Inspirational Parents #9

Benedict Allen is an inspirational parent in the truest sense of the term. He has achieved things that most people couldn’t even dream of. His incredible answers to my mundane questions really made me stop in my tracks. 1. Tell me about the most unexpected change to you as a person or to your life since becoming a parent? I no longer set off on really hazardous adventures- though I’ve been an explorer most of my life. Even as a child I was determined to be some sort of “pioneer” – my dad was a test pilot and it seemed…

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Fun days out and Fundraising

Today we headed to Drayton Manor for the day with my sister who is heading back to Uni next week. We are proud to be ambassadors for the park and always enjoy it there. There is just so much to do that a full day is never enough. We arrived just before 11 am, went on ride after ride, had lunch by the lake, rode on both Rosie and Thomas, played at the park and went on some more rides. Both girls were exhausted by the end of the day, it’s such a brilliant day out. We even had some…

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Why you can’t trust the Guardian on Palm Oil

When I first became aware of the palm oil issue, I was pleased to see that the problems caused by the industry were regularly raised in the Guardian newspaper. But as with most things, there always comes a time when you have to take a step back and remember that you can’t believe everything you read in the press. At the moment, fires rage in Indonesia, filling neighbouring countries with a polluting smog, destroying rainforests and killing birds and animals in their millions. I found it odd that this was the time the Guardian chose to run an article about palm oil…

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Our Thursday Photo #71

This week, by all accounts, has been rubbish. Losing Jamer was the worst possible start to the week on Monday. Sadly she stepped out in front of a car and died almost instantly. Because it’s not long since Soxa died, Libby understood immediately that she wouldn’t see Jamer again. She was devastated, as we all were. This week has also seen hubby going back to work and our lovely holiday seems like such a long time ago. Libby has started nursery which she is loving. We get great reports on how she’s getting on and the staff are really positive.…

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Goodbye little friend

They say friends come in all shapes and sizes, You certainly were proof of that. I never thought we’d all fall quite so in love, With such a funny old cat. Wherever we were, you’d be there. At home or out for a walk. You’d come to visit our relatives, Such tales to tell if cats could talk. Playing was your specialty, But you also loved a good fuss. You’d happily make friends with strangers, But your favourite was being with us. Don’t tell me that children don’t need pets, I can easily prove that they do. We’re so sorry…

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