My problem with Fathers Day…

This is a really difficult post to write but in the interest of full disclosure┬áI couldn’t not write it. Both the Dazzler and I have difficult┬árelationships with our Fathers. Both had absentee fathers during childhood and both still haven’t resolved these issues. My Dad is charm itself. People love him and when you are with…

Memories to treasure…

My first and last last vivid memories of my Nan are the same. The last was my brothers Wedding day. It was also the last time that I would see her, and even though we spoke at least once a week (on a Tuesday, just before my uncle visited) this is still the memory that…

This ones for my Nan…

My wonderful Nan would have been 91 today and was one of my best friends. Her birthday was 2 days before mine and we celebrated our 21st and 70th birthdays together!! She was, and always will be my birthday twin. My Nan loved to dance and some of my earliest memories are dancing round her…

We are family…..

This Easter, for various reasons, we missed going home to family so this week we have tried to make up for it. Yesterday we met up with our fantastic niece and nephew who we haven’t seen for a while. It’s amazing how kids change in short amounts of time and I can already see the…

Make Mother’s Day Flabulous…

I’m sitting here for the second night in a row with my mum, full, laughing, and just a little bit worse for wear and it’s not even Mother’s Day till tomorrow!!! I remember the years where I would send a huge bouquet of flowers, turning up on her doorstep to take her out to lunch…

UncleHood

I’m sitting here after a fantastic couple of days looking after nephew number 2, with my mum, whilst nephew number 3 was being born. I have to say I feel truly honoured, not only because I have the most amazing nephews (not to mention a fabulous niece) with such individual personalities that- even though they…