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


My team.

7 years ago my Dad and I painted Ads bedroom ‘blue’, I can remember that day like it was only yesterday, him giving me relationship advice,drinking lots of tea and generally helping me muddle through life (as usual) oh how I wish he was here now.


Today Ads and I repainted his room, we chatted about life, had a giggle and I cleaned up plenty of spilt paint whilst he made me coffee.

Team work then and team work today.
❤️x

The best is yet to come?

I feel like I should have lots to say but despite all the words floating around in my head I can’t quite get them out.

I always find this time of year is definitely a time for reflection.

There are lots of things I want to leave in the past exactly where they should be.

I’ll be moving forward into 2022 with an open heart and an extra feeling of ‘going for it’ making the changes I want and need to make.

After all we only get one shot at this crazy life but if you stand still,the world will keep turning and the sun will keep shining but your feet won’t move by themselves.

May you dream big, love well, be kind and brave enough to follow your heart and see where it takes you, after all maybe the best really is yet to come.

Happy New year Everyone.

Much love.❤x

All you need is…

I didn’t need to set an alarm for this morning but typically I was awake stupidly early after a particularly rubbish night.
One of those nights where the dreams are vivid and random and make absolutely no sense at all.
My cup says ‘all you need is love’ it should also say and plenty of coffee!
Happy #humpday.❤x