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Thursday photo #347

It’s strange to think that Christmas eve was only a week ago. With the weather we’ve had here, the days since Christmas have all been taken up with lots of snow play. It has been such a treat to have some snow in the school holidays and we’ve been making the most of it every day. A quiet Christmas Like everyone, we had a particularly quiet Christmas this year. We went on some walks to meet family and friends outside and popped over to my dad’s garden to see him. Thankfully we were able to see my mum because we…

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Thursday photo #346

When Christmas decorations started going up in November, I thought Christmas would be a long time coming. Even I agreed to put the tree up early in December against my better judgement. Strangely though, despite everything that has been going on, the month seems to have flown by. We’ve got a busy day planned before we ring a bell at 6pm to help Santa on his way. Planning for the year ahead After much deliberation following last week’s musings, I’ve decided that next week will be my last one of these Thursday photo posts. It seems right to finish at…

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Thursday photo #345

Every year, this is one of our busiest weeks. I have been quite relieved this year that there is less going on. Yet I’ve still ended up incredibly busy. I have just published a blog post I had been working on for months so now I intend to take a few weeks off blogging other than possibly my weekly update posts. I may well change the format of these though or even stop them all together in the new year. I’m starting to feel that sharing a photo of the girls every week just for the sake of it isn’t…

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Free things to do in the West Midlands

Now more than ever, many of us are looking for free days out in our local area. Luckily, the West Midlands has lots to offer both indoors and outdoors. There’s everything from museums to wild swims to walks and picnics. If you’re looking for activities in a particular area, please click on one of the links below to take you to the relevant section. For more things to do in the area from family or dog friendly attractions to ideas for a rainy day, head to my comprehensive days out guide. Free things to do in Herefordshire 16th Century Painted Room…

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Thursday photo #344

Christmas has definitely arrived earlier this year. I often hold off putting up the Christmas tree until the children break up from school. This year though, everyone seems to need something to get excited about. So, unusually for me, I relented and the tree went up this week. We’ve also been to the first and only Christmas event we have planned in, Malvern Winter Glow. I have no idea how we’ll keep up the festive momentum for another fortnight. Christmas jumpers Tomorrow is Christmas jumper day at school. I have a slight issue with Christmas jumpers for children. They grow…

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