Archives for posts with tag: parents

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.

TikTok.

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.

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 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.

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. 😍

Finished a great book.

Finding out that mum and dad’s new house is actually not where I thought it was and is somewhere better suited to them.

Had an evening to myself.

The beautiful blue sea.

The coastal walk.

Getting to know (and joke with) Andrea, Graham and Doreen. And feeling like an adult with them.

Going through the New Forest on the train. I love that place.

Adam singing new lyrics in the van.

Big hugs from mum and dad.

My train ticket to POO.

The new plant from my neighbour.

A walk with Jo. And giving her some flowers. Also the delicious almond croissant.

Getting my very late Christmas and birthday presents from my parents. Opening presents is fun.

Multitasking and doing my day job whilst doing vulva stuff too. I felt so accomplished today.

My parents being at my Labia Lessons. They were adorable.

Tash dropping round my care package – so adorable!

A walk round the park with Jen. Quick but useful to verbalise some things and understand some things better in my own head. She’s great but she’s not always right and I can trust myself too.

Listening to Black Parade on repeat as I walked to work.

The ceremonial eating of the only ripe boat tomato.

Swimming in the river, by the cows.

And shooing them off with mum when they came charging at us as we got in the water.

The beautiful beautiful Thames by Oxford. So peaceful and idyllic.

Shelling peas, under the trees.

Swimming in the Thames.

Being on the boat with mum and dad, having some nice conversations and watching the quiet watery world go by.

Seeing my family again.

Playing with Freddie and he giggles and smiles and trusts me.

Bum bum bum bum bum bum TUMMY!

The conservatory at the Barbican.

Delicious pasta dinner with Holly.

The photo of my parents looking in love in amongst the plants.

Listening to my podcast.

The squirrel that was right beside me as I walked through the estate.

Having mum and dad in London, walking along the canal in the sun and lunch on a canal boat cafe.

The Paper Man. Such an amazing play that I just wasn’t expecting.

And dad telling me they’d watched 100 Vaginas

A day on the boat with my parents. So so lovely to be cruising along on the countryside.

Stuart chatting more to them both. It was so much better this time.

Feeling mega close to Stuart, for a second day in a row.

Coming up to the boat to see my parents. Watching the Vicar of Dibley. Sitting by the fire.

Photos of me and mum wearing my vulva t-shirts.

A beautiful, sunny walk with them.

Telling them all about Body of Women. A big moment and it went well. And then mum gave me a big hug again before bed and told me how proud of me she is and she was sorry for being rubbish when it all happened. It feels good to have told them.

A card from my parents. The artwork is so similar to mine from uni.

My lovely doctor. I really liked him.

I went to the gym. Operation positive is on.


A little four person pub quiz team. It was nice. 

Delicious pub pizza.

Mum listening to my whole story and not interrupting.


Seeing my parents new flat for the first time. And giving them my handmade bowl as a housewarming gift. And it being fun. And nice. And no arguments.

Going for a drink at their local, cool pub. It’s nice here.

Okja. Sad but funny too. I want a big pig best friend.


Going lambing! I was so excited. And by far the oldest child with their parents on the farm.

The smell of my haircut. 

Wine, wine, olives, wine, kissing.


Spending the day with mum and dad. And getting my jars back.

Cream tea in the park.

Chatting boys with Lauren and Scarlett in the kitchen.


My hands.

Lunch with Rose and James. A little quiz and a nice chat. It was a nice quiet, calm work day and I got loads done. I made an excellent to do list.

Coming home. Home home. Parent hugs. Familiar smells.