So the 7th June was a huge milestone in all of our lives – my girls turned one!  Quite how I don’t know. The past 365 days have gone by in a flash. I don’t ever remember time going so fast when Charlie was a baby – maybe it’s because life is doubly as fast!  Given the events of the last couple of months, we had a low key day where close family and friends came over and despite rain of biblical proportions we had a BBQ. It was lovely and can’t believe how many presents they got!  The afternoon…

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I counted down the months, weeks, days, hours and minutes until I finished work for maternity leave, I could not wait! It was 30th April 2013 when I last did a days work – and as I’ve taken voluntary redundancy it’s probably the last I’ll do for some time! But maternity leave (and beyond) can get quite lonely. I’m a very awkwardly shy person. Shy until I feel fully comfortable – this is 10 fold when I’m in a big group. I have found having the girls has helped as on a daily basis you get many strangers talk to…

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With Mothers Day round the corner I wanted to blog about the most amazing lady in my life. The lady each day I try to be. Want to be. Want to bring my babies up like she did. My hero. My everything. My mom. Where can I start. So so many of my most wonderful previous happiest memories include her. There are too many to list here but each and everyone makes my heart smile. From being her little Fergie, to her slipping in cat sick, to sharing Charlie’s first steps, to choosing my wedding dress, to her being the…

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Baby led weaning twins – I know everyone thought I was crazy. I have to admit – I too was skeptical. The thought of two babies feeding themselves and choking absolutely petrified me. The thought of the time, mess & waste seemed like a complete headache I really didn’t need aside to our already completely manic days. I didn’t want to admit my babies were growing up and becoming people and that our little 4 hourly milk feeds was about to go totally out the window. So here we are at 8.5 months. And I’ve a confession. I absolutely LOVE…

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What a whirlwind 8&a half months we have had with our girls! Can’t believe they’ve been out as long as they were in. It has been such a brilliant ride, I just love seeing them grow together and their very individual personalities shining through. We are really starting to experience the more challenging stage. When they were tiny everyone used to say how hard it must be with two newborns but I smiled and said the hard work will start when they’re on the move… Having had Charlie I knew what was to come! So they have both been crawling…

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Dear Matilda Mae I didn’t know it was possible to grieve for someone you don’t know and only heard about after they had passed away. How tear after tear can fall from your eyes. How you heart can ache inside your chest. How you can want it all to be OK. But Matilda Mae – it is possible. And this feeling is echoed around the twitter and blogging community. Twitter has been lit up by your beautiful pink and purple stars. We all have become one with the same avatars and to scroll through a timeline awash with your name.…

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