I am originally from Brum...and so very proud of it. I grew up in the Westcountry-which I also love A LOT! But my roots are firmly in the Midlands, and it was evident to everyone around us in Somerset that we were not a local family. When my mum yelled; 'Jenniiiiiiiiiiii can I have a … Continue reading Oh you wonderful Midlands women…
You helped me navigate this journey of motherhood when you were struggling with not being a mum. You let me share my worries and concerns and took such care and kindness to listen and encourage when I also represented a life/dream lost. You helped me celebrate the milestones and brought light and humour when your … Continue reading Thank you from the bottom of my heart
This is a post about speaking out your truth-which I actively encourage. However, it does come with some disclaimers: Check your context. Saying out loud that you have an alarming rash, is more than appropriate to a medical professional, and even fine to a friend you are seeking sympathy from...but to the postman for example, … Continue reading out loud
I have missed this that sense of being settled, being at ease, being where I am supposed to be. I don't always instantly recognise you, but I know I am in good company, I feel free. Whether in a church hall, or a lounge or out for a walk in the woods...you calm my … Continue reading homecoming
I have been given a little window of freedom-my sweet husband is parenting solo right now-all power to him and praying that she is napping?! So I need to be doing life admin/write some youth group sessions/and just get some motivation back...because I am in what Dr Seuss describes as a 'slump': 'And when you're … Continue reading Glam Or Us?
Lots of things freak me out: small enclosed spaces big insects (except crickets they are fine...probably thanks to Disney and the noise they make, its nice and you know where they are, they aren't sneaky) the idea that I can be watched through my computer large waves (yup dreams of being a surfer or sailor … Continue reading It’s ok to be scared
So you may be aware of the fact that until a few years ago Mike and I were pretty much set on not having our own children. We were fairly open about our decision, so much so that when I shared we were pregnant A LOT of people thought that it was an accident/unplanned. Despite … Continue reading 2 became 3…how did that happen?