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At The Beach

I like where we live. Most of the time. It’s handy being central, we can get to most parts of the country in 2 or 3 hours. But sometimes, sometimes, I wish we weren’t quite so far from the coast. A coastal trip is something we have to plan, we can’t just pop to the …

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Book Readalong August 2021

It’s a bookish day today, as I introduce next month’s book readalong, always one of my absolute favourite #BringBackPaper activities! If you’ve yet to join in with one of these readalongs, let me tell you a little more about it and tempt you to join us. The book readalong is an easy activity to get …

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How To Pull Off Minimalism

This is a collaborative post Minimalism is a beautiful concept, bringing tranquillity into home and mind alike by avoiding clutter and making spaces open and clean. However, it can be hard to pull off without making your space look clinical, impersonal and boring. The following is a helpful guide on how to navigate minimalist design …

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Our Summer Activities List

As we roll into July, my thoughts are turning to the summer holidays. They are nearly upon us, and I really want to make the most of them with the kids. I’ve had a little think and put together our summer activities list. The children have contributed their ideas, of course, so we’ll now take …

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