The Less-Refined Mind

Family and Parenting, Kids Activities

Introducing the Soft Play Awards!

As parents to young children, we may have different ideas about parenting, but we all have one thing in common: we just want an easy life. Every day when we haul ourselves out of bed to begin the breakfast routine I’m sure none of us are immune to sending up a silent prayer for our littles to wake up in a good mood and not give us grief the  ...

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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday #67

It’s that time again already – almost the weekend! Which for the majority of my readers means it’s very nearly time to not have a day off, and not have a lay in. *Smiles wryly* It’s also the time of the week I take a moment to muse on my fortuity and count my blessings (here’s why if you missed week #1). It’s been a difficult week in  ...

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Photography

Living Arrows 21/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran What can I say? I do love my sunglasses, but she pulls them off so much better than I do! Do I perhaps have a little model in the making? (She definitely gets her pose-striking from her father!) Save Save Save Save Save Save

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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday #66

It’s that time again already – almost the weekend! Which for the majority of my readers means it’s very nearly time to not have a day off, and not have a lay in. *Smiles wryly* It’s also the time of the week I take a moment to muse on my fortuity and count my blessings (here’s why if you missed week #1). Here are a few more reasons I have been  ...

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Photography

Living Arrows 20/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran Ah, family weekends – nothing better when there’s nothing much planned and the sun is shining! Pixie woke from her nap a little prematurely because she heard the ice-cream van. She doesn’t have many treats of this nature, but we have  ...

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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday #65

It’s that time again already – almost the weekend! Which for the majority of my readers means it’s very nearly time to not have a day off, and not have a lay in. *Smiles wryly* It’s also the time of the week I take a moment to muse on my fortuity and count my blessings (here’s why if you missed week #1). Here are a few more reasons I have been  ...

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Photography

Living Arrows 19/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran This one loves nothing better than getting her hands dirty in the garden. This week I’ve snapped her out in her nanny’s garden with a bucket and spade getting ready to decimate the flowerbed… (Not really, she’s been given her own  ...

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