Let’s spread the word

Let’s spread the word

Yesterday I awoke from an unbroken sleep, post Valentines, to a happy jabbering toddler and a gorgeous wife fast asleep next to me. It was a lovely feeling. I feel so grateful for the love in my life. I feel grateful that I have been born into a loving and understanding family. I also woke up to the news that Ellen Page had publicly come out to the world at the human rights conference Time to THRIVE last night. We watched with a sense of pride filling us from head to toe. She…continue reading →
Clara’s Coming Out

Clara’s Coming Out

I always knew I wasn't into boys/men from a young age. I didn't have any crushes and I wasn't into boy bands. It wasn't until I was 15 that I really discovered my what my true feelings towards my sexuality were. I'd been invited to an Anne Summers party by a close friend of mine and at the end of the night I was given a catalogue to take home and browse through. That evening, as I looked through the catalogue I realised I was extremely attracted to the women in the pictures.…continue reading →
Stonewall Launch Campaign to Eradicate Homophobia at work

Stonewall Launch Campaign to Eradicate Homophobia at work

I'm very grateful to work with C's family, there is no issue of my sexuality (Well  I am married to their daughter) and I haven't got to worry about homophobia in the workplace. Many people who identify as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual are still faced with awful levels of homophobia whilst at work, so Stonewall have launched a new campaign to help eradicate homophobia in the workplace. This campaign involves the sharing of images across buses, tubes and advertising boards that highlight an image of someone who is lesbian, gay or bisexual with…continue reading →
Ikea Makeover and Magazine Feature

Ikea Makeover and Magazine Feature

Our blog has provided us with so many fantastic opportunities. Working with Mamas and Papas on their Urbo How we roll feature that showed same sex parents was a huge highlight of 2012. So when Ikea contacted us and asked if we would like an Ikea makeover and to be featured in their Living magazine we couldn't refuse. Last year we were living in C's parents loft and it was in major need of a colour injection and some storage. Over a couple of days the lovely Ikea team, including the fab stylist…continue reading →
The Importance of Role Models

The Importance of Role Models

I long to live in a world where "Coming out" is not such big news. Where we aren't forced to question our sexuality and make some form of announcement if we wish our nearest and dearest to know who floats our boat. It would please me no end if future media publications didn't report on stories with "Lesbian Ellen makes TV History" and that sexuality plays no part in every day discussion, unless YOU chose this to be the topic. But something I do feel important is the importance of role models who…continue reading →
Why didn’t you adopt?

Why didn’t you adopt?

When Kirsty and I told everyone we wanted to start a family together, many people asked us - 'Will you be adopting?' That question never really seemed to bother me that much in the past, however, now we have our son, it is really starting to play on my mind. Especially as the question has now changed to 'Why didn't you adopt?!' & 'Will you adopt the next baby?' Our answer, sadly, is no, we will not be adopting. I have the upmost respect for those who adopt and foster. There are so…continue reading →
Making the most of time.

Making the most of time.

Since becoming parents we've certainly realised it's not always rosy, as mentioned in a previous post. Suddenly this little miracle is the pivotal part of your day. From waking moments to going to bed, almost every thought is about this mini human. This can leave little or no time for the one (in our case) you loved enough to create this amazing life, with. When the opportunity to attend the Mad Blog Awards was provided to us, our first thoughts were how much we would miss our little man. As the weeks passed…continue reading →
LGBT Visibility in The Media – Times are Changing

LGBT Visibility in The Media – Times are Changing

I am incredibly proud to call myself a gay woman. It's who I am. I can't change who I am and I wouldn't want to. I have a gorgeous wife, who makes me laugh and smile every day and together, through our love we created our son. He is the centre of both our lives, whom we love and adore with every fibre of our being. I am grateful to be a gay woman living in Britain. I am able to live without fear. I am able to walk down the street with…continue reading →
My womb is happy to stay empty

My womb is happy to stay empty

Now that Monkey is 11 months old, we've started to think about expanding our family further. Even though its something that's just in discussion at the moment we are quite open about the topic and happy to let people know we will hope to have another baby in the not too distant future. As soon as the topic of us having another baby comes up, I can almost always tell what question we are about to be asked. It's usually goes along the lines of me saying I want 4 children, C saying…continue reading →