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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…

Sophie and Thomas sitting on a bench on the pier at Torquay with boats on the water behind them and them both holding a photo of Jessica

Siblings – February 2022

Our February siblings photos were taken on our recent weekend in Torquay. We were there for the Land’s End – John O’Groats Association annual dinner and awards evening. It was…

A selfie of me, my husband (holding a photo of Jessica) with Sophie and Thomas sitting on Sophie's bed and cuddling each other

Me and Mine – January 2022

We never really make new year’s resolutions in our family but I do often like to start a new challenge or a new tradition in the new year. I guess…

Mischief and Memories - Family and Lifestyle linky

Come and join in with the #MischiefandMemories linky

I’m delighted to be guest hosting the #MischiefandMemories linky this week. #MischiefandMemories is a lovely linky hosted by loopyloulaura, Navigating Baby and 3 Little Buttons for linking up family lifestyle…

Thomas and Sophie sitting on a red sofa with a 'Jessica' cushion one side and a 'Sophie' cushion the other, and Jessica's picture on her photo blanket in between them

Siblings – January 2022

One of our new things for this year is our morning ‘snuggle time’. We start every morning with five minutes (longer at the weekend!) of sitting together on the sofa,…