Last Friday afternoon, we were invited to Jessica and Sophie’s school for the official opening of Jessica’s memorial. The school had clearly put a lot of thought and effort into it and it was a beautiful tribute to our big girl.  Some of Jessica’s classmates and their parents were also… View Post

Friday Focus 08/03/19 – Thankful for friends

Friday Focus 08/03/19 – Thankful for friends

I’ve been finding it hard to socialise recently. Grief can make other people feel uncomfortable. Talking about Jessica can sometimes be met with awkward silences, changing the subject, or well-meaning but hurtful comments. I know that it’s just that people don’t know what to say or how to react but… View Post

Friday Focus 01/03/19 – Struggling through

Friday Focus 01/03/19 – Struggling through

Life has felt like an uphill struggle lately. I’m tired and run-down having spent most of half-term suffering from flu and this week getting over it. Grief has been hitting very hard lately as we get closer and closer to the first anniversary of Jessica’s death. Memories of this time… View Post

Friday Focus 15/02/19 – Coughs and sneezes

Friday Focus 15/02/19 – Coughs and sneezes

We’ve all been unwell this week with what seems to be a nasty cold bug. Sophie was off school at the beginning of the week. There’s chicken pox doing the rounds at school at the moment so I’ve been on pox alert. By Wednesday she was feeling better and there… View Post

The Friday Focus 01/02/19 – Starting solids

The Friday Focus 01/02/19 – Starting solids

Thomas turned six months on Saturday and we have started weaning him. We’re doing a mixture of purées and baby-led weaning which worked well with the girls. Thomas seems to be enjoying his first tastes of food so far although he does pull the funniest faces on the first couple… View Post

Friday Focus 25/01/19 – Snow!

Friday Focus 25/01/19 – Snow!

We had the first snow fall of the winter this week much to Sophie’s excitement. It didn’t last very long – less than 24 hours – but she enjoyed getting out making snowmen in the garden and throwing snowballs at them. It was lovely to watch her having fun, but… View Post