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What Is A Glucagon Stimulation Test?

It has been a while since I took some time to update you on Elsa. The last time was back in October 2020 when I explained what was happening with Elsa – we’d been to an appointment in November 2019 with the view to having Elsa put on the Autism assessment waiting list. There we were made aware of a …

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Grandad’s 90th Birthday

Imagine being alive for 32,850 days. That’s a lot of days, a lot of memories, and one heck of an adventure! My Grandad turned 90-years old back in May. It’s hard to fathom just how many things he must have been through in his lifetime, he was a young boy during the Second World War for one and he was …

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Siblings 2021 – June

June has been quite the emotional rollercoaster. One moment I’m flying high above the clouds and in the next moment, I fall crashing down. I’m not sure if it’s delayed grief or just the normal waves and how my life will be permanently going forward. June has been similar with regards to its up and down weather – a very …

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Siblings 2021 – May

It feels a little bit odd that I’ve snuck myself into the thumbnail of a Siblings post. I quite like that photo of my girls and me although every time I look back on photos, I realise how quickly my girls are soon going to be taller than me. Freya is probably a few centimetres away and Eva is rapidly …

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The Funeral & Saying Goodbye To My Mum – A COVID Victim

I realised I hadn’t had the chance to sit and write about my Mum’s funeral. Life has been about focusing on surviving each day as they come. The one person who always encouraged my writing was my beautiful Mum, and so I felt like I needed to stop for a moment to share these photos and the experiences we went …

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Good Friday Birthday Celebrations

There seems to be a bit of a habit-forming on my behalf, and that is that I am becoming a bit rubbish at documenting life as it happens. The whole reason I started this blog in the first place. There are quite a few draft blog posts that I need to find the time and energy to complete. Like this …

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Siblings 2021 – April

April has been a busy month. My husband celebrated his 31st birthday, we had the school Easter holidays and restrictions eased in the UK allowing us to have a day out at an attraction for the first time this year. I look back on April last year and am left wondering why it’s still so cold this year. We were …

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Marsh Farm Easter Eggtravaganza 2021

This weekend (24-25th April 2021) is the last weekend of the sold-out Easter Eggstravaganza at Marsh Farm, and we had the pleasure of taking our first post-lockdown (kinda) day out last week to experience it. As you may know, we are no strangers to Marsh Farm. I’ve said this a good few times now, but the animal adventure park holds …

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Siblings 2021 – March

The first two months of this year went by in a blur for me, January and February felt long and draining but now we’ve reached the end of March, the pace has certainly picked up. A lot has been going on. Right at the beginning of the month, we welcomed a new member to our family. I became a niece …

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Finding Peace & Tranquility

This Christmas my mother-in-law bought our family membership for the National Trust. She’s done this before and we’ve also paid to be members ourselves too so we are not strangers to it. We are so incredibly lucky to live in a part of the UK that has many National Trust locations literally on our doorstep. Over the eight years of …

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Eva’s 8th Birthday

Birthdays for your children are super special days. I find loved one’s birthday’s a bit stressful actually, wondering what to buy and how to make it special. I’m an absolute rubbish gift buyer and trying to do something special always goes wrong. Eva in particular is so hard to buy for. All she’s ever wanted is a chihuahua, so anything …

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Losing My Mum To COVID

Valentine’s Day is the most fitting time to make this tragic announcement. Valentine’s Day was the day that my Mum was given her life back by her selfless husband, who donated one of his kidney’s. The perfect match. This joy comes with great sadness, writing the words feels just as surreal as the pain I have felt over the past …

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Siblings 2021 – January

I never thought in a million years that this January post would be quite like this one. What an incredibly tough, emotional and surreal month this has been for our family. Part of me wishes there was a reset button but I do know that life experiences make us stronger and right now we just have to ride this rollercoaster. No …

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My Mum Has Covid

Trying to get out my words has been hard. I don’t think the dictionary has the words that I can describe my feelings with because this is all too surreal. Possibly broken, devastated, worried, anxious but they don’t seem big enough for the enormity of my emotions. In the first week of the new year, my Mum started feeling really …

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Freya’s 12th Birthday

Having a birthday on Christmas Eve is always quite tricky for Freya as her friends are usually busy with family. As we got closer to December it was becoming obvious that we wouldn’t be able to have a party with friends but would be able to celebrate with family. We ended up having big plans for Freya’s 12th birthday. A …

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