Archives for posts with tag: brother


Being all together as a family, having lunch in the garden for the last time.

Watching Ben laugh so hard retelling the new Dad’s Army film that he cried.

Coming back to Lauren. And my garden smells. Someone who can commiserate with me and a nice place to sit before the week starts again. 

A beautiful walk in the park with the kids. And playing in the park, swinging in the storm swing.

Painting the fence with my brother. Having all the conversations and talking about all the things. It was perfect.

Then watching Moana and drinking beer with him.


“Are you laughing at ‘otter’?” 

“Yes”

Knuffle with Jen.

Crashing my brother’s band practise. Sitting outside the shed he built, listening to him play, drinking a beer. What a perfect evening. 

When the sun came out in the garden

Being all together at Ben and Hannah’s

Hearing his band play


Driving! And singing as loudly as I wanted to.

Helping Ben and Han clean the house before Christmas. Scrubbing stairs with toothbrushes, using the water Hoover and admiring Ben’s amazing work on the flooring.

Singing Christmas carols with nan. And her reaction to Ben. Plus I understood her today. She talked right to me. And her ‘steady on!’ to mum sounded just like the nan from my childhood. 

Slept in until 12. Oh, sweet sweet sleep.

Going in the hot tub, in the sunny garden with the birds tweeting. And the beautiful smelling air. Then having breakfast at lunch time at the bottom.of the garden.

Dinner at Ben and Hannah’s. Lolz and the amazing shed. I love going to see them.

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Mum and dad’s 40th wedding anniversary garden party. I love big family parties.

Eating all five of the deserts.

Making Ben properly laugh with the Spiderman/Batman comment. 

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Cheese. So much cheese.
Seeing my hub for the first time. It’s exciting. Plus I got to stand around chatting in the sun for a while and miss hours of sitting at a desk.
James reminds me of my brother. It’s nice to be around that.

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My brother’s motivational speech to his wife.
Discovering how to put paragraphs into texts on my phone.
‘Stop spraying sperm around with abandon’ Lucy Mangan, Stylist.

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My brother sent me a photo of me in Look magazine. I’d forgotten about that!
Showing Ani the octopus video.
A beer and an avocado when I got home.