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

One step at a time.

Imagine the scene,you’ve decided to get out of your comfort zone and embark on a new fitness regime at the gym.

You are really getting into it when your ear bud falls out of your ear and bounces off of the treadmill whilst you simultaneously try and stop said machine and attempt to locate the escaped ear bud.

Fortunately a voice behind you says ‘don’t worry it’s fine,here you are,handing me my ear bud before saying that was close it nearly went up the hoover!’

Its times like these when I wonder is it just me or do these things happen to anyone else?!
❤x

Single life.

Online dating~2 words that I get fed up of hearing and saying on a regular basis.

At times it feels like a necessary evil in this modern world of dating but to say its a minefield would be putting it mildly.

Still at the grand age of 44yrs I find myself helplessly attempting to navigate my way through it.

It’s not something I ever envisaged for myself but hey ho sometimes life has different ideas for us and sadly it seems that my happily ever after isn’t going to come and knock down my door and get me so you know onwards and upwards we go or to be more precise ‘online’ I go!

Anyhow like most things every now and then there are funny moments, we are all human and I’m guessing looking for things in our own ways.

One of today’s messages made me chuckle and I haven’t shared any funny ones for a while so I thought why not.

Happy Sunday everyone. ❤ x

Today.

Whatever you do today,tomorrow and every day after that~just make sure you hold your loved ones tight and tell them that you love them.
Don’t leave questions unanswered for another day.
Live for the moment, be open, be honest, don’t wait for tomorrow.❤x

Every day is a school day.

As the saying goes ‘every day is a school day’.

Life is full of learning but unlike school there is no timetable, no planned lessons for daily tasks, love, life, emotions,parenting etc.

Every day can feel the same,it has 24hrs in it, every week has 7 days but you can never be sure from one day to the next what you’ll be learning today,tomorrow or next week.

You don’t get days off, no summer holidays anymore.

You just go with the flow, riding the rollercoaster of life with its ups and downs,twists and turns.

Life is a learning process and you are never too old to learn.❤ x

Live in the moment

Tonight I cried, I wanted a bunch of sunflowers but the shop had sold out of them.


I saw them yesterday and assumed I would have time to get some today.


The tears weren’t just because of sunflowers~they were because of lots of things but the fact remains that we always think we have tomorrow, there’s always another day,we put off doing and saying things that matter.


Don’t take time for granted, live for the moment.❤x