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 →

2 years without Eilys

I can’t believe that it has been 2 years since Eilys died. 2 years. I say these cliches all the time, it feels like forever ago and no time at all. Some days I wonder how I have come to this point. None of it seems real. Eilys was here and now she isn’t. It... Continue Reading →

Evan: An Update at 10 months

Evan. Oh Evan. Where to start? Evan is a very happy, very smiley little guy. He has the long eyelashes that Joe, Dylan and Eilys have (unfortunately not me as they don’t seem to get passed on if you marry in). His hair is the most gorgeous strawberry blonde colour and dark brown eyes are... Continue Reading →

Social Media Lies

I have been looking back quite a lot recently. Well, I say recently, I do it constantly. It is the mark of the grieving, I guess. Life is all about moving forward and moving on to the next thing but that is so impossible when such a huge chunk of you is left in the... Continue Reading →

Going from 1 to 2, twice

I have been thinking a lot recently about how different it has been during the first few months with Eilys and with Evan. I suppose I am in a fairly unique position in that I have gone from having one child to 2 children twice. It is a fairly unique experience but also very depressing... Continue Reading →

Dairy free, the baby and me

About 4 weeks ago I tootled off to the Doctor’s (I swear I sound like I live at the doctors at the moment, I have only had 1 appointment I just packed issues in). My Doctor is awesome and we were chatting about the new appointment booking system at the surgery and I said that... Continue Reading →

Toothpaste: Our battles with a Quintager

“Mummy I don’t like this toothpaste” “Why not?” “It is too minty. I am not using it. Can I use your toothpaste?” “My toothpaste will be more minty” “More minty but less minty. I like your toothpastes mintiness” “Right. Ok, just today” “Ok” ... “Daddy bought you some Paw Patrol toothpaste” “Yay” “I am glad... Continue Reading →

Party Bag Cookie Recipe

This is the recipe that I used to put in Dylan’s party bags. These cookies are really yummy and very easy peasy to make. I filled these sweetie cone bags with the dry ingredients and then tied the ends with wool or ribbon. I tied the instructions to the ribbon and gave each child a... Continue Reading →

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