Our Girls

Father’s Day 2017

Today is Father’s Day.  I wrote this post last year all about the wonderful Dad’s that my family and I are lucky enough to have in our lives and to be honest, there’s not really much more I can add to it – everything I wrote before still holds true. I’m still finding it hard not having my…

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Mimi: Nine

A couple of weeks ago Mimi, our middle daughter, turned nine. I think I’m still in a little bit of denial.  I can’t believe that nine whole years have passed since I welcomed her into the world, ten days after her due date, her crazy head of pitch black hair and her powerful lungs surprising us all. She still surprises us on…

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Secret Agent Training (otherwise known as SATs)

If you are a parent of a school-age child you’ll probably be aware that it’s currently exam season.  SATs, GCSEs, AS and A Levels, Mocks… May and June are not fun months for either parents or children when it comes to school. When Ella and Mimi (currently in Years 5 and 4 of primary school respectively) were in Year…

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A Trip Down Memory Lane…

When I first found out that I was expecting Ella, one April morning almost eleven years ago now, I knew that I would want to remember everything.  I knew that if I didn’t record it, all the details would eventually fade over time.  I also knew that I would be devastated if that happened.  And so I…

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Harry Potter Book Night

The first Thursday in February every year is a very special evening… it’s Harry Potter Book Night! Our local branch of Waterstones always holds a brilliant event in celebration of all things Harry Potter related, and other bookshops and libraries all over the globe put on special events for fans young and old. Last year Ella and I went…

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Let Her Grow

I remember as a child I was desperate to grow up.  I wanted more independence than I was allowed – I begged to be permitted to go on the bus to our local town centre instead of being dropped off by my Mum in the car and I wanted my ears pierced far earlier than the strict…

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Lola: Seven

Just under a week ago, my littlest baby turned seven years old.  SEVEN!  How is my youngest daughter seven years old already?  I have no idea where those seven years have gone – they seem to have disappeared in a whirlwind of milestones and the general busy-ness of life. She was due to be born on…

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The Happy Jar: Revisited

On 1st January last year we started a Happy Jar.  We’d tried before in years gone by and never really made it past more than a couple of weeks before forgetting all about it, but this time I was absolutely determined to keep it going for the whole year.  And so, as the months sped past, any time any…

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