I have never lived by the sea but…

I’ve never lived by the sea but I’ve always been drawn to it and when I haven’t seen it, or listened to it, for a while I realise just how much I miss it. On Saturday we went to Selsey, just for a couple of hours, to wander, take photos and eat crab rolls on the beach. And to sit and watch the tide gently rolling in. ⁣ Or maybe

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Dearest Lily — Life isn’t perfect

Dearest Lily ⁣ A beautiful life isn’t perfect, it’s the one you choose for yourself. Decide how you want to spend your time when you’re older, and do it. And with whom you want to share your time. Don’t waste time with people who don’t lift you up, who are hard work, or who drain your energy. We call them mood hoover, and seriously you really don’t need them in

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Supporting teens anxious about Coronavirus

Supporting teens anxious about Coronavirus This is a guest post from children’s therapist and wellbeing author Becky Goddard-Hill. Becky’s book, co-written with Penny Alexander is called Be Happy Be You – a teenage guide to happiness and it was published by Harper Collins earlier this year.  When it comes to younger kids we can totally control how we pass over information in regard to Covid-19. We can be sure not

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Dog products you’ll love! — #AD

Dog products we are loving this summer Mr Cheeks is not getting any younger (well, none of us are, are we?) and is of an age now where we have to take more care of him than we did when we first adopted him.   He is over ten now and definitely slowing down (unless you’re the postman knocking on the door, then he will still do the dash down

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My first grandchild was born during a pandemic

When your first grandchild is born during a pandemic you realise being a grandparent is not going to be how you imagined it would be.     I am trying to keep a sense of perspective about the whole thing.  Telling myself that at least Lily Elena, who arrived on May 20th, is safe at home with her mummy (my eldest daughter) and daddy.  That they are all safe as they

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How to Make the Most of Halloween this October — AD

How to Make the Most of Halloween this October Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate this spooky holiday than to take the kids to a great haunted event? You’ll find plenty of events being hosted around the UK. So, if you want to make the most of Halloween this October, or you just want to take your mind off Brexit, here you’ll discover some

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