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Emmeline… as in Pankhurst.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said this in the last 75 months when people (inevitably) mishear my daughter’s name. Emmeline. Pronounced Emma-leeeeen. As in Pankhurst, yes, that is who she’s named after. …

Change is a beauty

The weekend for me is a time to reflect on the previous week, as well as the one coming my way. To be honest, I’m exhausted by the weekend so I’m not entirely sure the …

It’s nearly half term woo hoo!

Ok, slightly sarcastic title, sorry. How are we all doing? Loving the groundhog day-ness of life?   If I’m honest, it’s starting to break me a little. The monotony, the pressure to always be alert, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Justifying the guilt

Starting out… I received an email this week from someone starting out on a search for the best school for their child. It brought back memories of a few years ago when I didn’t have …