Family Archive

Once upon a time…

  …there was a young boy called Jude. Jude lived in a small terraced house with his parents and two younger sisters, Elsa and Emmeline. He was happy but sometimes found his family confusing. They …

How has your week been?

  Is it Friday already? Literally can’t believe the speed another week has whizzed by. What have you been up to? I feel sad saying that, as usual, my week has been dominated by work …

Teaching a Jude to read

  Reading is something that is vey important to me so naturally, teaching my children to read is high on my agenda. Elsa was an amazing little book worm when she was little, super smart …

Sibling love – Jude and Emmeline

  I’ve mentioned it a hundred times but haven’t written a whole post on these two for a while. Jude and Emmeline. What a pair. When they are together, they manage to bring out the …

Things to do during the summer holiday

    I know it’s barely the middle of May but already I’m starting to try and think up plans for the summer holiday. Thankfully, Jude’s school keep it fairly short. He has four weeks …

What’s in a name? Nicknames and variants

I’ve been asked before why I even bothered giving my children names because I only ever refer to them by their nicknames.   It’s funny how when you’re pregnant, you think of these beautiful names …

What makes a brilliant Jude holiday?

Recently, we’ve been talking a lot about booking a holiday. We intend to go abroad in the summer before Jude breaks up as I don’t think he’d be happy with the plans. I feel content …