My Sunday Photo 19/02/17

Being a heart family brings many challenges and struggles, but it has also brought many moments of joy too. Meeting other heart families, building friendships and seeing Jessica bond with other heart children has been one of the biggest positives of this journey. To be able to talk to another family who understands the rollercoaster ride that comes with a CHD diagnosis makes the journey a little easier.… Read more

Friday Focus 17/02/17 – Enjoying being together over half-term

The girls have been on half-term this week and I have enjoyed us all being together again this week. I’ve settled in to the routine of school and preschool now. The little window of time I have to myself in a normal school week is wonderful, but I do miss having both my girls at home all day.  It’s been lovely to step out of our usual routine and just have fun together.… Read more

Travelling to the 12 corners of the UK in a Tuk Tuk for Healing Little Hearts

Our family challenge last year was to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats on public transport. Last month, we attended the Land’s End-John O’Groats Association awards dinner in Torquay where we were presented with our certificates and Sophie won the Jack Adams/Richard Elloway trophy for being the youngest person to do the journey in 2016.… Read more

#withkindnessandlove 7 – stories of kindness and sharing some blog love

#withkindnessandlove is a weekly series which is part of my #365daysofkindness project which I am taking on during this year. Each week, I will be sharing some stories of kindness along with some things that have made me smile during the week.  Some weeks I might share a quote that has inspired me, or some suggestions for small acts of kindness that I have come across.… Read more

Jessica and Sophie in amongst the snowdrops at Ankerwyke

Siblings – February 2017

We’re on half-term this week. The thing I love most about half-term is having both my girls at home and watching them enjoying spending time together again. To sit and listen to them playing with their toys and really using their imaginations is such a joy. They are much happier playing together during the weekends and holidays than in the afternoons during term-time.… Read more