Posts for me to look back on, starting from my maternity leave to days out, travel and moving to France

The ordinary moments #56

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Lucas playing football in the garden

This weeks ordinary moments are something no one could have thought of this time last year. We’ve had our first full week of school closures here in France and all but essential shops (food and pharmacy) are closed. If we go out, we have to fill a form out to show police, should we be […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #55

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Lucas and his great grandma sat on the sofa looking at the camera

On Monday, we returned from the UK. We went for a week during half term to visit family. Lucas turned 5 on the 15th Feb but his school didn’t break up until the 21st and he wanted to see family and friends for his birthday so we did a belated birthday trip for him. It […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #54

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Lucas outside with one hand up, mouth open and eyes closed. Wearing a jumper and 5 badge

Last Saturday was Lucas’ birthday. He had asked for a new Xbox remote for his present so he can play 2 player with D. We asked him if he wanted to go anywhere or out for lunch but he wanted to stay in so we bought lots of treats from the shop for the weekend, […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #53

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Lucas stood on a road holding the black bin bag wearing a green stripy coat

Yesterday we spent the morning doing some jobs together around the house. In France, where we live anyway, you don’t have big bins at your house that are collected like in the UK. There are various industrial sized bins in central places like at the end of a hamlet in particularly rural places or in […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #52

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Lucas sat on a bean bag putting mr potato head together

In Lucas’ L’Ecole Maternelle, they have a reward system throughout the week. In each of their books, they have a rocket for each week and the teacher will put a coloured dot in each section according to how they behaved that day. There are 4 colours, red, yellow, green and blue. Red being the worse […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #51

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Lucas is side on to the camera. You can see a lake behind him. He is looking down at his magnet board

Last week we went for a walk around Des Tourbières de Vendoire. This translates to the boglands of Vendoire which doesn’t make it sound very appealing but it’s a stunning place to walk around and very serene. There are many bogs to explore connected by numerous bridges and viewing posts. Each bog has an information […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #50

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A blue and orange sky during sunset

We moved house a couple of weeks ago and where we live now is really making me appreciate how beautiful the area is. The school is is surrounded by winding roads, hills and fields for as far as you can see. Rather than stopping for traffic and people crossing over, I’m pulling over whilst I […] Read more…