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Eleven things about Elsa

  Eleven years ago today, I gave birth to a heff of a child named Elsa. I was told throughout the pregnancy that she wasn’t going to be particularly large, probably smaller than Jude’s birth …

Update number 24946083

I seem to start every blog post by apologising for being such a crap blogger these days…so not wanting to buck my own trend, here goes… Sorry, it’s taken me like forever to write another …

Coping with a huge change

Jude’s first day in House 2 I’m really nervous. I feel a little bit like I’m betraying Jude this half term as we’re keeping a secret from him that I know is going to cause …

Dentist trips

  I took Jude to the dentist a couple of weeks ago and as usual, it was quite the experience. Jude had struggled in the morning at school, had a full on meltdown before I …

Summer holidays (slightly delayed!)

Oh my god, how long has it taken me to actually write another blog post?! I’m so sorry. I can’t tell you how busy I’ve been. Where have you been Alice? For the last month …

Going away without your child

So, I took the girls to Bournemouth for a few days this week and it was fab. They had so much fun at the seaside, wandering round the shops and just chilling in the sunshine. …

Where will we go next?

Uh oh…she’s over thinking things again… I was reading through old blog posts this evening and it really made me contemplate on how much life has moved on. How different Jude is to the child …

Twenty things to do in one hour

Respite care. I know some of you are in receipt of this truly precious time each week/fortnight/month and I also know how amazing it can be. But BOY does each session whizz by. How does …

Frinton on sea

Frinton on sea – prides itself in possessing NO ice cream kiosks around the beach area and is therefore spotlessly clean. It also has no arcades, amusement areas or in fact anything for older kids …

Life update

Greetings all!  I appreciate that I have slowly (suddenly) morphed into the worlds crappest blogger so instead of writing anything meaningful today, I thought I’d offer you a short life update by way of explanation for …