Fixing everything now

Following the crash I’m piecing things together. It didn’t back up properly but I have fragments everywhere so it’ll just be a few weeks or so before most things are back and in place. I seem to have lost some of the letters sadly but am looking through old computer backups to try and locate them. If not, I’ll reproduce those I can remember.

I only have about 370 posts to recover.

Thank you for your patience.

Life can be simple

Dear Baby Girls,

Probably the best thing grand-dad taught me was that life is really simple as everything falls under two categories: things you can change and things you can’t.

“If you spend time worrying about things you can’t change then you’re wasting your time and life. Focus on the things you can change,” he said.

And if there’s something you really want or need that falls under the “things you can’t” category then set out a plan to get yourself in a position where you can change it.

Very simple philosophy but so very true. Don’t stress about things you can’t change yet.

Lots of love

edit: After reading what I’d written a friend sent me this :


Your sister, your friend

Dear Baby Girls,

Today the three of us were dancing and, for a change, you didn’t notice when I sat down. So you continued to dance, holding hands and smiling at each other. You both looked so very happy.

I hope you realise how lucky you are to have a sister. She’s a built-in best friend. Later in life this will mean living with your own personal hairdresser, stylist and confidant. Continue reading “Your sister, your friend”

Driving me crazy

Dear Baby Girls,

When you learn to drive, learn how to drive a manual first (“drive stick” in American-speak just in case it’s taken over the world by the time you read this).

Yes, it’s a little bit harder at first but it’s safer and gives you more options in the future. It means you’ll be able to handle anything that cars throw at you.

And there’s a valuable lesson there too: sometimes taking the harder route gives you skills and experience to handle far more than the task at hand.

Don’t just look for the easy way. Being challenged isn’t scary – it’s a good thing. I can’t say you’ll be able to do everything first time (or even the tenth time), but I can say that you can do ANYTHING you truly set your mind to.

So do everything well and embrace skills wherever you can. Life is not about how easily you can do something – it’s about the depth of the experience and how much you get out of it.

Lots of love


Dear Baby Girls,

Today you came home! Yes, the world isn’t just the white walls you’ve been looking at for the past 22 days. You had your very first car trip (which had you both fascinated) and then we introduced you to your house and room.

It has to be said that Rhapsody seemed uninterested in the new surroundings but Gypsy was fascinated by simply everything in not only her room but the house.

It’s hard to tell you how wonderful it is to finally have you here in your own home.

It turns out I didn’t really know what ‘home’ truly meant until we had two little ones in here as well.

Lots of love