It takes a Village…

"It takes a village" is an African proverb meaning that in order to raise a child one cannot just do it alone, one needs an entire community to help and guide the parents and the child. I was thinking about how true this was the other day and thinking how it also takes a village... Continue Reading →

4th time’s the hardest…

Today should have been Eilys' 4th birthday. Her 4th Birthday. Every time I think it or say it it hurts. This one seems to hurt more than the others did. I think the reason for this is that with turning 4 comes so many changes in a child's life. At 4 a child becomes their... Continue Reading →

Why purple?

Today should have been Eilys' 4th Birthday. On her birthday I ask people to wear something purple in her memory. Eilys always had a lot of purple things, she wore a lot of purple and it looked lovely on her. It suited her beautiful colouring. Her pale skin, her gingery/strawberry blonde hair and her intense... Continue Reading →

Pregnancy After Loss

I was expecting the early weeks of being pregnant to be hard. I knew that I would have to await the results of a test for SMA. I knew that the early weeks are stressful anyway, especially now that I am that little bit older. At 36 years old I am now classed as a... Continue Reading →

Writing Through Loss – Week 2

Week 2 of #WritingThroughLoss#InstaWritingGriefGroup is.... The Soundtrack to my Grief I know this doesn’t feel like it is writing but it kind of is. I would like you to compile a list of 5 songs that with help you with your loss or remind you of the one you have lost. Using other people’s words as a... Continue Reading →

Writing Through Loss – Week 1

Week 1 -  Introductions Hello and welcome to #WritingThroughLoss#InstaWritingGriefGroup This is the first task. I wanted to start gently with some intros. Your first task is to write your name and an alliterative word to describe you (this could be in a sentence if you’d prefer) Alliteration is the repetition of the first letter or sound... Continue Reading →

And then it hits you…

We have just been camping for the weekend. We love camping. Joe and I went camping quite a lot before we had children and we took Dylan camping when he was about a year old. We took Eilys "glamping" in a Yurt and we have taken Evan a couple of times. I love how free... Continue Reading →

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