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Summer Memories

Posted by Rachael Jessup on

This Summer I am juggling parenting, business, dog, chickens, three pigs and being a wife! Not necessarily in that order :-). I am like no other mother or busy person out there, but I have decided I wanted to create a mini Summer bucket list for 'me' – shock horror!

Summer Journals


I bought the kids the most amazing Summer Journals from A Creative Destiny for two reasons. Firstly I loved the idea of tracking the high points of Summer through the kids eyes and secondly to keep up their writing over the school vacation!


This got me thinking about what I would like to do over the Summer – it goes by so fast and I often have regrets I didn't do such and such. Fancy ideas are great but either too costly, time consuming or just too darn unrealistic – the week in a spa on St Martins........ ah for another bucket list me thinks.

Bucket List


So here's my mini bucket list for Summer 2016:

  1. Find two more beaches (new to us).
  2. Go to the Halifax library.
  3. Go to the Halifax Public Gardens.
  4. Have a camp fire at the beach.
  5. Make Gazpacho soup!

I told you they weren't mind-blowing activities but they will make me happy and in turn those around me happy (not so sure about the Gazpacho soup)!!!!

I'll check back in later in the Summer and let you how it's going.

Easter Crafts for Little and Big Ones

As you may know by now if you have read by other my other blogs - I love everything hand and foot print related. My sister, who is an early-years practitioner in the UK, sent me this link (below) for an Easter Craft to do with the kids. So I thought I would pass this along to [...]

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Where's Your Happy Place

As busy mothers, wives, partners, employees and business women, we need to find to STOP, focus and re-evaluate.Before children, I would sit down in the afternoon at the weekend and lose a couple of hours in a book. I still love reading but find reading at night sends me right to sleep.We are very lucky living so close to the [...]

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The Accidental Artisan – Part 2

Fast-forward one year – 2010, and our little family of four, and a dog, landed in Nova Scotia. After setting up home in our rented house, the boys and I hit the local baby groups. They needed to play and I needed to meet new people. And this, my dear readers, is where me and [...]

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The Accidental Artisan – Part 1

Human Resources Manager to Jeweller – how did that happen?Well, like a lot of new mums, things change in your life, like your desires for you and your family. After my first son was born, I knew that I didn't want to go back to my grown-up job. I mean, it was so much fun [...]

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