The Me & Mine Project {April 2017} …

This is us, and my first post joining The Me & Mine Project, I hope you enjoy having a read!   April has been a busy month, with Easter, bonnet making, two weeks of school holidays, a bedroom makeover and a birthday or four – I’m quite amazed we have made it to the end of it one piece. Here’s a little of what we’ve been up to… Me … Getting stuck into my new job and reading up on all the NHS policies has had me pretty busy to be honest! I felt a revival in passion for writing, […]

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It’s just a bed …

Yesterday we went to Ikea to pick out a new bed because ours is literally on its last legs. Even though we desperately need a new bed I’m feeling a little emotional about saying good bye to this one. It was bought when I was on my own, my first ‘big’ purchase after a car. It was part of my fresh start after Ells bio dad left us. It became our safe place for a few years, both of us snuggled in there together most nights. Then it became my marital bed when I married my amazing husband. Then the […]

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{Our Weekend} 9/04/17 …

This weekend has been a funny one. Time seems to have been slowed and stretched at the same time. I’m not complaining because we got loads done! I might be the only one who usually finds I wake up Saturday, blink and find it’s already Sunday night. But this weekend has been wonderfully slow and relaxed.   S A T U R D A Y Saturday morning, the first official day of the Easter holidays, we managed a lie in – unheard of in our house as the youngest is usually up at an ungodly hour. Ells took him down […]

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Lily and the feathers …

Mother’s Day is a bitter sweet day for us. Sweet in that we get to make memories with our children, eat great food and spend quality time together. Bitter in that there are children who aren’t with us. Little ones gone too soon that we never got to meet, that we never got to see grow. My gift from my husband and children this year was just perfect. Being a Mummy to 2 rainbow babies means there are babies we never got to meet. I always think of them around Mother’s Day, what they would have looked like, what little […]

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Thalassophile …

Although born in England, I spent most of my growing years travelling the world with my family. Wherever we landed we never seemed to be too far from the sea. No wonder my love for the seas and oceans grew deep within my heart.   Every now and then we make the trip from middle England to the coast, and we absolutely love heading to Brixham.  Mr J’s parents live there, so there is always a valid excuse for the trip down. I love getting there early enough to nip into Paignton so we can stretch our legs out with […]

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Let me tell you what I really want …

I often get emails asking me to fill in this survey and that survey, and more often than not it ends up in the bin! I had one come through today and I thought I may as well seeing as I had a few minutes to myself. As I was entering in my retail therapy habits it asked me about my homeware habits. Do I buy cushions, throws, picture frames and candles? Firstly I share my home with boys/men (hubby, 3 grown stepsons, 1 small boy) so obviously I add my own feminine touches as and where I can. Howver […]

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Breathe …

  Do you ever have those days when you feel like you’ve been holding your breath all day? You get to the evening, dinner and bedtimes have been done, you slump into your favourite chair and exhale like you’ve been waiting to do it all day. Sometimes you can reach the end of the week feeling like you’ve been holding one breath in for 5 days and finally the weekend is here and you can exhale at last. Have you ever watched a film when the actor goes underwater and swims however inhumanly far on one breath but you hold […]

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Stormy waters …

Last week we sang Oceans, and whilst it isn’t my favourite (and yes I may have groaned inside and rolled my eyes like a petulant teenager) the words were necessary for so many of us. I felt the Holy Spirit fall over us like a soft blanket, and for many I felt they were held by Him for a moment. “You call me out upon the waters The great unknown where feet may fail And there I find You in the mystery In oceans deep My faith will stand And I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes […]

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September …

Half way through September already. How’d that happen? Feels like it was only a few weeks ago I had paid the deposit for our holibobs and yet here we are a couple weeks post jolly and feeling a bit blue.  I hate the post holiday blues, however this year they’ve been quelled slightly by the fact I’ve already booked next years. We’ve not been in a position to do that before and it was great! We’ve booked to go to the Isle of Wight, which my girl is already dubbing it our ‘nearly almost abroad holiday’ bless her. She’s possibly […]

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Seeing red …

There’s no doubt I have a fiery temper when pushed too far, but this is not a post about that. It’s all about my hair! Yes superficial and shallow though it is, changing ones hair colour can be wildly uplifting, liberating or heart breaking. I’ve experienced all of these in my time of colouring my hair. From white blonde all the way through to Mortisha Addams blue black hair. It’s been pixie cut and all the way down to my waist with all lengths in between. The fact is my hair reflects who I am at that moment. I change […]

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