Whilst I don’t always write about it, we have two cats. One is some 12 years old now, and the other seven years old. They’re both outdoor cats, and whilst having a pet cat can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life – even if that cat is…

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This post contains affiliate links There are so many books out there at the moment that tell all about the lives of remarkable people – there are stories for Rebel Girls and stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different. There are books about fantastic women, women of science and…

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  From the hazards of stepladders to the risks that paint and equipment can present, DIY projects and home decoration may seem like two of the least child-friendly activities. However, it does not have to be this way. When you get your children involved in some parts of the home…

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It seems strange to be nearing the end of the academic year; as I write this children are off school enjoying a break and when they return it will be the final stretch before the longer summer break. May has been a busy month and it has made me reflect…

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We are at the stage in the year when I am ready for some time away. Time away from the jobs that need doing at home, time away from the usual routines and time for just the five of us to spend time together. This year we are heading north…

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