Family

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…

Sophie and Thomas with the wooden carving of Jessica at Jessica's forever bed

Siblings – September 2020

September and back-to-school means change and adjusting to new routines and new sibling dynamics. Sophie and Thomas have gone from spending all day together every day to spending a large…

Me (holding a photo of Jessica), hubby, Sophie and Thomas sitting on a bench together

Me and Mine – August 2020

August has been all about trying to make the most of family time together. We’re still very much in our little family bubble at the moment whilst being aware that…

Sophie, Thomas and Jessica walking in front of me holding hands

Siblings – August 2020

Summer days are for family time outdoors together. Making the most of the longer days, the sunshine and warm weather. Going out on adventures together; watching the children having fun…

Me, hubby, Thomas (asleep in the buggy) and Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Me and Mine – July 2020

Life feels like it is returning to more of a sense of normality this month. Hubby is working in the office and studio more now, and is starting to do…

Thomas running around in the garden

To Thomas on his second birthday

Darling Thomas, Today you are two. How can it possibly be two years since you made your rather unusual entrance into the world? My rainbow baby – you have brought…

Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) and Thomas sitting on a bench in between a family of scarecrows

Siblings – July 2020

Watching Sophie and Thomas together reminds me so much the way my girls were together. The way that Sophie encourages him on when out for a walk brings back memories…

Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica), me (holding Jessica's memorial butterfly with her memory box on the table in front of it) and hubby holding Thomas, out in the garden

Me and Mine – June 2020

Restrictions might have eased off, but we’re still mostly living life in our little bubble and not really venturing out all that much, other than for walks/scooter rides around the…