Family

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…

Sophie standing leaning against a tree, holding a photo of Jessica in front of her, and Thomas's hand as he stands next to her with a field of snowdrops surrounding them

Siblings – February 2020

Standing in the garden, I listen to the giggles as Sophie and Thomas play peek-a-boo together in the play house. I watch as Sophie pushes her little brother around in…

Hubby (holding a photo blanket with a photo of Jessica, and Thomas) and me holding Sophie outside in the garden

Me and Mine – January 2020

January tends to be the calm before the storm for us. A month where things are relatively quiet before getting back into the cycle of grabbing family moments in between…

Thomas looking at the carving of Jessica on her memorial while Sophie gives it a hug

Siblings – January 2020

I love watching Sophie and Thomas together, seeing the beautiful bond they have with each other, and the way their bond mirrors the one that Jessica and Sophie had. So…

Hubby holding Sophie (wearing a reindeer Christmas jumper) and me holding Thomas (dressed as an elf) and a photo of Jessica outside Heligan Lodge at Coombe Mill

Me and Mine – December 2019

One of hubby’s Christmas presents from the children this year was a photo frame with four special photos. Four photos that showed life as we wished it could be –…

Sophie, Thomas and Jessica dressed as Christmas elves at the table together with a log cabin background

Siblings – December 2019

One of our traditions since Jessica was a year old has been to do a festive photo for our Christmas cards. It started off with a very small Jessica in…

Hubby holding Thomas, me holding a photo of Jessica and Sophie standing in front of us as we pose in the garden

Me and Mine – November 2019

Trying to grab pockets of family time together has been a challenge over the last couple of months. Hubby’s been away a lot, while Sophie and I were busy with…

Sophie sitting on her bed, with Thomas on her lap who is looking at a photo of Jessica

Siblings – November 2019

It is so lovely to watch the way Sophie and Thomas interact with each other now that he is getting bigger and more able to join in with things. She’s…