Author Archives: Cheryl

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...

Tobu Zoo Park

Note: Japanese zoos are generally not the best place regarding animal welfare. Most of the zoos, I have visited have a few cages where my heart breaks for the welfare of the animals. That said, I believe zoos do have … Continue reading

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Mood Tracking in 2018

I’ve started a bullet journal! Like I truly have the time to add yet another activity onto my to do list! But having researched the bullet journals, I’ve learnt that they are effectively a journal, planner and organiser rolled into … Continue reading

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Goals? Perhaps…perhaps not…

I spent the last few weeks of 2017, reviewing my goals, looking at previous goals I’d made over the years and creating a new set of goals for this year. Looking at the goals that I set, I might as … Continue reading

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2017 Mountains- a Year in Review.

I started this series primarily to have accountability in completing various tasks that I’m forever procrastinating. While I haven’t written a blog post in the last few months, I have nonetheless continued to work towards the mountains. Well- I think … Continue reading

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Talents

The Parable of the Talents (see below) is a well known Parable told by Jesus and is a story about investment. Most versions, talk about talents as a form of currency and biblical scholars talk about it as a gift … Continue reading

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Orbi Science Museum

“We are heading out to Orbi on Tuesday, fancy joining us?” A friend invited.  “Sure” I replied not knowing what I was signing up for.  It turns out that Orbi is a collaboration between Sega and BBC Earth. It is … Continue reading

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Legoland Discovery Center

Over the summer break, the only thing ‘J’ wanted to do was head out to Legoland Discovery Center in Odaiba.  So on a hot Friday morning, we headed out.  LDC- has a couple of rides, but it is more… of … Continue reading

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50 Summer Activities for Older Children Part 4

Today sees the final post of my Summer Series- 50 Activities for older children. I have been working through the list alphabetically and have come to the final three sections. Outdoors Go Geocaching I love this activity as it can … Continue reading

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50 Summer Activities for Older Children Part 3

We are halfway through the  series and a third of the way through our summer holidays. I hope you’re finding this series useful, and have found activities to do with your brood. We’ve headed out on a few adventures- some … Continue reading

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50 Summer Activities for Older Children; Part 2

Keeping children entertained so there’s less fighting, limited amounts of time saying- ‘I’m bored’ or getting up to mischief due to boredom. That’s the aim of the list. Hopefully some of these activities are not too adult intensive and I’ve … Continue reading

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