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2021: a year of gratitude

I don’t think any of us expected 2021 to turn out quite the way it did. Covid has not disappeared as we hoped! But I am brimful of thanks and gratitude for this year, our time together as a family. January: more lockdowns and Chris still working from home. February: discovering new vegan favourites March: […]

My first 10 days learning Italian with Duolingo

Learning Italian has always been something I have wanted to do, along with a visit to Italy itself one day! My dad’s grandfather was Italian before moving to England, marrying an English woman and was a merchant seaman during the First World War. I saw that one of my friends was using Duolingo so I […]

#30DaysWild June 2021

I signed up for #30DaysWild in June. This is a challenge set by The Wildlife Trusts and aims to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors by participating in different activities and reconnect with nature. Below are some ideas and examples of us completing them! Splash in puddles Paddle in the sea in a river or […]

Things I am Thankful For In Lockdown…

…and dreading when ‘normality’ resumes! Things are gradually shifting back to pre-Covid and although the lifting of all restrictions has been postponed I have enjoyed some aspects of lockdown: Saving money. Wow, we have saved on petrol, takeaways, days out, school trips etc. I hope that we can spend the money on holidays and family […]

A new venture: Pilates!

To help with wellbeing and to give us some colleague team building, our school has signed up for Pilates. I was a bit unsure about joining as my only experience of Pilates was via an app on my phone which left me with backache so I gave up within a week. Now 5 weeks in […]