Archives for posts with tag: family

Croissants for breakfast. Memories of sitting together eating croissants from when I was a kid. And the way we eat them that no one else does.

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Standing with dad at Botley station.

The bed sheets are so soft at mum and dad’s.

Bumping into Tony and Jane at Sainsbury’s.

Thinking and hoping for this flat.

Taking my time getting to the train station and wandering around Oliver Bonas.

Chatting to mum and dad about the flat I’m looking at and getting excited about the idea that I might be able to buy it.

Tying the boob cushion under mums boob so she could get up and eat with us.

A walk with dad down into town.

A night of fixing, Sandi and Have I Got news For You.

Lying next to mum on the sofa.

Ultra bubble machine.

Ben farting.

Dad and Fred having cuddles by the fire.

Favourite Japanese incense ❤️

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse.

Just a nice relaxed day with mum and dad. And lots of veggie food.

And spotting the woodpecker in the tree at the bottom of the garden.

A mossy green walk in the forest.

Group napping in the afternoon.

Made in Dagenham.

A cup of tea in bed, delivered by Jo.

Dishoom breakfast. Plus lots of chai. And a free birthday pancakes!

Coming home to mum and dad.

A walk in bluebell wood. Sans bluebells, obvs. It was frosty and crunchy and beautiful.

Snow! It still makes me so excited to see the first snow.

Dancing and singing to Christmas songs.

Seeing zebras at Fred’s nursery.

Cuddles with him on the sofa.

Walking into the village and seeing a kingfisher, a heron and a water vole.

Frosty frosty.

Walking over Hungerford bridge and seeing the sun shine on St Paul’s.

Being with mum and dad in their new house, talking about family history.

Being in the G&L women’s forum. A room of women in my department, fighting for equalities. I love that feeling.

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Photos of the boys, including one of Alf really loving his bath!

Walking round Highgate cemetery with mum and dad.

Mint LQW big top show. The Sisters of Shejus were brilliant. Watching the lesbian royalty interact with each other was fascinating.

Having a nice day with mum and dad. I was worried it would be hard but it wasn’t.

Big belly laughs at Jen and Fiona’s. Finally.

Gail’s pastries.

Finding the right big sketchbook for Fred.

Quaggy cup day.

Chatting to Hannah, Holly and Dan for most of the day.

My Guinness cake was actually really nice.

Showing Ben and Han around where I live and work. I loved that they were so surprised by how quiet it is.

Discovering the back garden of Vagabond. So cute!

Working on the vulva booklet and it being easier than I had anticipated.

The launch of the Tree Trail. Such a lovely event and it was sunny and everyone loved it and I learnt so much.

Finishing the link dungarees for Fred. I can’t wait until he gets them!

Bumping into Chris’s friends Sam and Liz along Longmead. Spotted them a mile off.

Seeing how much my plants have grown!

Being back in the office and gossiping with Sally.

An evening cutting out patterns and fabric for some pink dungas for Fred.

Getting to Fam Camp.

Cleaning the penis off the board.

Fred running up to me.

Taking the Janaty women for a walk round the park in the sun.

Spotting the first butterfly of the season – a beautiful Comma.

Going for a walk at lunch time and it was warm and beautiful and felt like spring.

Also photos of my older nephew changing the nappy of his younger brother. Surprisingly adorable.

A massage with Joy that felt like it might actually be helpful.

Last minute invite to the Bob Marley musical.

Dinner with the Dowes.

Bonding with Alf.

Alf dancing to dubstep Gruffalo.

A walk in the woods, admiring all the moss.

Scything on the last day.

Little flowering buds on the damaged tree. I’m so glad it’s still alive.

Cuddles with Alf.

Meeting Alfie for the first time and having a tiny sleepy cuddle.

Seeing No Such Thing As A Fish at the London Palladium.

Meeting Andy and Anna outside for a photo!

Potted up the spider plant babies.

Sewed a pair of tiny dungarees after work when I really just wanted to lie on the sofa. I’m really glad I did something.

Photos of mum and dad with Fred and baby Alfie. 😍

Chocolate mousse made with tofu.

New nephew.

Rosie coming round for chats and tea.

Meeting Martha for the first time and hanging out with both the families for Fred’s birthday.

When he called me auntie Jo and held my hand.

Tried a cucumelon.

Pushing Noah through the tube station in his pram. Felt a bit weird but kinda cool.

Hugs and exchanges of outrage with my cousin.

Lols with Jonny and Alec.

Sue thinking we had to get to the kids park for 1pm to catch the train.

Dad coming down the slide and almost going balls first into Hannah.

Ben farting on video.

Fake Christmas – with songs and presents. Love giving homemade presents to people.

The three kids having bucket baths.

Everyone together for the awards ceremony, with a new award for Eileen and Maurice.