My Twin Girls: I Cannot Believe How Different You Are

At the end of this month my twin girls will turn six years old. Their tastes, characters and personalities have really developed now and OMG how different they are. I actually don’t mean just the odd thing that is different they are at the best of times polar opposites. The last few weeks I have been doing the school run full-time because I have been unable to work because of my recent health scare. When we arrive home from school, the first of their differences becomes very obvious. I tell the girls to go and change out of their uniforms,… [Read More]

My Four Daughters Or Donkeys :My Sunday Photo

On one of those very rare moments all five of my children were in the same room. And I captured this particularly magical moment where young meets old playing a game of “Don’t Be A Donkey”, I’m not sure much playing of the game was actually happening, it was a more a case of let’s pretend we are donkeys and take a selfie. While they messing around trying to take a selfie, I snapped this moment. I love the relationship between my five children, especially with the age gap of nearly 16 years, because they still have so much fun,… [Read More]

Sisters: My Sunday Photo

On Wednesday just gone it was my birthday, and my 20 year old daughter came home from university for a few days. Which was wonderful as I got to see her on my birthday, many moments make your life worthwhile, and my Sunday Photo this week is without a doubt, one of them. Whenever my daughter E comes home from university, her sisters R and M are so excited to see her, they love having her around, and cuddles are the order of the day. They are always asking her when she is due back home so they can see… [Read More]

The Twins Turned Five and OMG! They Have Changed 

Just under two weeks ago our twin girls, R and M, turned five years old. Along with turning five I think they had character and personality changes as well. There was a time when they were four years old all of a fortnight ago that they were the best of friends. Well, I wouldn’t call them bad friends now, but they are learning the art of getting their sister into trouble with mum and dad on a scale that is incredibly irritating to mum and dad! Some examples of this new found ability of telling tales are: We are in… [Read More]

My Two Eldest Daughters Have Grown Up 

There was definitely a point in my mid to late teens that it was not cool to be seen in public with my parents. In my case it was just my mum. The days of going to Tesco to do the weekly shop was a big NO NO! Just in case I bumped into any of my friends. Conversation between the two of us became less and was usually limited to what I wanted to eat for tea, and if you are going out what time will you be home.  There was a time before this that I would have… [Read More]

Half: Brothers and Sisters 

Regular readers of my blog will know that I have five children from two marriages. The oldest three are from my first marriage and my five year old twin girls are from my second marriage.  When my wife and I found out she was pregnant, which we found out was going to be twins, I had one overwhelming fear which was how accepting will my older children be at having two new half sisters? My worry and fear was that I didn’t want them to feel in any way that they were less loved or thought of or wanted by… [Read More]

My Brother: How Things work out in Life 

I have written before about my sibling relationships and how unfortunately due to a very dysfunctional childhood it’s left the relationship with my sibling in tatters to the point today that none of us speak to each other. It is very sad, but its just the way life works out.   Growing up I have so many fantastic memories of my brother, so instead of focusing on the negatives of a dysfunctional upbringing I thought I would relate some incredible memories of a very strong sibling relationship I had with my brother before it all went wrong.  I am the… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo ( Big Sister) 

This weekend my 19 year old daughter came home for the weekend from university.  Her twin sisters R and M miss her so much, when she is away studying at university,and never stop talking about her. So it is was a special moment on Saturday morning when they got to have cuddles with her on the sofa.  Although there is a 14 year age gap it never ceases to amaze me how strong the sibling bond is. A very special relationship.