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The word 'dance' in pink with a drawing of blue tap shoes above the 'c' and 'e'

Friday Focus 22/10/21 – Dance

Sophie is taking part in her first dance festival next week and this week has been full of practice and preparation for this. She has a tap solo, a duet…

Sophie and Thomas sitting on the sofa with Jessica's photo blanket in between them

Siblings – October 2021

We’ve all settled back into term-time routines now but are looking forward to half-term next week. Sophie is particularly excited because of all the things she has to look forward…

The word 'joy' in pink with a drawing of Sophie riding her bike

Friday Focus 15/10/21 – Joy

There have been lots of little moments of joy to focus on this week. That’s not to say that it’s all been sunshine and smiles, but it has been a…

Jessica's banner in the background of tables and chairs set up for the Dine with Davina event

Sharing Jessica’s story at Dine with Davina to raise awareness of the importance of Action Medical Research

Last week, my husband and I are were kindly invited by Action Medical Research to attend their Dine with Davina event in Southampton and share Jessica’s story. It was lovely…

The word 'lull' in lilac text

Friday Focus 08/10/21 – Lull

After the busyness and the emotional rollercoaster of the last few weeks, it’s been good to have a bit of a lull this week. My to-do list is starting to…

The word 'gentler' in lilac

Friday Focus 01/10/21 – Gentler

This week has been a busy one, but gentler than the past few weeks have been. The storm has calmed down for now and I’m back to feeling more able…

Thomas, me, hubby and Sophie at Jessica's forever bed on Jessica's 10th birthday with her birthday cake on a picnic rug in front of us

Me and Mine – September 2021

September has been a tough month on the whole. It was to be expected to some extent, especially at the start of the month with Sophie starting junior school, Thomas…

The word 'trying'

Friday Focus 24/09/21 – Trying

I’d have liked to have come up with a positive word this week after the last couple of weeks but to be honest, right now I’m just trying to get…

Sophie and Thomas at Jessica's forever bed

Siblings – September 2021

September has seen a return to normality in many ways for Sophie and Thomas. They’re both back at all their activities for the first time since March last year. It’s…

The word 'overwhelmed' with a doodle of me looking frazzled

Friday Focus 17/09/21 – Overwhelmed

I’ve been feeling somewhat overwhelmed and exhausted this week. Too many balls to juggle, too many nights of not enough sleep despite trying to go to bed early, too many…