Celebrations

Mimi: Twelve

We had grand plans and high hopes for Mimi’s twelfth birthday.  We were supposed to be in Edinburgh in Scotland for the weekend and were intending to surprise her with an afternoon filled with exploring the Harry Potter trail and seeking out the best ice cream in the city (according to my friend Zoe, who…

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Lola: Ten

Every year starts off in the very best of ways as we celebrate Lola’s birthday at the beginning of January.  This year she turned ten and I’m still finding it hard to believe that my littlest baby is now in double digits.  I think maybe that’s why I’ve taken so long to write her birthday…

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Ella: Thirteen

At the start of December, amidst the chaos of moving house, we celebrated Ella’s birthday and somehow my firstborn is now a teenager.  Thirteen!  And only a few inches off being the same height as me!  I can’t believe it.  It honestly doesn’t feel like thirteen years ago that she entered the world, launched me…

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Grannie

Two weeks ago, on 19th March 2019, my Grannie left this earth.  She was just six weeks short of her 99th birthday. She was an incredible character in so many different ways.  She out-lived two of her four children and leaves behind her a legacy of eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.  Family was everything to…

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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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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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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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Ella: Eleven

Two weeks ago Ella celebrated her eleventh birthday.  Eleven!  I almost can’t believe it.  I thought her turning ten last year felt like she was all grown up.  It’s got nothing on eleven though.  Eleven feels…different.  She’s on the cusp of so many changes and it’s going to be a learning curve for both of…

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