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Good Friday

I’ve been spending a lot of my P1-free days in my jammies and I thought it was about time to actually do something so I went to visit my MiL yesterday in Kent. I had such a lovely chilled day with her, my OHs Nan and Brother. Oh and of course P2. I’m definitely going to visit during the week …

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What’s This?!

What’s this craze all about for Sophie La Girafe’s?! Well today I joined that craze, P2 is now the proud owner of a Sophie. It says it’s suitable from 0 months so we’ll see how she takes to it when she’s awake. I’m not 100% sure she’s worth the £15 I spent but maybe P2 will prove me wrong and …

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40 Acts – Day 38 – Practise Your Testimony

When practising your testimony, have different length versions for different situations. Consider one a trailer for the full movie with perhaps an extended version for that long conversation over a meal. Write it down. Don’t read or memorise a script, but writing can help to focus your thoughts and enable you to spot the important parts. Remember that listening is …

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DP – Judgement Day

If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it?   My absolute favourite writer of all time is Sophie Kinsella. If I could I would own all her books and reread them over and over and over again. I definitely think that the book covers do the book justice. They are colourful and …

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The Start Of A New Adventure

I started a diary when I was pregnant with P1, my Mum told me that it would make for a great read for those in the same situation and for those who may not know what to do. But along the years I changed computer, changed paper and basically lost my diary. Luckily, it was such a significant time in my …

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40 Acts – Day 37 – Go Beyond Yourself

Today’s 40 Act challenge is here. We can all help to break down the attitudinal barriers that lead to the social isolation of people with learning disabilities. A change will come through a combination of prayer and determination to include those we know, who may be on the margins of our community. It can start with a simple conversation, where …

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DP – Déjà Vu

Have you ever truly felt déjà vu, the sensation that you’ve already had the experience you’re currently having? On several occasions I’ve felt a weird sense of déjà vu. P1 has been the culprit of many. Most recently she was standing at the end of bed. She turned sideways and a weird feeling fell on my body. I’d been in …

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Warning – Not For The Faint Hearted

I seriously do not know how I coped through child birth! My Mum helped me redress my wound this morning and I squirmed and screeched like a baby. I also took a proper look at it. My gosh it’s bad! In my opinion. Sorry for the gruesome photo… Thinking I should probably get it checked by the doctor but I …

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40 Acts – Day 36 – Pray

God will use you as you are. I was a sleep-deprived, homesick mother of two little children when God gave me a job to do. The Pamper Club girls saw me every day at school and dragging whining toddlers round the Co-op. I was real. So what I told them about prayer had to be real too. Do what you …

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40 Acts – Day 35 – Stand Up, Stand Out

My challenge to you is this. Today make a note of three individuals: Someone the same age as you to be accountable to, someone younger than you to disciple and someone older than you to disciple and mentor you. I nearly forgot to post this.. My Age a friend Younger my daughter Older my Grandad

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Daily Prompts – Idyllic

So I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon of the Daily Prompts. My first one being Daily Prompt – Idyllic. What does your ideal community look like? How is it organized, and how is community life structured? What values does the community share? I sometimes dream of the place I’d like to live if I was given the chance to …

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Skydiving

For my OHs anniversary present I booked for him to go indoor skydiving at Airkix in Milton Keynes. So at 5:30am I was in the bath getting ready for our two hour journey. P1 is spending the day with her Nanny and Grandad. There’s so much preparation needed for a trip with a newborn. So last night I was packing …

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Slow Up Speed Down

In April we find out whether P1 has got into the school we chose. For a lot of parents they’ll be wondering which school their children got into. You are meant to put three choices but we hated the other schools in our catchment area so only put one down. We’ll have to appeal if she doesn’t get in! Anyway, …

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40 Acts – Day 34 – Plant A Tree

Is there a local area near you that needs some TLC? Why not organise a community group to tidy it up? Alternatively, persuade your local Council to allow you to create a community orchard in your area. Could you offer to volunteer within a local school to encourage children to care for the natural environment? Whaaaat?!?! Ok so I highly …

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40 Acts – Day 33 – Use Your Influence

Consider the areas of your life in which you have some measure of influence. Perhaps you hold a position of responsibility at your child’s school, or at church. Maybe you write a blog that gets a lot of traffic. Perhaps you’re just naturally sociable and have a wide network of friends. Wherever your influence is, make a decision to use …

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