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It’s rude…


I am an adult, a forty year old adult (I am still getting used to that last bit, kind of living in denial about it, and trying to pretend I am still twenty something, sadly my body is not going

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10 things motherhood has taught me…


The lovely Aimee over at MumAmie  has tagged me in a post about 10 things motherhood has taught me with some of her thoughts on what she has learned being a mum and parent. I loved what she has to say. 

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The world according to Humphrey – book giveaway

Humphrey Giveaway

We love reading in our house, both adults and children alike. We all have our own particular favorite authors and books we love, but sometimes we find books that both adults and children like and can read together. Matthew has

Posted in Family Life and Parenting

Project Mc2 – Smart is the new cool…

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We love science  in our house. I have a nine and a half year old who will pull out  her science experiment kit at any given moment to start trying out making things or compounding mixtures. She loves to explore

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The secret life of pets…

Jasper naughty cat

What do our pets get up to when we aren’t at home or aren’t watching them? What do they REALLY do when they are alone (or think they are) We have two cats, both are funny, naughty, and have real

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Things to keep kids busy when travelling in the car on holiday…

Car gift box

We were lucky enough to be able to go on holiday to France, this summer. It’s a long drive to where we stay, but it’s worth it, and we love our time away.  It takes a lot of planning to

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My Sunday Photo

Turner’s famous view,from Richmond Hill, looking a bit gloomy.       Please do not copy my work, or use my photos. Thanks © 2016 karen reekieAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Summary:You may read the original content in the context in which it is published (at

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Summer fun with Bratz

Bratz Logo

We are still knee deep in summer holidays here, and finding things to do, to keep us all busy and happy through the long weeks off school. We are a family that likes to be out and about most of

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Summer reading – How to update your parents…

How to update your parents...

We are always looking for fun kids books to read, both children are voracious readers and we encourage this habit.  Emily has recently been reading How to Update Your Parents, by Pete Johnson.  What can you do when you’re trapped

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Summer Reading – Taking Steps, Helen Sims

Taking Steps

Taking Steps – Helen Sims I have been able to read a few books over the summer holidays (thank you children, for allowing your mother some peace and quiet) and this one was one I particularly enjoyed. It’s a compilation

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