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Black & White Photography Project Week 6

This week’s black and white photo is of my sister’s tortoise, Bentley. I’ve been enjoying playing around with monochrome since first joining in with this – particularly with the effects…

If I won the lottery

If I won the lottery and had lots of cash, I’d pay off all of my debts in a flash – A new house: not too big nor too ostentatious…

Jessica and Sophie with their cousins standing by the Snake on the Gruffalo trail at Alice Holt Forest

The Gruffalo Trail

Four cousins took a stroll through the deep, dark wood The girls saw a fox; by a tree the fox stood “Where are you going to, cousins so smiley? Are…

Support - this week's word of the week

Word of the Week – Support

I’ve found it difficult to find the right word to summarise this week but I’ve been mostly grateful for having lots of support.  Hubby has been away all of this…

Me holding a Speak and Spell toy with my twin sister and nephew when we were small children

Childhood through the ages

Sometimes when I watch Jessica and Sophie playing, I realise just how much things have changed since I was a little girl.  Jessica is already able to use a iPod,…

A heart with the text "Heart to Heart" on one side and a picture of hands making a heart over a child's chest with the text "A linky for sharing posts about CHD"

Heart to Heart – August 2014

Heart to heart is a monthly link-up for heart families to share stories about their journeys. My eldest daughter Jessica has hypoplastic left heart syndrome and I started blogging about…

Jessica looking at some geese on a pond

Challenging the assumptions about my heart child

One of the things I find challenging as a heart parent is dealing with people’s assumptions about my heart child.  While many of them are well-meaning, they can be frustrating.…

Night nursing and restless legs

I’ve suffered from restless legs on and off since I was a teenager. I had the occasional bout during my pregnancies with Jessica and Sophie but it wasn’t too bad.…

Siblings – August

Sophie is getting more and more mobile each day and starting to pull herself up to standing. This is creating some interesting moments as we have been teaching Jessica to…