Family

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…

Sophie, me (holding a cushion with Jessica's photo on) and Daddy holding Thomas in our event shelter in the garden

Me and Mine – April 2020

April used to be one of my favourite months of the year, with the days becoming warmer and spring feeling very much in the air. These days, April is a…

Two photos of Sophie holding a photo of Jessica and sitting on top of the Little Tikes car with Thomas sitting inside it

Siblings – April 2020

Last month’s siblings photos taken at the park feel like they were taken a very long time ago now! We’re now into our fourth week of staying home due to…

Hubby, me, Sophie (holding a picture of Jessica) and my mum with Thomas on her lap

Me and Mine – March 2020

The world has changed quite dramatically over this past month, hasn’t it? When I think back to the start of March and how we were going out and about quite…

Sophie and Thomas lying together in the spider swing at the park holding a photo of Jessica

Siblings – March 2020

Watching Sophie and Thomas together these days brings back so many memories of days out with the girls. As Thomas gets more able to join in with things that his…

Mum looking at her birthday card with "Happy 80th birthday Mum" and a doodle of me and my siblings with her inside

80 years young: my mum – the heart of our family

When asked what she wanted for her eightieth birthday, my mum’s reply was “to have all my family around me”. Family is everything to my mum and the importance of…

Hubby, Thomas, Sophie (holding her JoGLE for Jessica T-shirt) and me in front of the trophy table at the Land's End - John O'Groats Annual Dinner

Me and Mine – February 2020

It feels like quite a long time since this month’s photos were taken. For once I was organised and made sure we got our family photos in at the start…