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New Years and new beginnings and yet we couldn’t help but end up at Dyrham Park on New Year’s Day. Heads full of wanting to start the year as we meant to go on and hearts longing for one of our favourite places, there was no other choice. Athena in the carrier as the mud was too difficult for her to navigate she enjoyed the trip, lording it over us mere commoners as we jumped the smaller puddles and splashed through the bigger ones. Almost without concious thought our feet lead us to our special tree, to a bench we’ve…

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I’m not really one for New Year’s Resolutions but I do love the ‘fresh page’ feeling that January brings. I usually try to set myself a few little goals for the coming year but I thought that I would try something a little different for 2018. These last couple of months of winter always seem to drag on a bit and after the excitement of Christmas is over lots of us end up feeling a little flat. It’s easy to fall into a habit of staying in more and neglecting the outdoors a little. There is still so much fun…

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I’ve now been on Methotrexate for six weeks so thought it was time to update you all on how it’s working (or not working) and also any side effects I’ve experienced. I filmed a video to explain everything but just in case you were unaware that I had a YouTube channel I wanted to make sure it was on here too.

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Happy New Year! 2017 just flew by and I can’t believe that it’s already over. I have to admit that I was asleep before midnight last night but we were up bright and early to watch the sunrise. Getting up to watch the sunrise on New Year’s Day is a tradition that we started last year and since it went so well then we were excited to repeat it again this year. The skies were absolutely stunning last time so we had high hopes for this morning. Unfortunately the weather was so much cloudier this year which meant that we…

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1/52 So here we are. A shiny new year and my first portraits of the girls in 2018. Last year’s attempts at this project failed spectacularly but I managed in 2016 and I’m determined to do it again. So without further ado. LYRA | The sheer joy that can be found from a low hanging branch on a windy New Year’s Day walk. ATHENA | An extremely muddy walk meant a free ride for the family member with the shortest legs otherwise we may have lost her in it!   Linking up with What the Redhead Said. This is my…

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As a family we love getting outdoors and we try not to let bad weather stop us. Even so we still find it difficult sometimes to get out and about during the colder months. It can be hard to leave our nice warm house for long walks in the woods but I know that all four of us are much happier when we’ve spent some time outside. I think the key to getting out with little ones in the winter is try not to stray too far from home and to centre your time outside around an activity or two…

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Our most recent trip to Heaven’s Gate on the Longleat Estate was a little while ago to be honest but, due to recent circumstances, I hadn’t blogged about it. These photos were just too cute not to share though and it was such a perfect day so please indulge me. This day will forever be etched into my memory. The first day that my girls walked through the woods hand in hand. Just looking at these photos melts my heart a little and I will definitely print one of these out to go up on our walls at some point…

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