The heart of our home

We have just taken delivery of a brand spanking new dinning table, it was gifted to us from ( It is a beauty; it seats six, eight at a push and the four chairs and bench we were given too means at last we can all fit around the table comfortably. When Easter rollsContinue reading “The heart of our home”

Letting go of your rainbow baby.

Babies who are born following loss are called rainbow babies. “A beautiful bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better.  The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm”. (Kicks I’m not saying I love my babies any more than other people who haven’t experienced loss, but it’s anContinue reading “Letting go of your rainbow baby.”

Parenting through the exam season.

Yesterday marked the beginning of our fifth exam season in this house. It’s such an emotive time watching your children work so hard, much harder than we ever did back in the day. The pressure on them is immense and it’s hard to know what to do for the best. I have two very distinct,Continue reading “Parenting through the exam season.”

My home style

I think it’s more than obvious how much I love my home. There’s nothing I enjoy more than faffing around, rearranging things and planning the next big protect, and trust me there’s always the next job looming. My style is my own. Some call it quirky but I’m quite liking the phrase ‘eclectic glamour’ atContinue reading “My home style”

When I became a mother

My mum died suddenly, two weeks after my seventeenth birthday. It was a pretty horrific time, my dad was weak and selfish and basically jumped ship. My brother and I were left to our own devices and, looking back, the way I coped was to lock everything deep inside and build a wall of armourContinue reading “When I became a mother”