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    Time Out Reads: Achievements

    Oh my, what a week this one has been. School reports, degree and SATs results and then sports day. So many achievements. School reports, degree and SATs results and then sports day. Reading loving, caring comments from my children’s teachers makes me realise how amazing their school is. I have grown to learn over my years of parenting that it really isn’t all down to grades. What is far more important is how my children are nurtured and supported through their school years, allowing them to develop their own opinions and personalities. Grades are second to this. Then my results day. Three years of hard study, early mornings, juggling school…

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    Taking Stock: June

    That’s it. Half the years behind us and another half yet to come. I can remember when I was little thinking my birthday seemed to take ages to arrive, but now, it seems to be here before I’m ready. June is a good month to take stock of your achievements and the things you’re yet to accomplish. June is a good month to take stock of your achievements. It’s also a great time to replan all those things you’ve been saying you’ll do and still haven’t got round to. Here are what I’ve been up to over the last month: Making: Plans for the Summer ( Summer Bucket List on…

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    Time Out Reads: Shift

    There seems to be a period of shift occurring in our home at the moment. Routines are changing in preparation for the Summer holiday. Calm is taking over with the knowledge that we’ve only two weeks to go. All the hard work is behind us and we’re on wind down, ready for a rest. Mindsets seem to be shifting too. Consumption of new things seems to be dwindling, replaced by seeking out past items to relook at. Donating old items to charity shops instead of simply hoarding them thinking we will use them one day. Habit Shift One thing I seem to really struggle with is remembering to take shopping bags…

  • Summer's just around the corner, check out this sunshine inspired posts from around the web
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    Time Out Reads: Summer’s Calling

    Kids are back to school in their last term before summer. The sun was out for a while, giving us a taste of hopefully things to come. Plus it seems everywhere I look online, everyone is talking about summer. Summer really is calling now! Eco Holiday How amazing would it be to stop somewhere that was completely in tune with sustainability, zero waste and eco-friendly? Jessie over at tiny yellow bungalow found just the place. They even reuse all the human waste too! I love that you are given are your own drinking cup to use for the duration of your stay and they weigh the amount of food waste each…

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    Time Out Reads: Celebrate

    Today’s my birthday! Time to celebrate and I am but in a small way with my family. The older I get the more birthdays take on a new meaning. Instead of looking forward to the next year I find myself reflecting on the past year and seeking out what I have learned. Do you find that too? Whilst I’m busy worrying about getting another year older, here are the great inspirational posts I have found this week to inspire you too. Summer Fun With the summer just around the corner, I’ve already had the idea to create our own Slow Living Bucket List for the summer holidays but Kelle at Enjoying…

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    Taking Stock: May

    Nearly half way through 2017, how does that happen? Anyway here’s what’s been happening in my life over the past month. Making:  These delicious cheese scones Cooking: Not much, salads all the way at the mo Drinking: Califia Cold Brew and trying to increase my water intake Reading: This Love by Dani Atkins Trawling: Some new blogs including Simple As That and The Life On Purpose Movement Wanting: Time to slow down, children are growing too fast Looking: For ways to reduce our waste Deciding: Not to carry on and do an MA in Creative Writing Wishing: My eldest luck in his GCSE’s Enjoying: Panic at the Disco on full…