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  • EGG 2: JESUS IS MY FRIEND

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: CRAFTY GOODNESS, EASTER, FAMILY WORSHIP, LITTLE ONES

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    Everyday we will be opening eggs at breakfast as part of our family worship. In each is a little badge, a section of the Easter story and an activity to do together. The 6th egg will be included in our Easter Sunday egg hunt!  Every evening this week I will do a short post to show you how we have been getting on and what is hidden in each egg and what we have done to worship Jesus that day! Continue reading

  • EASTER EGGS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: AT HOME, CRAFTY GOODNESS, EASTER, FAMILY WORSHIP, LITTLE ONES

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    Christmas is so exciting because the build up lasts for weeks. Easter always creeps up on me and before I know it I am scurrying around trying to do some festive things to celebrate this amazing holiday with only days to go. This unseasonal snow has thrown us all of course and Spring still seems a long way off but I am determined this year to make this week more significant for me and not just about chocolate! Continue reading

  • NATURE WALK: TWIGGY COLLECTIONS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: CRAFTY GOODNESS, FAMILY WORSHIP, LITTLE ONES, OUTDOORS, WINTER

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    As my two intrepid explorers set out into the woods a few weeks ago I tasked them to find ‘interesting twigs’. February is not a bountiful month for obvious flora and fauna in Roundhay Park and so a more abstract approach was needed; no butterflies to count, ladybugs to find, rainbow coloured leaves to collect. So twigs it was and they scampered off scanning the dented footpath for dry, cleanish, stand-out sticks. My father and mother were also with us and in true ‘Bowen’ {1} spirit embraced the task at hand and deliberated over each offering the girls waved in our faces. Whittling the selection down to just the best twigs. Continue reading

  • ONE FROSTY MORNING

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: OUTDOORS, SEASONS

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    Yesterday morning we woke up to a white world. The branches bejeweled with tiny crystals and a misty haze hovering over the ground. Frosty mornings are crisp and clear and I marveled at how this dusting of ice made everything look beautiful in the still morning air. Even the wheelie bin and it’s cobwebs looked delicate. The iron gates with extra ornamentation, embellished by natures own geometry. I simply had to go out (a cold and grumpy toddler in tow) with the camera and record these fleeting moments of beauty. Continue reading