I’ve never seen myself as part of a modern family before. Growing up I had a Mum, a Step-Dad and two half brothers. One of my brothers saw his Dad on weekends and I only met my biological Dad for the first time when I was seventeen.
Growing up I had to tell everyone that I only had one brother. My parents told me to not mention my oldest brother at all, to act like he didn’t exist and to only talk about him at home.
We’ve just finished our Easter holidays and I’ve literally dropped the children off at school and come home to sit on the sofa and work for a few hours before picking Little Man up from nursery. We had a lovely Easter – with a long weekend up north at Alton Towers and Warwick Castle, a
I have written so many times about my own family situation – how my mother isn’t part of my life and how other family relationships have deteriorated over time. Over recent years there hasn’t been a huge amount of consistency in my life as far as my own family are concerned but thankfully LP and Little
Dave and I got cats just after we first moved in together. They’d keep me company in the evenings and they taught us both about that extra responsibility of having someone to care for. They were our first babies and because of that Christmas has always been very much about them.
Growing up I was always quite chunky – I had chunky legs, chunky thighs and was quite broad all over. I realised in my late teens that I had stopped growing taller too so I was 5 foot 3 and pretty… dense. Just quite heavy for a short teenage girl.
Sometimes everything just seems to happen at once. Life will just be moving on, like it always has done, the days and weeks merging into each other and you all just going through the motions of work, school runs, dinner, bath time and bed. It’s all just your lovely kind of ordinary and you’re just
A year ago our boy cat died suddenly. It was, without a doubt, the saddest time of my life so far. Losing a family pet as a child pales in comparison to losing a pet that you have had since it was a few weeks old. One that you have seen grow and seen his
7 years ago I married my best friend. Yep, it’s a complete cliche but there are not many people in the world that would put up with you spending every spare minute either taking photos or looking at a laptop.