special message. Continue reading

  • WITH ALL OUR HEARTS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: CRAFTY GOODNESS, LITTLE ONES

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    Pinterest… I have many boards stacked full of inspiration and ideas. I even have two accounts one personal and one for Flotsam and Jetsam. It is too easy to spend an hour flicking through pretty and intriguing images adding them to my collections. I finally got around to doing one of my ‘Little Ones’ activities this week after pinning it over 2 years ago! A chance to do some quality painting time with a prophetic edge with my beautiful big girl. It was a joint effort but she took the lead and it is now hanging proudly on our wall. Continue reading

  • BUN IN THE OVEN

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: FAMILY WORSHIP

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    Well, I am starting to feel well and truly pregnant! Yes, for those who have not heard we are expecting baby No. 3 and I am 16 weeks gone already. With looking after the other two I often forget but with a rapidly expanding waistline and the need to dig out maternity trousers from the loft I am starting to notice the change. A hair band will no longer do to connect my button and zipper on my jeans! Continue reading

  • HOPE & LOVE

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: OUTDOORS, SUMMER

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    Tonight my garden is looking particularly dazzling in the evening sunlight. The east facing garden catches glimpses of the setting sun through the gaps between the houses and even the poisonous foxgloves glow in it’s warm light. Finally flowers are appearing – long overdue – a splash of vibrant colour injects some much needed energy into our home environment on a night where I feel a little exhausted and searching for answers. Continue reading