It takes a village


These words blew me away this morning~my girl and I were  reminiscing about when her and Ads were younger, talking about the dens we built,the pancakes we cooked at the beach,the picnics at the park all the wonderful memories she remembers that make up their childhood.

When she paused and said ‘You did all those things by yourself Mum,it was just you,all those times over the years it was just you’.

Behind some of those memories are some of the hardest times I’ve been through as a parent, during some of those days I would of painted a smile on my face and just got through until bedtime because our family life had been turned upside down.

I am so so glad for all of the memories we have created so far and I cannot wait for the many more to come.

I wanted to share this because parenting is hard no matter what your situation and on some days when you just don’t feel you’ve got it  together or that your best is not good enough~just hang in there and don’t be so hard on yourself.

I am forever grateful that although it may of just been ‘me’ it was never really just me, my amazing family and friends have been there always every step of the way and they do they say it takes a village.

So here’s a huge heartfelt thank you to my ‘village’ for ensuring that I’ve never truly been on my own.❤️x


Pause for a moment.

When the kids were small,the days at the park, the beach or the farm, etc seemed endless but I loved every minute of it.
The early mornings seemed a bit torturous at the time but looking back we had the best times and have made some wonderful memories.


Breakfast at the park, cooking dinner at the beach, crabbing with friends~you name it we did it.
Somehow those days have disappeared so fast and now they are teenagers, things have naturally changed.


Todays venture was a walk along the seafront and a coffee with my boy which was just as lovely.
If I could change anything, I would love for time to slow down a little, to just pause and really appreciate the little things well everything in fact.
Happy Sunday.❤x

This morning.

So this morning went something like this…

When you buy a bottle of wine at 8am (which is for tonight’s consumption!)and it rolls off of your back seat under the passenger seat, so you have to crawl across the seats (with your backside undoubtedly hanging out).


You turn around with said wine bottle in your hand and your next door neighbour is standing there,felt like I should explain myself but didn’t have time so just called out morning and dashed indoors!
Happy Friday everyone.❤x

Its the little things

Its friday, I’m tired sleep has abandoned me this week.
I was a bit grumpy at the gym because my sock wasn’t comfortable~believe it or not I am 44 and not 4 and the only oomph I found was when I was leaving the gym and practically jogged out because I wanted to get to costa before work!


In other news my daughter made me cry last night~I came home and she had cut the grass and made dinner when I thanked her for doing so she said ‘Its ok I like to do things to help you’.
I hope she knows how much those things mean to me, a truly thoughtful girl.❤x

Smiley Saturday

Wow~what a saturday it’s been.
Took my Mum for her second covid vaccine, had cuddles with my beautiful great niece whilst seeing my fab family and had my hair cut.


Whilst driving home~I treated the other drivers on the A24 to some car karaoke, how lucky are they?!
I do wish we all lived nearer though~40 miles may not sound a lot but some days it feels like 400 miles.
Family is everything.❤x