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Sophie and Thomas at Jessica's forever bed

Siblings – September 2021

September has seen a return to normality in many ways for Sophie and Thomas. They’re both back at all their activities for the first time since March last year. It’s…

Thomas in the garden wearing his preschool jumper

To Thomas on starting preschool

Darling Thomas, This week you started preschool. I still can’t quite believe you are big enough to be going to preschool. You made a friend at the gate waiting outside…

Sophie standing in her school uniform in the garden

To Sophie on your first day of junior school

Darling Sophie, Today is your first day at junior school. A new school, a new adventure starts today. You were excited to go off to your new school this morning;…

Hubby, Thomas and Sophie (in matching rainbow striped tops) and me (holding a photo of Jessica) outside our lodge at Coombe Mill

Me and Mine – August 2021

The end of August always brings a sense of sadness. Sadness that another summer is drawing to a close. The awareness of how quickly time passes as we prepare for…

Sophie and Thomas wearing matching rainbow T-shirts and blue shorts standing in Grandma and Grandad's garden with Sophie holding a photo of Jessica

Siblings – August 2021

The summer holidays are always a time for having lots of fun together and making memories. This is my time with the children – the time when they are all…

Hubby (holding a photo of Jessica) with Thomas sitting on his lap, Sophie and me out in the garden

Me and Mine – July 2021

This month has brought with it a lot of reminders of how quickly time passes by and how precious those childhood moments with my children are. Sophie has finished infant…

Thomas at the table with a jigsaw puzzle

To Thomas… now you are three

Darling Thomas, Today is your third birthday. I can’t quite believe that it’s three years since you made your somewhat unusual entrance into this world. Three years of loving you,…

Sophie and Thomas sitting at the table in the garden with Sophie holding a photo of Jessica

Siblings – July 2021

We’re coming up to the end of the school year and the end of infant school days for Sophie. The new school year will see a big step for both…

Me, hubby, Sophie and Thomas (asleep in his buggy) at Jessica's forever bed

Me and Mine – June 2021

It’s been nice to be able to enjoy more of a feeling of normality again this month. We had Nanny come to stay for a weekend, and our first night…

Sophie and Thomas sitting together in a green moon chair with Sophie holding a picture of Jessica

Siblings – June 2021

My favourite thing about this time of year is being able to spend so much time outdoors and to watch the children having fun outside. Being outdoors means fewer restrictions…