Now that Clem is getting older her taste in books is changing. We are moving on from Peppa Pig and onto more exciting ones. For her birthday our friends got her a big set of Meg & Mog books – 10 all together. I remember them from when I was little so it’s nice to be able to share them with her now. Every single night we read with Clem before bedtime, sometimes 2 or 3 books so I decided…

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I’m pretty sure everyone is thinking it but how is it September! Where did August go? It feels like it was only the beginning of summer a few weeks ago, and now it’s almost Autumn. I can’t lie though I am excited for Autumn. As much as I love sunshine, I am looking forward to cosy jumpers, layers and going hunting for conkers. But before I get all excited about that here is what August looked like for us. Sunflowers…

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On Saturday afternoon we did something for the first time as a family – we had an afternoon out at the circus! I actually can’t remember the last time I went to one. I’m pretty sure it had clowns which is probably why I haven’t been to one since! However Zippos Circus is not like a normal circus. There are no clowns, well ok there might be one but more on that later. This was Clems first time at a…

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I’m not sure why I’m really writing this. I may never hit publish, it might just sit in my drafts forever. But as Elsa, loudly and proudly sings, let it go. Writing my feelings down always seems easier than talking about them. Since my teens I have suffered from low self-esteem. I know that we all have times when we lack confidence and don’t feel good about ourselves. I was then diagnosed as having depression and anxiety, which has continued…

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One of our favourite places to go for a day out in Brighton is the Sea Life Centre. The centre is situated right on the seafront, by the pier. Although there are a lot of steps down to the entrance, if you head down to the beach there is a tunnel. This is ideal if you have a wheelchair or a pushchair. The Brighton Sea Life Centre is actually the oldest operating aquarium in the world. It was built-in 1872…

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