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Treasuring all our children during a week of milestones

This week has been quite a significant week. We’ve celebrated the second birthday of our beautiful firstborn rainbow baby, the wonderful result of our second pregnancy. Just the day before we got to see the tiny human we hope will become our second-born rainbow baby at the 20-week scan of our fourth pregnancy. And, as…

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Charlotte’s big news

Hello lovely website readers. We have some exciting news to share with you. Charlotte is very excited that she is due to be promoted to big sister in early 2022, and we’re quite please about it too. After the wait and challenges we faced to have Charlotte, we never expected to reach the point of…

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A puzzling post for a puzzling time

Life’s been a bit puzzling over the last year or so, so I decided to make it a bit more puzzling by creating online jigsaws. If you follow my Facebook page, you might have seen them popping up each day. Maybe you’ve done one or two, or all of them. But not everyone is on…

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A significant date for the past, present and future

Today is a significant date. Today, Charlotte turns 18 months old. It’s the day on which, two years ago, I told my employer I was pregnant. And today was the day I handed in my notice to leave my job. It’s fair to say it wasn’t the plan I had in mind when I came…

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Baby Pip, our second heavenly baby

I haven’t updated my blog for a while and I’d rather I wasn’t updating it now if I’m honest but Gary and I have news that we feel we have to share so here I am – or here we are. We’re here to share the news that, this week, we have experienced miscarriage for…

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Finding joy in words and in the Word

Fourteen-month-old Charlotte loves books. Left to her own devices, she can often be found flicking through a selection of children’s stories and doing a brilliant impression of someone who is reading every word, even if she has the book upside down. But one of her favourite activities, without a shadow of a doubt, is being…

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Random Advent of Kindness

One day it was March. Then I blinked and Advent had arrived. I’m not quite sure how that happened or where the year went but Christmas is just around the corner. And what better way to prepare for its impending arrival than with this, my Random Advent of Kindness? There’s no denying that 2020 has…

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Grief and the passage of time

Time. Some say it’s a great healer. Others seem to think people should ‘get over it’ after a certain amount of it has passed. But does time cure things or just allow our perspective on them to be altered? Today is the third anniversary of one of the hardest days of my life – the…

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