Tag: Emily

  • My heroes

    You know when you try to think of heroes – people you’re inspired by, whose example you aspire to? I’m currently sitting in the swimming baths watching my daughter’s swimming lesson and I think my children might be my heroes. Daniel is 6. He’s quiet, intelligent and analytical. But he’s quietly confident, an intelligent leader…

  • Flitting Around the Arts

    It seems my whole creativity has been locked away somewhere, just out of reach. Like a particularly tormenting biscuit barrel that a child (oh no, Emily, whatever makes you think I was thinking of you?) can just see but is too high to touch. I keep saying, I will write, I will blog, I will…

  • Happy Birthday!

    A short and sweet post today. My baby girl is TWO today. I absolutely can’t believe we’ve had her for two years already. But I absolutely can’t imagine or even remember clearly life without her either. Happy birthday Emily. You complete us. xx PS hobby horses are horrendous to wrap. Just sayin’.

  • Game Night

    We were in Smyth’s toy shop yesterday. Emily had fallen over in the previous shop and bumped her head on the concrete floor so in the classic manner of paranoid parents we were walking around trying to decide if we should get her to hospital or if she would probably be ok. Smyth’s seemed a…

  • Blessings

    Last year was a bit of a rough ‘un. For a multitude of reasons; I’m not going to go through them now otherwise I’ll have to retreat to the sofa in pyjamas and eat Ben and Jerry’s out of the tub (ooh, actually…) This year I was determined to leave all that behind. So to…

  • April

    April 1st! This year is really flying over. It doesn’t seem two minutes since I did a blog post saying March would be here soon. Or maybe it’s because my blog posts have fallen by the wayside. The tiredness I’ve been struggling with for a few months has been identified as an iron deficiency and…

  • Bouncing into March

    Well, that was February. Time for an update on my Happiness Project? This shouldn’t take long… February’s resolution was to pay more attention to my marriage. To spend some time, just even in small bursts, nurturing it and being extra nice to my husband (anyone with filthy minds, STOP sniggering now. Thank you). This never…

  • Looking Back at 2011

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that the end of a year must be in want of a reflective blog post. My gut reaction on looking back at 2011 is a big, fat meh. I’ve been juggling exhaustion, depression, low self-esteem and a troubled faith (with bigger repercussions on other aspects of our life than…

  • Book Review: Grub’s Pups

    I was very chuffed to be asked to review this book. It’s a delightful picture book that entranced both my four year old son and eighteen month old toddler. Abi Burlingham has Ruby tell the story of how her dog, Grub is going to be a dad. It’s easy to join in with her excitement…

  • A Day in the Life of a Writing Mum

    5am. Get up with children. Stagger to sofa and plan to be really disciplined and open laptop. As soon as I’ve woken up a bit. 6am. Wake up on sofa; rub crusted drool off chin and rub crayon off walls. Note to self: mustn’t fall asleep while toddler is up and crayons are within reach. 7am.…