Come get it bae

Albie isn’t blind in one eye after all! BOOM. A total result. After getting some pretty dire news from Specsavers we were referred to a child ophthalmologist at the hospital. This specialist appointment finally… Continue reading

One year Fred

Okay so this has been sitting in the drafts for ages now so I should just post it as it is {coughs} two months late…… It is so hard to believe that one… Continue reading

Speed bumps

Albie is growing into the finest of young boys. He is sharp and curious and funny. He says all sorts of wonderful things. I wish you could all spend some time with him.… Continue reading

Snow in the Lakes

I’ve got crazily behind on here and now there is this log-jam of things I want to tell you about – the magic time we had in the Lake District a few weeks ago, and York (again),… Continue reading

CHD Week: What to ask at the twenty week scan.

I have a few regrets. And this is one. At our twenty week scan with Albie, we didn’t want to know if it was a boy or a girl, we just wanted to know… Continue reading

CHD Week: This heart-shaped blog.

I remember when Albie was young, spending ages online reading other families experiences, trying to catch a glimpse of what might lie ahead for us. In the end, everyone’s journey is their own,… Continue reading


We went to a corner of Northwest Wales for six nights over New Years. We booked a cottage from a lovely lady called Fran by using airbnb. Is it just me or does this… Continue reading

The Yuletide Log

And so, to Christmas. Albie was beyond excited about Christmas this year. He knew the Nativity Story, some carols, had a  wish list of presents and a myriad of logistical questions about Santa… Continue reading


21 December Sunrise: 8:25am Sunset: 3:53pm I know it’s not Alaska, or Scandinavia, but boy is it dark and cold right about now. I must have lived this when I was a twenty something… Continue reading

Dear Dennis

We took this photo of you when we visited the UK on holiday last April. You’d just been ill in hospital with a chest infection but had recovered some and we all went… Continue reading