Family

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…

Thomas in his pageboy outfit and Sophie in her bridesmaid dress sitting at the end of Nanny's bed next to Jessica's picture on a cushion

Siblings – October 2020

Technically this month’s sibling photos are late September rather than October, but as they’re from a very special occasion, I wanted to share them for this month’s sibling update. Auntie…

(l) Me and my husband when we first got together; (r) me and my husband at my sister's wedding last month

Twenty years of us

It’s twenty years today since I headed out of my student house to go to karaoke night in the union bar, turning around to my housemate as I left with…

Me and Sophie in our bridesmaid dresses, Thomas in his page boy suit and hubby holding a photo of Jessica standing in front of a wall at my sister's wedding

Me and Mine – September 2020

One of our Me and Mine photos back in March came from our last big family gathering before lockdown – my mum’s 80th birthday. Six months on, we gathered together…