Family

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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Siblings 2020 – December

With all the crazy that Christmas and December have been, I nearly forgot about our very last siblings post of 2020. Then I remembered that I took some cute Christmas day photos of the girls together and of course have hurried to get this up before the year is over. I aim to continue doing these into 2021. It’s a …

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Siblings 2020 – November

It’s a Siblings post full of Christmassy photos. We put our decorations up much earlier than usual this year, I felt like our little household needed some extra magic. Then, of course, having the beautiful twinkly Christmas tree as a backdrop meant I got a bit snap happy. I won’t apologise because Christmas is the best time of the year. …

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Godshill Model Village – Isle of Wight 2020 – Day 3

The weather was absolutely incredible for our Isle Of Wight holiday. The early morning blessed us with over 20-degree heat, my perfect weather type so I woke up each morning feeling excited for a day of fun. For our third day on the island, we’d booked tickets to visit the Godshill Model Village. It’s a little attraction we have visited …

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Our COVID Test Experience

As I start this post I wanted to say that we are all absolutely okay. Well, as far as being in a second lockdown with a killer invisible enemy lurking around any corner can make you okay of course. This is a long post though so get comfy! This journey for us started unexpectedly on Monday. We woke up in …

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Siblings 2020 – October

October. A month of autumnal vibes for us. There have been rain, wind, sunshine, mud, pumpkins and cosy movies on the sofa. Typical autumn. We have also had the half term this past week (or two for Freya actually). Part of me spent September and October dreading any phone calls from the school to tell us we’d have to be …

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We Went Pumpkin Picking

One of my favourite things about the autumn season is the pumpkins. For a few years now, I have made it a tradition to visit a local pumpkin patch. Sadly, this year our very local one has had to close super early and I don’t think we are going to be able to get there this half term. I’m extremely …

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Travelling To The Isle Of Wight 2020 – Day 1

We had booked a trip to the Isle Of Wight last year. It was going to be a family getaway with Hubby’s Mum, her partner, his brother and his grandparents. Then the pandemic set in and our hopes to have a family getaway started to sink away. The initial and main lockdown in the UK felt long and tiresome. We …

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What Is Selective Mutism?

If you have been a regular and loyal reader of my blog then you will know that my eldest daughter, Freya, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in January last year. Our family is somewhat experienced when it comes to autism and I had noticed complications in Elsa, my youngest daughter, from a very young age. In fact, something was …

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Letter To Elsa On Her 6th Birthday

Elsa’s birthday this year has been rather different. With the rule of 6 coming into place not long before, it made celebrating the occasion a little complicated but also wonderful. She got to enjoy two little celebrations; one with my Mum ahead of her birthday, and then one with my mother-in-law on her birthday day. The early birthday celebration was …

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