Birthdays

It was my birthday last week. My third birthday as a mum. My second since covid began. And I feel like I’m getting into my stride with both things. Although I do find the parenting easier than the pandemic. At least with parenting I can tell the two year old what to do and explainContinue reading “Birthdays”

Second Lockdown Birthday

When we had your first birthday in Lockdown I kept thinking this is fine. You don’t know what’s going on anyway so having it just be the three of us is more disappointing for me than it is for you or Dad. I think Dad was secretly relieved.At the time I said it’s fine. We’llContinue reading “Second Lockdown Birthday”

Dear Hull

Originally posted on Facebook in March 2020 Dear Hull, Lately I’m missing you. I’m thinking about my favourite times, my favourite places. The Top Deck in Princes Quay, before it made way for yet another cinema. The hours upon hours spent in Sun CafĂ© studying, reading, writing essays, but mostly drinking tea and having chats.Continue reading “Dear Hull”

New Year’s Eve Letter

Dear R, This is our second Christmas as a family of 3. And what a strange time its been since our first one. I would love to write this and not have to use the c word. I would love to write this and talk about the friends you made at creche and at theContinue reading “New Year’s Eve Letter”