Family

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…

Sophie's CBeebies birthday card for her 6th birthday

To Sophie at six

Darling Sophie You are now six years old. Six. It sounds so grown-up. My baby girl is becoming quite a big girl now! I think though, you will always be…

Thomas and Sophie cuddling on the sofa in front of Jessica's photo cushion

Siblings – October 2019

One of the many things that I’ve felt sad about when taking my monthly siblings photo is not being able to take a spontaneous shot of my three children together.…

Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) with me, hubby and Thomas at Jessica's forever bed on Jessica's 8th birthday with a butterfly-shaped birthday cake in the foreground

Me and Mine – September 2019

September has been a bittersweet month. The start of the month was a very emotional time with the start of a new school year followed by Jessica’s eighth birthday a…