Family

Dads and Daughters

A little post in celebration of the wonderful Dads I’m lucky enough to have in my life. I lost my Dad last year to lung cancer.  I’ve written about it in several posts (here’s the first one) on my other blog if you want to know a bit more.  We had a bit of a…

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Mimi: Eight

Mimi turned eight earlier on this week. We’ve been having a bit of a challenging time with her recently and so we wanted to make it an extra special day for her. Of course, you always want your children’s birthdays to be memorable don’t you? This one just felt a little different – in my head…

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A Bowling Birthday Party

We’ve never really done ‘package parties’ for any of the girls birthdays, always preferring to organise our own because a/ they usually work out a little bit cheaper and b/ even though I’m an introvert I do really enjoy playing at being the hostess on the odd occasion! Birthday parties that we’ve arranged in previous years have included a…

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Sisters – An Unshakeable Bond

We had Sophie to stay last weekend.  Neil unavoidably had to work on Saturday morning and so for a few hours it was just us girls.  We didn’t have any plans – I knew they would all be tired from busy weeks at school – so we just hung out together (and, bonus, I managed to get a few jobs…

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A Belated Birthday Blog

A little post and a few pictures from my birthday 🙂 We were blessed with glorious, hot and sunny weather all weekend.  I normally live in jeans, but I actually got my legs out and wore a skirt for once!  The girls were doubly stunned that I went out without a coat as well.  I’m so much happier…

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40 Things Before I’m 40

Four years ago, the day after my 29th birthday, I began a ’30 Things Before I’m 30′ project.  I gave myself just twelve months to complete thirty things on a list I’d created which contained a pretty random mixture of experiences I wanted to have, things I wanted to try and personal goals I wanted to achieve by…

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A little bit of Sunday silliness

Being open and honest about things is very important to me.  I often get comments from people on social media saying that my girls always look so happy, or that we always seem to do so many fun things as a family together.  And most of the time I’d agree with them – we do…

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Five minutes with Mimi

My Mum came to visit at the weekend, so while we were waiting for it to be time for me to go and pick her up from the train station I spent some time with Mimi. I’m sad to say that it’s rare that we get one-to-one time together – being the middle child means that her…

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