Friday, 23 February 2018

Siblings || February 2018

I feel like these navy coats appear in more photos with my kids than I actually do. They have different outfits under their coats each month, but we always take our Siblings picture outside. Living in sunny Wales means that once September is over, we need our big coats.

I take my birthday week off each year. It stems from being a February child, my birthday was always around the half-term holidays. Now I'm an actual grown up, I still like my week off in February. It's also our anniversary this week too.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A letter to my younger self

To the 21-year-old Gemma who thinks she knows everything,

You actually don't. It's now 10 years later and you still don't, but your head is screwed on a little tighter now and you have more of an idea about what you're doing and where you're going.

The next 10 years are not going to be as straightforward as you think. Right now you're a single Mam to an almost two-year-old little boy. You work 40+ hours a week to make sure you can make rent each month, keep him in clothes and fed. You're doing OK with it. He's happy and healthy. You have a strong and supportive family who are always there for you so you never have to feel like a single Mum alone.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

7 years married

After only 10 months together, Mark and I were married on the 19th February 2011. I still don't know what possessed my Mother to let her 23-year-old Daughter get married so quickly. Rest assured, our girls will not be doing the same.