A Tale of Three Tinies

So… We have a new Tiny! A gorgeously pink, living, breathing baby girl… Now safely at home with two very excited siblings. Tinker. Toddler. Tiny. Our new familiar bliss! My little family boxset: complete. No need to say more than this! Except… Well, except I have this blog… And night feeds in full swing; So…

Full Term

Another pregnancy post. I figured as we’ve covered the whirlwind first trimester, the cute and cosy second phase and the hardest-slog-yet third… I may as well round it off here! Because here we are at… 37 weeks! Which means that, while there’s still probably a couple more to go, I am, nevertheless, what is considered full term. Which in…

Gestational Diabetes: 6 Weeks On

So, last time I wrote on this topic, I was freshly diagnosed and finding the whole thing rather overwhelming. Yet, I began writing this new post whilst sat in the hospital waiting room, 2 days after Christmas, 5 weeks on, waiting for an appointment that initially felt a lifetime away. Time really does fly when you’re having fun, hey?! …

A Curacy Christmas: Exhibit D-(Day)

So here it is, Merry Christmas! Husband left the house at eight am on Christmas Eve for back to back services and gatherings; came home for three hours; and then left again, to be back home at 2am. He’ll sleep until the kids wake at 6 and is preaching again tomorrow morning! And you know…

The Medical Pregnancy 

A couple of weeks ago, upon rather abruptly arriving at the third trimester, I wrote a blog post in honour of the second. The beautiful, blooming and buzzing second trimester, as I had experienced it. It was an indulgent exercise in nostalgia; capturing the joy and awe that I was feeling once more, at growing…

School Comforts

So I mentioned in my previous post that I’d been getting rather… emotional… lately. This week, that’s proven to be a bit of an understatement! I mean it really, really doesn’t take much at the best of times, but yesterday morning… Well, it was plain embarrassing. We went for an introductory tour around what we hope…

Purple Trousers

Disclaimer: This is a rather detailed post, celebrating the highs- and even the lows-of a third, final, and (so far!) healthy pregnancy. Please don’t read if this topic might upset you!

Going the Distance… with a Pumpkin (or 6!)

October 31st. Hallowe’en, Samhain, The Feast of the Dead, Light Night,  the Eve of All Saints… Or… In our house… Our wedding anniversary! Back in 2009, I was working as a teaching assistant and still, as ever, in love with the glorious season of Autumn. So, we planned our wedding to fall on the final…

Summer Holiday Hacks- and Fails!

Someone recently asked if the school holidays really made any difference to me, being at home with pre-schoolers and all. And I think in any case, I would have said yes; but having just moved accross the country to a brand new area… this current ‘yes’ is emphatic to say the least! See, the thing…

Reading Between the Lines

Now that the cake is out of the tin, so-to-speak, I thought it might be fun just to go back over a few previous blog posts and, you know… fill in the gaps. So. Here goes…. “Temporary Perks” Read: I am still in absolute shock about an incredibly personal, life-changing matter that today, (the day before Husband…

On Baking. (But not really…)

(Disclaimer: if personal oversharing – and particularly family planning- is not what you want to read about right now, then I’d advise that this post is not for you! Thanks for stopping by x ) So, I’ve always loved cake.  Cake is joy. Cake is pure. Cake is the future. As a very little girl,…