Our Girls

Losing Our Boy

We lost our boy. It happened just over a week ago.  He didn’t come home on Saturday night.  He always comes home.  He’s never stayed out all night.  Ever. I wasn’t too worried at first – my Mum was visiting for the weekend and I was showing her all of my photos from Colorado and…

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When Ella’s Dream Came True: Meeting Jacqueline Wilson at The Foundling Museum

I’ve been blogging for about 18 months now and, whilst I’ve not earned a single penny for my work (yet), I have been able to create some fun experiences for my girls to take part in.  They may not pay the bills but they are teaching my daughters many valuable lessons: to say “yes” to having adventures; to grab opportunities with both hands; to…

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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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