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Kidney Disease & My Family

Growing up I was extremely close to my Grandparents. I spent a lot of time with them whilst my Mum and (ex) step dad worked hard for my brother and me. I remember times when we’d walk up to town with my grandparents and my Nan would have to stop and catch her breath frequently. She would also feel the …

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A Sleepover At My Grandad’s

Just over a week ago hubby had planned a trip to see his Nan who had just had an operation. It meant that I was going to be home for a couple of days (one night) on my own with the three girls. Part of me was excited and part of me dreaded it. So hubby suggested that I go …

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My Sunday Photo 2016 – 4/52

Last Sunday we had woken up to glistening snow and spent the morning playing in the cold. This Sunday we woke up and headed to Essex, my hometown, to visit my Grandad. We went for breakfast at the Roebuck then off to get P1 and P3 some new shoes. Every time I mention my Grandad it’s always about feeling so …

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“It sounds silly because shopping is such an ordinary thing”

Growing up I always spent time with my Grandparents. Just them and me. My Nan and my Grandad. We went to Scotland for holidays to visit my Grandad’s sister, we went to Somerset to visit Grandad’s friend on a farm he owned. I spent pretty much every afternoon after school with them. But now I rarely get quality time with …

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“P3 stared at him warily”

Wednesday’s are always one of our busier days but at the same time it’s quite a pleasant day as P1 goes to an after school club. This week we invited my Grandad over. When my Grandad travels the 40 odd miles from his house to ours, I always worry that he’s coming such a long way and we never really …

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“We’ve just had a four day weekend”

I am the type of person that is quite content with lazying around the house. After a while it does start to feel like you’re in jail, sharing your cell with screeching children, which is why I now make the effort to attend two play groups a week with P2 and P3. I met a lovely lady well over a …

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“P2 seems much older when she returns”

Once a month P1 and P2 get packed up and spend the weekend with my Mum, Step-Dad and brother. This weekend was the second time we’ve had this and although I miss them both extreme amounts it’s also really bloody nice to just have one child to care for. This weekend we decided to go to the cinema and use …

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“My Nan was in my dreams”

Losing my Nan was the worst thing to ever happen to me. I felt an emotion that I’d never felt before and I’m scared to feel it again. I can’t even describe the way it felt. I felt the same thing last night during my dream. It was so real and so terrifying. My Nan was in my dreams, in …

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October Half Term 2014

We always seem to suck when it comes to organising things to do over the school holidays. I tend to plan in my head but never put those plans into action. This October half term has been completely different to our usual school holidays. It feels like we haven’t stopped! It started on Saturday with P1 going away for the …

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Letter To My Nan – 1 Year

Hi Nan, I don’t think anyone knew how we’d all react when today came. Monday and Tuesday I cried several times, feeling anxious and agitated about today. I knew I didn’t want to be moping around feeling sorry for myself. Today, the girls have been really treated and it was lovely to watch them have fun at Build-A-Bear. I know …

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A Visit To Buckingham Palace

I relied on my Grandparents for childcare when I was working, they looked after P1 three times a week until my Nan’s health really got bad, but then it was still two times a week. P1 has learnt so much from her Great-Grandparents and she’s been extremely lucky to have spent so much time with them. My Nan’s death didn’t …

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Letter To My Nan – 6 Months

To Nan, I can’t and don’t want to believe that it’s been 6 months without you. Half a flipping year and I can tell you now that the pain just seems to get worse each day. There’s so much I want to talk to you about. So much guidance that I need, the type of advice that only you could …

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Letter To My Nan – 4 Months

Hi Nan, I’m really struggling this month accepting that I’ll never see you again or be able to feel your warm arms around me as our glasses clash when we hug. I miss you! Grandad wasn’t very imaginative with the Christmas presents this year, he definitely needs you to guide him on that one. I did all our Christmas shopping …

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Christmas Part 2

Yesterday, we had our Christmas family gathering round the MiLs. Hubby’s Grandparents, Uncle, Auntie & Cousins/OHs were all there ready for games, quizzes and food. My MiL is always really good at organising parties full of fun. Again, I think it’s best to just show you our day in pictures: I used my new camera today! Do you like the …

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