Family

Sophie and Thomas sitting under a tree at Pinner Village Show. Sophie is holding a picture of Jessica

Siblings – September 2019

September is a milestone month, full of little changes. The start of a new school year, starting new groups or classes, the sense of change in the air as we…

Me, hubby, Sophie and Thomas wearing our "JoGLE for Jessica" T-shirts at the Land's End signpost with "JoGLE for Jessica 12th August" added to the signpost

Me and Mine – August 2019

August has been a bit of a funny month. We’ve had some more intense periods of family time together and lots of time with hubby either working away or working…

Sophie and Thomas sitting in a blue chair wearing their "JoGLE for Jessica" T-shirts

Siblings – August 2019

Three years ago today we set out on an adventure. A trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats by bus and train. Jessica and Sophie were 4 and 2 at…

Me (holding Thomas), hubby and Sophie (holding Jessica's picture) in Grandma and Grandad's garden at Thomas's birthday party

Me and Mine – July 2019

Milestone moments are so very bittersweet for us these days. We had a big milestone moment this month with Thomas celebrating his first birthday. A year of having our beautiful…

Thomas the day before his first birthday sitting and having a picnic

To Thomas on your 1st birthday

Darling little Thomas, Today is your first birthday. I can’t quite believe that you are now one and that it has been a whole year since you came into the…

Thomas and Sophie holding a picture of Jessica in a spinning saucer

Siblings – July 2019

I can’t quite believe that we’re now almost a year into this new chapter of the Siblings project. A chapter that is full of ‘if only’s and ‘what if’s. Reflecting…

Me, hubby holding Thomas, and Sophie holding a photo of Jessica in the garden in the sunshine

Me and Mine – June 2019

Eight years ago today, we were in Oxford for the in-utero heart surgery that gave Jessica a chance of life. A milestone moment at the start of our journey as…

Sophie and Thomas in matching shorts and T-shirts sitting next to the sculpture of Jessica at her forever bed

Siblings – June 2019

I used to love putting my girls in matching dresses. They always seemed happy with it and I loved how it highlighted the fact that they were a pair –…

Me wearing a 40th birthday sash, Sophie holding a picture of Jessica and hubby holding Thomas at my 40th birthday barbecue

Me and Mine – May 2019

May is my birthday month. This year is a big birthday year for me as I turned forty. My birthday celebrations were spread out over a week, starting with a…

A picture of Jessica wearing a princess dress; Thomas in a Harry Potter sleepsuit; Sophie in a princess dress

Siblings – May 2019

It is lovely to see that how that sibling bond between Sophie and Thomas grows and develops. The way his little eyes light up when she talks to him; the…