Our Girls

Lola: Nine

The new year always begins in the most positive of ways for us as we celebrate our youngest girl’s birthday at the start of January.  I can’t think of a better way to bring colour and joy to the greyest of months.  This year, she turned nine years old.  Nine years of my little ray…

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The Happy Jar 2018

We begin January 1st every year with an empty glass jar and a stack of brightly coloured scraps of paper.  They’re placed on the kitchen side together, easily accessible for all, and throughout the weeks and months that follow, whenever someone thinks of something that they’ve felt happy about (or proud of, or excited about)…

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Ella: Twelve

This time last week, my eldest baby, Ella, turned twelve.  TWELVE!  How am I a mama to a twelve year old?  I remember the day she was born like it was yesterday and now suddenly we’re here, on the cusp of teenagerhood, having almost completed her first full term at high school.  I can’t quite…

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Mimi: Ten

It’s taken me six months to get around to writing this birthday update for Mimi.  Six months!  Truthfully, it’s taken me that long because I’ve been in quite a tricky headspace with regards to our gorgeous middle daughter and I’ve struggled to put into words what I’ve been wanting to say.  I wrote this post…

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They’re Not Who They’re Going To Be Yet

I’ve been keeping a secret. I don’t like secrets.  Surprises, yes.  But not secrets.  Secrets feel untrustworthy and trust is important in any relationship, even that relationship between reader and writer.  Secrets feel like they’re something to be ashamed of, and what I’m about to share is definitely nothing to be ashamed of.  It’s time…

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Adventures In The Sun

What a beautiful month May was!  The weather throughout has been absolutely fantastic, even over both Bank Holiday weekends, which is pretty much unheard of here in the UK.  We’ve had almost constant clear blue skies, the most glorious sunshine AND it’s mostly been really warm – I can’t even begin to describe how good…

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High School Drama

Back in October, which seems forever ago now, we had to choose which three high schools we wanted to put down on Ella’s application for placement this coming September.  Firstly, I still can’t quite believe that my baby, the one who made me a mother, is going to high school in less than six months…

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Lola: Eight

Last week, my littlest girl turned eight years old.  EIGHT!  I simply can’t wrap my head around it – I still think of her as the baby even though she’s in Year 3 at school now. She was so excited in the lead up to her special day: asking me every day how many sleeps…

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