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Jen
Suffolk
I'm a stay-at-home mummy to two small people, who loves to crochet, garden and create!
Interests: Gardening, Crocheting, Knitting, Creating, Upcycling, Playing
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We do like to be an outdoorsy family, but this week I've really made an effort to get outside with wee Miss O in the afternoons. It's a palava in the winter, donning all the necessary gear to stay warm and dry. But the weather has been so lovely, it's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Jenerally Speaking,
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I like to photograph you while you play. Firstly, it's a challenge to try to capture your fast, excited movements without ending up with blurry photos. I've been playing around creating my own custom settings to try to cope with this winter light (although I am considering a camera purchase... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at Jenerally Speaking,
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Today it was just Miss O and I, pretty much all day long. After we'd dropped Master R off at school, we returned home for some hide-and-seek. This is a current daily necessity, and always quite easy, as she has a handful of traditional hiding spots. Beside the sofa, under... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Jenerally Speaking,
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Check me out! Not quite a month since we returned from our holiday and I've "already" got photos from the camera to the laptop and onto typepad. Ninja speed! Overall, we had a brilliant time together exploring la Vendée, although as with any holiday, there were stressful moments/hours/days and most... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2018 at Jenerally Speaking,
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We have had SUCH a lovely start to the summer holidays this year. It's been brilliant. Day trips to beautiful, sunny locations. Lazy hyggeligt days at home playing together. A perfect mixture of action and inaction. And considering that last year the summer holidays started with us all getting a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at Jenerally Speaking,
I find I'm more patient on really awful days with massive paddies than I am on regular days with small irritations! Glad it entertained. Some events have to be captured and shared! ;-)
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Yesterday. Wow. It was Some Day. Having refused to sleep until nearly 9pm the night before (for, may I say, no good reason), Miss O was over-tired from the get-go and seriously over-wrought. (What does wrought mean? Why do we only ever say over-wrought, and never just wrought? And can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Jenerally Speaking,
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Wow... I'm rather late blogging about our fourth month of our wild year of learning, but our Food Chains inspired month was excellent! I was surprised by how much Master R and Miss O enjoyed the various activities, and how swiftly the understand the concept of how energy is transfered... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at Jenerally Speaking,
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We have SO enjoyed our month learning about and playing with seeds. I did the Great Shelf Changeover one evening, so that were were some vaguely seed and growing related items. I put the conkers and acorns we collected during the autumn in my wooden yarn bowl that I use... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Jenerally Speaking,
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Space. Awe-inspiring. Astounding. Mysterious. Full of possibility. Our topic for month two of our wild year of learning. Originally, we'd planned to do Hidden Worlds, but Master R's class at school have been learning lots about space, so it made sense to link up. We have quite a few books... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2018 at Jenerally Speaking,
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Yippee!! Here I am blogging in real life, rather than just imagining a time when I'll have time to blog! Rachel and Miss O are shopping and Master R and I have postponed our visit to the allotment on account on the rain. Checks weather through window. Ah. The rain... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Jenerally Speaking,
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We totally missed an opportunity for amusement with this. A week or so ago we could have put up a Facebook post along the lines of "In a while we'll be introducing the two newest members of our family... twin boys on the way!" Oh the hilarity that would have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Jenerally Speaking,
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I thought it was time I FINALLY put together some photos of our first year at our allotment (which is named Careu Pippott) on my blog. We share our allotment with a lovely family we are friends with and together we have a little scrapbook which we stick photos and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Jenerally Speaking,
That's hilarious! Could so easily happen to any busy person. Thanks, glad to be back ^_^
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Today I made a startling discovery. I can upload photos from my phone directly to my blog, thus saving at least 30-40 minutes of my time uploading and editing on my rather slow and cranky computer. This is BIG NEWS. I'm slightly gutted I didn't discover this earlier this year,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Jenerally Speaking,
Thanks 😊 I could just print this all off for them, year by year. The story of us.
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I've been missing blogging. Really missing it. And more, missing the capturing of precious memories. Special moments, days and events are being enjoyed, photographed, but not documented. And for me, documentation is important as well as cathartic. I love to write myself stories to read in later years (I've recently... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Jenerally Speaking,
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I LOVE our tuff tray. This was Miss O's main Christmas present when she was six months old, at Christmas 2015. It was my idea - all the little toys suitable for her age group we already had, and she was at the age of needing sensory play. But it... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Jenerally Speaking,
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Well, aren't I lucky? It is true that it's not so much what you know, as who. A couple of weeks ago my sling library and allotmenteering buddy, Charlotte, tagged me in a post on a local babywearing site. Someone was looking for babywearing, blogging mummies. I fit that bill... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Jenerally Speaking,
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I've been learning, recently, about the Danish art of Hygge. And about a week ago we had just the MOST hyggeligt day ever. It was a delight from beginning to end. A day of relaxing and enjoying the company of excellent friends. We went to visit our good friends, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Jenerally Speaking,
Thanks... I had a lot of fun getting creative with them!
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Thanks, Mary. I love how our garden looks now... except the carefully treated hobbit hole has gone entirely black with mould. Ronseal have not been entirely helpful about it. I'm so disappointed that I'm going to have to sand down and re-treat the entire thing! But anyway, the layout of the garden I adore, and it's such an improvement. I really must get some varnish on the houses soon and get them up, to give the critters time to find them before the spring!
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2017 on Birdhouses and Bugboxes at Jenerally Speaking,
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At the start of this year, having received a selection of birdhouse, bughotel and butterfly house, we had a motley crew of mismatched birdhouses and bugboxes. One was painted by Master R in bright orange and dark blue... none to beautifully. Three were painted the same colour as the fence... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Jenerally Speaking,