This child’s energy levels are like nothing I’ve seen before. I think this photo sums Emmeline up really well. So my answer last week was to try and wear her out as much as possible so we could have an easy bedtime with her on Saturday evening. Soft play was my initial decision.   Who […]

Things I’ve learnt

It’s my birthday in a few weeks so I thought I’d write a list of things I’ve learnt throughout my life amounting to the age I’ll be…eeeekk it seems such a grown up number!       You never really know exactly what you’re doing. I always thought that as a “grown up” I’d be […]

It’s been an interesting seven days to say the least… I’ve had interviews, worked too much, driven millions of miles here there are everywhere for the family and I’ve defended myself and the children. I think it’s safe so say another layer of skin has formed across my body.   BUT it’s been a positive […]

Today when I dropped Jude back to school, I was given this beautiful Christmas gift from his Support Worker. I wanted to share it with you.   When you know you aren’t going to see your little boy for over a week then something like this is so precious đŸ™‚  

Memorable moments from 2017

Firstly, I’d like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for continuing to follow my blog. I only started it as a way of documenting stuff and subsequently to use as a tool to remember the nightmare battle we had with our council. Having successfully (and I still don’t know how we […]

How was your Christmas?

It’s Boxing Day evening and until this moment in time Jude has been awesome.   Saying that, he’s pretty chilled again (stomping around his room so not asleep unfortunately!) It was just a bit of built up anxiety because he knows two things are happening in the morning and he’s going through that repetitive “Am […]

New York

    I wasn’t going to write about our trip away as I thought I’d potentially already  bored you all to tears via social media. BUT then I thought, why the hell not! Apologies in advance…   So, Joe, myself and the girls went to New York last week and it was pretty cool. Slightly […]

Looking forward to Christmas

    Are you excited about Christmas? I have rather mixed emotions but I think that’s just because I’m so scarred from many a year where Jude hasn’t coped very well and I’ve had to “manage” the situation in front of family/friends. What I do love are the traditions that we seem to be forming […]

  Mine has been  mental.   I think that word sums up the majority of my weeks at the moment though. I’ve been working full time hours for the last month and a half and it’s certainly added a new dynamic to my life. I can’t really complain though, I enjoy what I do but […]

I’m fully in festive mode now! It never used to hit me particularly hard but as I’m getting older and the children are growing up, I’m loving Christmas more than ever.   On Sunday, we by-passed our usual Christmas tree farm and collected a tree from our local Pines and Needles store. It’s a pop […]