Family Life Archive

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 …

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 …

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 …

I know how you feel

  There’s a new child in Jude’s class who is also staying at his school house. I met them on their first day and it really brought back so many memories for me. Dropping Jude …

Easter holidays

I’ve been incredibly slack with my blog these last few weeks but gave myself that allowance because of the (seemingly endless) Easter holidays. I was not looking forward to it a huge amount but we’ve …

Jude has made the world a better place

Birth experience At exactly 5.01am on Monday 20th March 2006, my life changed forever. Well, actually if you want to be pernickety, for the two days prior to that date, my life was already shifting …