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✌️ K E L L Y ✌️  Creator of @thebeesknees_positivityjournal Mum~Optimist~Joker Selling happy journals & raising awareness for Huntington’s Disease #nextjeneration👇

Home, unpacked (almost) and ready to kick back ... sorry I mean, charge up the laptop and work until god knows what hour (sigh). Forever dreaming of sunsets and beach days 🌊🌅
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But for now, do I show you the inside of the new journal that’s just gone to print or wait for the surprise? #burstingwithexcitement #journalsofinstagram #thebeesknees

Southampton bound. 🌊🚢 Not sure I trust the driver mind #helookstrouble #peakyblinders
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@darwinescapes #gifted

Heading out for our final dinner on the island 🍽🌊Might have to be fish and chips to mark the perfect end to the week. One thing I’ve decided to do more of this week is read. As soon as I’m home I’m off to buy a few news reads determined to spend a little more time engrossed in a book and little less scrolling. I love feel good books on happiness and comedy fiction (not genres in themselves but you get my drift) 🤣 I like learn about feeling good and laugh at a great story in equal measure. Any recommendations?

~ Our phones have already replaced our cameras, our calendars, our computers and our alarm clocks. We must make sure they never replace our family ~
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Isle of Wight~ you have been spectacular. We splashed in the sea, went crabbing, played endless games of Trivial Pursuit, took long walks, fed red squirrels on our sofa, stargazed, watched the sunrise, watched the sun set and ate far beyond our body weight in puddings. And we did all of it together. .
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Thank you @darwinescapes for being so kind as to give us the chance to get away together. We can’t thank you enough. The kids have made memories to last a lifetime, Kev discovered a gin to champion all others and me? Well, I just thoroughly enjoyed what the sea air did for my hair. I’m thinking of becoming a mermaid 🌊🧜‍♀️ #gifted What did I miss?

The only time having a human alarm clock comes in handy.... morning beach strolls 🙏🌊 Just popping in to say ‘Ciao’. I’m kicking back and logging off. The Isle of Wight has been described as the place where time stood still, and I fully intend on embracing it ✌️😘 Looking forward to some family time. Have a lovely week ❤️

Isle of Wight bound 🌊🚢 Wishing this gorgeous girl a happy 8th birthday! Thanks for the 5 years parenting practise and for upping the girl talk in our house 😘

Breaking all Instagram rules by uploading 2 photos because that’s the kind of bad ass life I lead 🤣 This had to go on my grid. Pure joy. Right there. It doesn’t have to be special to be special ✌️❤️ #thebeesknees

The Great British Friday 🙌Bike riding, playing on the swings and a chippy tea. Happy Days #happinessissimple #fridayvibes

That’s a wrap
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Is that what they say? What an incredible day. I definitely didn’t invade the presenter’s personal space and remained totally professional the whole time 🙃 There were moments of sadness, moments of laughter and there were hugs (yep, I’m becoming a hugger!) Importantly, there was the chance to talk about a grief we rarely talk about. The grief that’s never processed. The grief you can not acknowledge because the person you love hasn’t physically died. The grief that brings shame and makes you feel wrong. A grief that is so real but a grief that is boxed away. I hope that in sharing that grief, others find comfort and feel less alone. It was an absolute privilege to be chosen to talk about my family today and truly cathartic to be heard by an entire tv crew without feeling like it was a silent scream; something I felt for a very long time. Thank you to @zoeadelle for having me on your show #soultears centred around grief, loss and hope. and to the incredible crew at London Studios for making me feel so welcome. Thank you to my pal @chloelovestoshop for putting me in touch with @lilyandlionel, and thank you @lilyandlionel for dressing me! This is the shirt of dreams. Finally, big up @mollyjanemakeup_ for making me look less like an old foot (and for being from Swindon and sharing the love!) #hdawareness #thebeesknees #luckyluckybug #nextjeneration

Mick’s gunna be on the telly #flyingtheflagforhd #iwanttheworldtoknowyourname #nextjeneration 💪
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Off to talk grief and living with long term illness in London today as a guest for a brand new chat show. For all the times HD beat me down there are moments like this that bring opportunity for change, so someone else like like me needn’t feel alone again. Thank you!

Freddie, stop reading for just one second. I think Mummy’s podcast episode on @cheltenhammaman has gone to number one?! 😱😱😱#blimey #thatescalatedquickly #hdawarenessbaby ✌️💪

Podcast Day - Eek! 😱 THIS was nerve wracking. It’s hard to believe that I hate the sound of my own voice right? 🤣 But I’m an animated character so voice alone makes me cringe. Was an absolute pleasure to be able to feature on the @cheltenhammaman podcast ‘Good Mum Bad Mum’, talking all things motherhood, work and social media. From the story of how I came to test for Huntington’s Disease after an unplanned pregnancy to fan girling over @mrsgifletcher and @tomfletcher, there’s plenty to listen to. .
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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: How I conducted my journey with HD was completely my own, and as I’ve said so many times before, I pass NO judgement on how others choose to deal with it. It’s a totally personal choice. Whether it’s testing or not, having a family or not, I am team ‘you’. Testing yourself or testing your baby are two extremely difficult decisions, and whilst I found the concept of an amniocentesis a position I wanted to avoid if I could, I fully support those who choose that as their path, or find themselves in that position without choosing to be. We very nearly found ourselves there at 25 weeks with Freddie after he was diagnosed with a VSD and it was just like test day all over again. There is no right and wrong and I don’t wish that decision on anyone. Life puts us all in some unimaginable positions and we all just do our best. It’s something I assume people know sometimes and can forget to say out loud (which is surprising seeing as I never shut up) 😬😋 Anyway, no judgement here, ever. I hope you enjoy it ❤️ (Link in bio)

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