Family

Sophie and Thomas with the wooden carving of Jessica at Jessica's forever bed

Siblings – September 2020

September and back-to-school means change and adjusting to new routines and new sibling dynamics. Sophie and Thomas have gone from spending all day together every day to spending a large…

Me (holding a photo of Jessica), hubby, Sophie and Thomas sitting on a bench together

Me and Mine – August 2020

August has been all about trying to make the most of family time together. We’re still very much in our little family bubble at the moment whilst being aware that…

Sophie, Thomas and Jessica walking in front of me holding hands

Siblings – August 2020

Summer days are for family time outdoors together. Making the most of the longer days, the sunshine and warm weather. Going out on adventures together; watching the children having fun…

Me, hubby, Thomas (asleep in the buggy) and Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Me and Mine – July 2020

Life feels like it is returning to more of a sense of normality this month. Hubby is working in the office and studio more now, and is starting to do…

Thomas running around in the garden

To Thomas on his second birthday

Darling Thomas, Today you are two. How can it possibly be two years since you made your rather unusual entrance into the world? My rainbow baby – you have brought…

Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) and Thomas sitting on a bench in between a family of scarecrows

Siblings – July 2020

Watching Sophie and Thomas together reminds me so much the way my girls were together. The way that Sophie encourages him on when out for a walk brings back memories…

Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica), me (holding Jessica's memorial butterfly with her memory box on the table in front of it) and hubby holding Thomas, out in the garden

Me and Mine – June 2020

Restrictions might have eased off, but we’re still mostly living life in our little bubble and not really venturing out all that much, other than for walks/scooter rides around the…

Sophie (holding a picture of Jessica) and Thomas in front of Jessica's memorial butterfly

Siblings – June 2020

It has been lovely to see that beautiful bond that Sophie and Thomas have getting stronger each day as they spend so much time together. If we’d just had normal…

Sophie, me and hubby (holding Thomas) sitting on garden chairs in the "party tent" with Jessica's photo draped over Sophie's chair

Me and Mine – May 2020

We’ve spent every day together as a family for over ten weeks now. It’s by far the longest time the children have ever had with Daddy being around, and I’m…

Sophie and Thomas standing by their playhouse, with Jessica's photo blanket hanging down from the roof and bubbles coming from the bubble machine on top of it

Siblings – May 2020

This is the last siblings post where Sophie is still younger than Jessica and my three children are in age order. By this time next month, Sophie will be older…