Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Couple...

A couple love each other very much.
The couple have a strong, mature relationship.
The couple decide to start a family.
The couple are blessed with a healthy family.
The couple love their family very much.
The couple find being parents stressful.
The couple are stressed at the children.
The couple are stressed at each other.
The couple are unhappy.
The couple decide they can no longer be happy together.
The couple decide to part.
The couple, recently so much in love, are no more.

Disclaimer: Please do not read this as a reflection of my current situation - DH and I are still very much together. It does however reflect a simplified understanding of how our relationship was impacted over the past 3 years and is part of my search for remedies.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


So I guess you are probably all wondering where I have been hiding for the past 4 months?
Since B turned 1 in December I have returned to work 25 hours a week.  I am very fortunate to be able to work from home and after a couple of months of searching I have found a lovely nanny who looks after C and B in our home.

I know I am privileged in both of these respects.  I am never far away from my children.  I can hear them when they are playing downstairs and see them when they are playing in the garden.  I often try to come downstairs at lunchtime so I can eat with them.

Thomas Land has Expanded!

Last Wednesday we were invited to Thomas Land to attended the opening of it's £2.5 million expansion, which has seen it increase in size by 40%. Thomas Land is situated within Drayton Manor Theme Park nr Tamworth, Staffordshire which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year!  Being Kent-dwellers, this is not as local to us I we would like and organising the 3 hours plus car journey around rush hour took some planning.

This was to be our 3rd visit to Thomas Land.  C is still as mad about trains as she was for our first visit a year ago, and now B (no doubt spurred on by his sister) is really starting to take an interest too.  He loves playing with the Thomas Wooden Railway at home and is starting to pay more attention to the TV series.