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Tips for Starting PreSchool

Tips for Starting PreSchool

My daughter started preschool in September last year (2020). It was the middle of a global pandemic. She hadn’t been in childcare for six months so it’s fair to say I was a little worried. I knew the pre-school and her key worker as my son had attended the same one and had the same key worker. However Sienna is a very different kettle of fish to her big brother and I really wasn’t sure how she would react. 

Eleven Days of Separation

Eleven Days of Separation

Written 11th February 2020 I’m going to write this to document our separation however I’m unsure whether it will ever be published. It will depend on how things go and whether Ric is happy with me publishing it. I’m going to write it anyway. In times of stress, I find getting my thoughts out in my writing very helpful.  Let’s start at the beginning… Eleven days ago, on the 1st of February, my husband and I decided that our marriage…

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2020 Review – Well that was unexpected!

2020 Review – Well that was unexpected!

It’s almost laughable to do a 2020 review, isn’t it? Who knew when I was writing them, at the end of 2019, a global pandemic would hit?! Covid 19 pretty much put a stop to any plans we all had. With that, any goals for 2020 were pretty much null and void. So I’ve decided that instead of two posts: reviewing the year and goals for the new year. I’d combine it all into one. 

AD | Jack’s Supermarket

AD | Jack’s Supermarket

I was partial to a bit of Supermarket Sweep with Dale Winton when I was younger. Therefore, when Jack’s Supermarket got in touch as asked if I’d like to work with them I was quite excited! Immediately images popped into my head of me running about the Jack’s Supermarket Wakefield, throwing random items into my trolley and the odd blow-up banana too. The reality wasn’t quite that (social distancing and the people of Wakey thinking I was a madwoman) but…

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Lockdown Wins

Lockdown Wins

The CoronaVirus pandemic has been something that many will never experience. It’s something that our children will be telling their grandchildren about. Their grandchildren will learn about at school and talking about how when Grandma Becka had Covid 19! Lockdown 2 was dominated by this and being apart from the kids. With school still open it’s a little different to Lockdown 1 and that’s the one I was to reflect on. It doesn’t bare thinking about the tragedies of the…

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BoomChikkaBoom – Messy Playa

BoomChikkaBoom – Messy Playa

Chances are, if you live in the West Yorkshire area and have a child, you will have heard of BoomChikkaBoom. Faye and her team are quickly becoming on of the biggest children’s entertainers in our area. When you attend one of their events, it’s easy to see why! Lucas, Sienna and I got involved in some messy play fun with them!

Go Ape – Temple Newsam

Go Ape – Temple Newsam

When I tell people I’m scared of heights they say “But you did a sky dive!” and they’re right, I did, from 15, 000 feet. I’m scared of heights, still! Throwing myself out of a plane, strapped to a random guy, did not cure my fear. My fear is actually worse when I’m closer to the ground. At 15, 000 feet you don’t comprehend how high you are. As we floated to the ground in the parachute I freaked out….

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Lourdas, Kefalonia

Lourdas, Kefalonia

Back in July, this Yorkshire fam-a-lam travelled to the beautiful Lourdas Kefalonia in Greece. The island is probably best known for the book/film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The only memories that I have of that are the book laying on my step mums bedside table when I was younger. Other than it being in Greece, I was pretty clueless about our holiday destination.

This Green Moon

This Green Moon

On our last day before Lucas started school, I wanted to do something nice with him to mark the occasion. When one of my friends suggested This Green Moon, the forest school in Leeds, I was clueless! I didn’t know what to expect but totally up for giving it a go! Woodland Adventures Situated in Swillington Organic Farm, it encourages woodland adventures, imagination, outdoor experiences and much, much more. Paul, who owns This Green Moon, immediately impressed me with his…

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