I'm an ambitious and stubborn twenty-something writer, married but separated, working, hospitality graduate, mum to three amazing little girls and expecting a baby boy in July 2016. I'm a twice cancer survivor (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma) and survivor of the very deadly HELLP Syndrome, all of which are things I try to raise awareness of on this blog. In addition to spending time with my wonderful family, I have a love of travel, poetry, dancing, music, writing, social media, the Somerset Carnivals and blogging.
I aim to use this blog to tell the funny, beautiful and unsightly truth of being crazy with twins - it began with my twin pregnancy and will continue through raising twins and a singleton, as well as my current pregnancy. There are also posts on this blog about being a stepmum and many posts written whilst my husband and I were still together. I am brutally honest, I wear my heart on my sleeve and I bare all my scars and my heartaches on this blog.
It is a journey of tears, sarcasm, rants and giggles!
This man was my rock for four years of marriage and then things happened which we couldn't recover from. In a way he is still my rock, as we have formed a solid friendship and are united in bringing up our girls. He is a proud father of four. His big loves are drum corps and the Somerset Carnivals (how we met). He is a very talented percussion consultant by hobby and works in the building trade by day. He now lives in Somerset but spends time with our three incredible little girls every weekend. In the posts written pre-separation, he is referred to as "Hubs". In the post-separation posts he is referred to as "Jonny".
Bunny, 8 years old. Stubborn, creative and very kind. She has a somewhat unique sense of style and loves "designing" her own outfits. They are usually disastrous, but very cute. Likely to have a career in marketing, as she regularly quotes adverts, describes how great products are and does accidental sales pitches in shops! Bunny loves all things pink, purple and yellow, glittery, sparkly or shiny. Dresses instead of trousers ALWAYS and has quite a temper on her. She was angelic until she started Primary school, now she is 8 going on 13 in the attitude stakes.
Fluffy, the first of born of our twins, by 35 minutes (YES, it was a natural birth). She's got the longest hair and the most curls. The leftie, the thumb-sucker and the one who hears you say no, but does it anyway! She has an ultra cheeky grin and a full set of teeth (by time she was 18months). Fluffy loves watching tele, looking at books, destroying books, chatting, laughing and doing anything which involves either climbing or sitting down. The first to speak, the last to walk, but she is a very fast learner and spends little time practising.
Tiny, the littlest twin, was born weighing just 4lbs 1oz. She has the softest hair and the cheekiest grin, but mostly does as she's told. She was a mummy's girl at first, because Daddy was too scared to hold her, because she was just so tiny, but now is most definitely a Daddy's girl (and has him wrapped around her little finger). Tiny has an obsession with hair and shoes and is often found with a hairbrush in her hand, wearing someone else's shoes! The first to crawl and the first to walk, but she takes a long time to perfect things.
Rhino, 12 years old, is Hubs son, and my stepson. He loves computer games and has just about every PlayStation product going. A VERY fussy eater, who loves reading books and watching movies. Rhino is football crazy and plays every weekend. Sadly we don't get to see Rhino as much as we would like, as he lives far away, with his mum and his little sister.
Josh is a 21 year old chef, who dated me, got me pregnant, cheated on me and left me for someone 10 years younger than me, who we both happen to work with! He is Baby Bear's biological father, but his presence in Baby Bear's life is yet to be decided as we are no longer in contact and he is really not bothered.
A little boy due in July 2016.
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