Well we got through Xmas at break neck speed. We ate too much; drank way too much and had a fab time with family and friends. Ophelia got inundated with presents and now has a concept of what Christmas is. Now we’ve reached human slug state thoughts naturally turn to the year ahead. 2020. WTAF?!… Continue reading New Year; New you? And all that jazz
A few ponderings about a whole 10 years of Claire and Andrew. This is my take; I’m sure Andrew will put his version at some point….probably. The summer of 2019 saw the occasion of Andrew and I being together for 10 years. Now bearing in mind I hadn’t celebrated an anniversary with any boyfriend… Continue reading A decade of Team McFowkes
September and October are always going to be odd months for us. Now we’re 4 years down the line we “should be” used to it. We “should be” fine; after all we’ve got Ophelia, we have our health, we’re happy in our jobs and we’ve just moved house and got our fresh start. And yet…..… Continue reading Reflections on Alexandra’s 4th birthday, Baby Loss Awareness Week and Ophelia’s 3rd birthday
Bravery – how do you even define what that is? I’m often told that I’m brave or strong when talking about our survival after losing Alexandra. The reality is that I didn’t really have any choice. In the early days many immediate spoken and written and reactions was “stay strong”. What does that even mean?… Continue reading Get Your Big Girl Panties On
Just a little write up about our weekend in Edinburgh at the festival for Andrew’s birthday. We’ve well and truly checked our privilege and freely acknowledge we couldn’t go as often as we do or at all if Andrew’s parents didn’t live in Edinburgh. Andrew’s Scottish and never went until a few years ago! The… Continue reading It’s the Edinburgh Fringe Darhling!
* Whether you use them to feed or not It’s national/world or something or other breast feeding week so I thought I’d write about my own experience with breastfeeding. I’m very much of the make the most informed and best choice for yourself camp. I’m proud that I was able to a) get breastfeeding established… Continue reading Boobies are brilliant*
It is a truth universally acknowledged that it’s probably best to go on holiday to recover from a house move. Although with a toddler in tow true breaks for the adults are long gone for a while! This house move has certainly been quite emotional as we made the break from the house and… Continue reading A Holiday without stabilisers