Family

Sophie standing next to the little slide in the garden holding a photo of Jessica and Thomas sitting at the top of the slide

Siblings – July 2022

July – a month of transitions. With the end of the school year and Thomas’s birthday approaching, July brings with it a reminder of how quickly my children are growing…

Me (holding a photo of Jessica) with Sophie standing at the top of a slide, Thomas sitting on the top of the slide and my husband standing next to the slide

Me and Mine – June 2022

June was another busy month – hence being late yet again with sharing my ‘Me and Mine’ photo and the fact that it’s another quickly snapped shot in the garden!…

Sophie and Thomas snuggled up together under a blanket with photos of Jessica on

Siblings – June 2022

I love watching Sophie and Thomas playing together. Thomas has nicknames for everyone at the moment – he’s ‘Woof’, Sophie is ‘Meow’, Jessica is ‘Squeak’, Daddy is ‘Moo’ and I…

Me, my husband, Thomas and Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) in the garden next to the roses

Me and Mine – May 2022

I’m quite late sharing my ‘Me and Mine’ post – the end of May ran away with me with performing in a show and a very busy half-term. It was…

Sophie and Thomas sitting on the grass in front of a wildflower patch with Sophie holding a photo of Jessica

Siblings – May 2022

It dawned on me the other day that Thomas is now at the age that Sophie was during that last summer with Jessica. When I think of my girls together,…

Me, Thomas, Daddy and Sophie holding a picture of Jessica at a fun fair

Me and Mine – April 2022

April has been quite a full-on month, emotionally and activity-wise. The build up to the anniversary of Jessica’s death on 14th April is always a hard time, marking yet another…

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

Siblings – April 2022

The Easter holidays are almost over, most of the chocolate has been eaten and term-time beckons once more. It’s interesting how different Sophie and Thomas are when it comes to…

Me, Thomas, hubby and Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) at Grandma and Grandad's golden wedding party

Me and Mine – March 2022

March was never going to be an easy month for us. This time of year is hard with the storms of grief that come more frequently as we travel through…

Sophie and Thomas sitting on the sofa with an image of Jessica from her photo blanket draped on the sofa behind them. There is a cushion that says 'Sophie' next to Sophie and another one that says 'Jessica' on the opposite side, next to the photo of Jessica

Siblings – March 2022

The news in recent weeks has been another reminder of how very precious the ordinary everyday moments of family life are. I’ve certainly been holding Sophie and Thomas a little…

Me, my husband (holding a photo of Jessica), Sophie and Thomas sitting on a bench at Torquay with the sea and boats in the background

Me and Mine – February 2022

February has been a bit of a rollercoaster of a month overall. There have been some lovely family moments together but also moments of feeling anxious or overwhelmed. World events…