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Me, Thomas, hubby and Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica) at Grandma and Grandad's golden wedding party

Me and Mine – March 2022

March was never going to be an easy month for us. This time of year is hard with the storms of grief that come more frequently as we travel through…

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Friday Focus 25/03/22 – Covid

We’ve managed to avoid it for two years but Covid has finally hit our house. Hubby tested positive on Tuesday evening and while the children and I are still currently…

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Friday Focus 18/03/22 – Drained

I’m feeling a little drained this week. Lots of emotions swirling around making me feel emotionally drained, and a few too many balls to juggle leaving me physically drained.  …

Sophie and Thomas sitting on the sofa with an image of Jessica from her photo blanket draped on the sofa behind them. There is a cushion that says 'Sophie' next to Sophie and another one that says 'Jessica' on the opposite side, next to the photo of Jessica

Siblings – March 2022

The news in recent weeks has been another reminder of how very precious the ordinary everyday moments of family life are. I’ve certainly been holding Sophie and Thomas a little…

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Friday Focus 11/03/22 – Spring

Spring is in the air this week. It’s lovely to see daffodils, primroses and crocuses appearing in the garden and blossom on the trees. The evenings are definitely starting to…

Sophie and Thomas on a seesaw at the park

Treasuring the moments

I generally like mornings. Unless I’ve been disturbed multiple times through the night and wake up super-grumpy, this is the time of day when I’ve generally got the best reserves…

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Friday Focus 04/03/22 – Lent

This week has been a busy one with the start of Lent and being involved in organising various church activities happening during Lent. It’s also been a busy week with…

Me, my husband (holding a photo of Jessica), Sophie and Thomas sitting on a bench at Torquay with the sea and boats in the background

Me and Mine – February 2022

February has been a bit of a rollercoaster of a month overall. There have been some lovely family moments together but also moments of feeling anxious or overwhelmed. World events…

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Friday Focus 25/02/22 – Anxious

It’s half-term this week and while on the surface, I’ve been focusing on trying to keep it fun for Sophie and Thomas, underneath I’ve been feeling quite anxious about various…

Friday Focus 18/02/22 – Out-of-sorts

I’ve been a bit out-of-sorts this week. Just feeling tired, and some things have been getting to me more than they would do usually. One of those weeks where grief…