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Seasons of Joy

Sometimes I have such a lovely week that I just sit in the quiet of my room and I thank God for all He has given me. This week has been like that. I have thoroughly enjoyed alternating home making tasks with watching short videos on YouTube. One such home making task was to try…

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Seasons of Joy

If I close my eyes to the heated rays of the sun, I can hear a lawn mower in the far distance. Birds and insects chirp in equal measure. There’s the odd bang or clatter from nearby gardens, the sound of feet walking on shingle next door. It is a cacophony of auditory pleasures, life…

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Seasons of Joy

I particularly enjoy writing my Seasons of Joy posts. They are a little break from all things homeschooling and touch upon the bits and pieces of everyday life, a life I enjoy very much indeed. Last weekend I spent the entire weekend cleaning our cooker and ovens, oiling the wood counter tops in the kitchen…

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Seasons of Joy

It’s February. Well, actually, strictly speaking it is not February. But my body clock and everything I am feeling tells me that it is in fact February. I hate February. For some reason, which I still don’t really understand, I feel rubbish at this time of year. It all feels so hard, like I am…

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Seasons of Joy

Home is a foretaste of Heaven on Earth, at least it is meant to be. That sense of belonging, safety and nurturing. The Israelites spent forty years searching for their promised home. In the Theology of Home, the authors refer to home as ‘domestic churches’, that we should endeavour to create a home which is…

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Seasons of Joy

Gosh I love being a mummy. I mean, Adore. Every. Single. Second. Even when it is hard. Even when it is full of anxiety. Even when I am so tired I don’t remember my own name let alone the children I purport to love so much... I have been looking over the, quite literally, thousands…

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Seasons of Joy

This week has been fabulous! It is so good to be back at school, in the old familiar routines. They fit like a glove and feel very comfortable 🥰 New Computer Set Up I have a new computer set up now to make it easier for me to blog. Gary bought me a key board…

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Seasons of Joy: 2021

I love a new start. A whole new day, with no mistakes in it... yet - one of the few quotes I remember from Anne of Green Gables, probably because it resonated with me. I can honestly say that the last few years, and particularly the past year, have been the hardest of my life.…

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Spring Seasons of Joy {17/03/2018}

I thought I'd use this space to record all we did for mother's day.  Mum had instructed me that I was, under no circumstances, to buy her anything or to spend money on her.  With that in mind, I knew I would have to get really creative if I was to show her how much…

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Spring Seasons of Joy

The first thing I have to say is a huge congratulations to Charlotte who received notification today that she achieved an A* in her English Literature IGCSE.  Charlotte works so hard at her school work and she thoroughly deserves this grade.  Well done Darling....we are SO proud of you! It has been a couple of…

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Wintery Seasons of Joy {February Week Two}

Welcome to my weekly Seasons of Joy post.  Thank you to everyone who sent me a message or email and shared what you are doing to make your seasons joyful.  I love what you all shared!  It's giving me lots and lots to think about for future joyful-projects 🙂 It's been a quiet week, really,…

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Wintery Seasons of Joy: February Week One

Welcome to the first February Seasons of Joy!  This is my most favourite post to create, especially when I've had a productive week and have lots to write about (like this week!). The first thing I have to share is something which touched me so much.  My mother-in-law (who really is like a second mum…

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Wintery Seasons of Joy: January 2018 – Checking in on my Goals

Welcome to the last Seasons of Joy post for January.  I know I said it Friday, but can you believe how quickly it has gone.  I didn't manage to get this post out yesterday because I was at the cinema with the rest of the family and some friends watching The Greatest Showman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr9QtXwC9vc I…

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Wintery Seasons of Joy: January 2018

It's not so much wintery as wet!  It is pouring down with rain this morning and we have all been working hard in the garden, filling the skip and getting rid of all the building stuff left from September.  What a morning to choose!  No matter, we all joined in with a(n) happy attitude ;)…

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Wintery Seasons of Joy

Hello, hellooooo!  Welcome to my Wintery Seasons of Joy post.  I have so much to share 🙂 Gary took a couple of weeks off over Christmas in order to put some wood down on our floors.  The upstairs has already been done (over the summer) and the downstairs was next.  We are leaving the kitchen…

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