One of my happy memories from our last family holiday with Jessica was a ride on the Isle of Wight steam railway. The girls loved the steam train ride and we took our last family selfie during it. For our first family holiday since losing her, we were invited for… View Post

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my readers. I’m taking a break from the blog over the festive period but just wanted to say thank you all for reading my ramblings and for your love and support this year. It’s been a tough one for us but we’re getting through the festive… View Post

A festive narrowboat trip to Santa’s Grotto

A festive narrowboat trip to Santa’s Grotto

One of my many happy memories from summer last year was our walk along Hatton locks. The girls had a wonderful time helping a boat through some of the locks. Hubby and I considered taking them on a narrowboat holiday at Easter but decided against it, partly because of our… View Post

Christmas isn’t always magical

Christmas isn’t always magical

I found it hard to find the right Christmas card for hubby this year. Most of the ones in the shops had sentiments looking forward to a “magical Christmas” or “the best Christmas ever” or “making happy memories” and other similar thoughts. Trying to find one that expressed what I… View Post

Festive fun at Chessington World of Adventures: A …

Festive fun at Chessington World of Adventures: A Winter’s Tail

Last year’s festive day out enjoying A Winter’s Tail at Chessington World of Adventures was a special one for us. It was our last family day out before Jessica’s Fontan procedure and it was such a magical one for our girls. They loved meeting Father Christmas and Jessica particularly loved… View Post

Crafting with kids: Simple Christmas decorations

Crafting with kids: Simple Christmas decorations

I have happy memories of childhood Christmases and making crackers and paper chains. They’re so simple for children to make with little, if any, adult help and are such fun to do. For this month’s #BostikBlogger craft, I’ve been revisiting my childhood and having fun making some simple Christmas decorations… View Post