Family

My husband (holding Thomas), me and Sophie (holding Jessica's picture) out in the garden

Me and Mine – February 2021

If January was a month of struggling with lockdown restrictions, February was a month where we settled into them; finding ways to make lockdown life more bearable. We shifted our…

Sophie and Thomas in the garden with Sophie holding a picture of Jessica

Siblings – February 2021

Like a lot of other people, we’re struggling with lockdown fatigue at the moment. I’m so glad that Sophie is good at helping keep Thomas entertained and that he mostly…

Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica), me, hubby and Thomas out in the garden in the snow with Sophie's snowman in front of us

Me and Mine – January 2021

January has felt like a very long month. Lockdown restrictions, broken sleep and the joys of juggling home-schooling, work and other commitments have been a struggle along with the ups…

Sophie and Thomas running around chasing bubbles with Jessica stnading in the background

Siblings – January 2021

I miss the days when writing this monthly siblings post was uncomplicated. When I could easily capture photos and reflect on sibling bonds without having to think of ways in…

Me, hubby, Sophie (holding Jessica's Christmas stocking) and Thomas (holding a picture of Jessica) at Jessica's forever bed on Christmas Day

Me and Mine – December 2020

I’d hoped at the start of this month that our family photo for December would be taken at Coombe Mill on Christmas Day. Sadly, the rise in coronavirus cases and…

Sophie and Thomas dressed as shepherds with Sophie's toy goat and Jessica dressed as an angel against a starry sky background

Siblings – December 2020

Our festive siblings shot for our Christmas card photos has become a tradition over the years. This year was a little harder to try and come up with an idea…

Me, Sophie (holding a picture of Jessica), Thomas and Daddy sitting on a bed together

Me and Mine – November 2020

Sometimes family life is all about grabbing the little moments where you can, in amongst the busyness of life, and the overwhelm that always seems to be come at some…

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

Siblings – November 2020

Watching the way Sophie and Thomas are together often reminds me of watching my girls together. Sophie looking after and looking out for her little brother in the way that…

Sophie, Daddy, Thomas and me with Jessica's cushion behind us on the sofa

Me and Mine – October 2020

Our Me and Mine photos this month are quick shots at home, grabbed in the few minutes we could manage before my husband had to leave for work. These somewhat…

A smiley Sophie wearing a rainbow dress

To Sophie – now you are seven

Darling Sophie, Today you are seven years old. You are so very excited to be turning seven. You’ve been counting down the sleeps for the last couple of weeks, and…