It’s Been Awhile

  I watch him sleep. I watch his little body jerk. I watch his arms and legs flail around before finally resting. I know he won’t sleep for long. I do my usual bits and pieces around the house (it’s true what […]

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Should -ing ….

It’s that time of year again where we get to take some time out of routine. Gone are the rushed early mornings, the, ‘oh no I forgot to get sandwich fillers for lunches’, and the panic over the school phone number flashing up […]

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Ethan’s Super Duper 16th

He is not like other 16 year olds and for a long time that hurt me. From time to time , it still does. When I see my friends son, who is the same age, I can’t help but wonder what my […]

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Our Dog Has Her Ways …

She came into our world in December. She was planned. She was, in fact years in the planning. Adding her to our unique family wasn’t something we decided on lightly. We had looked at all different types of breeds. A big dog, […]

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What Snow Has Taught Me

What I have learned in the past 48 hours thanks to ‘The Beast from the East’. I must take RTE a little more seriously and not presume that they are all a bunch of snowflakes afraid of a bit of snow ; […]

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It’s The Most Romantic Day Of The Year …

It was once a day where you rushed through the front door, waving your handmade masterpiece high in the air. You sat and watched your mother or father read your cryptic message. You got a kiss and a cuddle, maybe even a […]

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FUNNY LITTLE PUPPY

  Christmas is well and truly over. The build up is exciting , magical and memorable while the come down is a bit shit, to be frank. January for us started off a little differently this year. We added to our family. […]

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CARING…

  He drops his bag by the sitting room door. I ask how his day was. I generally get a one word answer. Teenagers, I think to myself as he makes his way over to his older brother. “Hey buddy” he gives […]

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Her Name is Lola …

  I don’t make New year resolutions, I never keep them .I felt guilty about not keeping them ,so these days ,I save myself that extra guilt trip by not making any at all; I am a great problem solver, clearly. This […]

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Out With The New …

Out with the new and in with the old. It’s the other way around for most people but we are not most people. In the last quarter of 2016, we spent quite a few nights in hospital with Ethan. It happened quickly […]

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