New experiences

New experiences

I love new experiences and I really love experiencing things for the first time with Clara. There is something special about both trying something new at the same time. This month was all about ticking something off our summer life list. We have always wanted to attend a festival and got the chance to visit Camp Bestival at the start of the month. It was so much fun and we loved every moment. Even though we were there as a family, it really felt like we were enjoying time as a couple as…continue reading →
A selfie summer

A selfie summer

This summer has blessed us with so many glorious sunny days, that almost all our evenings are being spent on the beach or down the park. We've started to refer to this summer as the selfie summer, as I try to document our time together with a quick snap wherever we are. I'm quite good at getting my big camera out to snap memories of M. But when it comes to Clara and I, I'm quite content with a mobile picture. This month has been packed full of prep for Camp Bestival, birthday…continue reading →
Take my hand

Take my hand

Last weekend we were excited to attend Britmums Live, a blogging conference in London. We were really looking forward to attending as our blog was up for an award and I was reading a blog post during the Bloggers Keynotes. A great advantage to blogging with someone you know and love, is that you have a hand to hold whenever you need it. Which means you don't have to walk into a huge event full of faces you know and don't know, alone. (Taken by the lovely security man) I am a shy…continue reading →
Shoulder to shoulder we stand

Shoulder to shoulder we stand

The start of this month was full of unexpected events and sadness which really tested our relationship like any sudden rush of emotions can. Neither of us had ever experienced such a terrible week, so it was encouraging to see that in times of trouble we stand shoulder to shoulder. I really don't know how I would have got through the last few weeks if it wasn't for Clara and some incredible friends. This month's Me and You photo was taken the weekend after my nan and Clara's friend passed. We weren't in…continue reading →
Child free trip

Child free trip

We love M more than we ever imagined you could love and we love spending as much time with him as possible. But we also enjoy couple time and the opportunity for a child free trip. The other day we got to travel to London to see The Book of Mormon and behave like tourists. Even though we've visited London together many times during our relationship, there is just something special about being there together. There was no trying to squeeze a pushchair between the throbbing crowds of tourists in Picadilly Circus, or…continue reading →
Two women in love

Two women in love

When I was asked to be part of the Me and You photography project, I felt it would be a great opportunity to share more about C and I as two women in love and not just as M's Mummy and Mama. We love our roles as parents, but we both feel it's important to remember why we fell in love with each other. Last month I shared my fear of holding C's hand, at one point in our relationship, which got me thinking about our relationship before M. The many nights we…continue reading →
A hand to hold

A hand to hold

I have always found holding C's hand incredibly comforting, it's something that warms me to the core. We can be sitting next to each other in the cinema, or even laying in bed and I know I can reach across and take C's hand and she'll hold mine back. There was a time in our relationship where holding C's hand filled me with anxiety. I feel ashamed of this time and it makes me sad to think about it, but it's part of the past and can't be changed. I'd experienced homophobia in…continue reading →
A quick captured moment

A quick captured moment

Since Clara and I have been together, we've been quite fond of taking a couples selfie. But as the years have passed and our family of two became three, we've discovered we take less and less pictures of just the two of us. As much as we love our family photos, it's nice to have some memories of how we look as a couple together, to look back on. When Lucy from Dear Beautiful got in touch with an idea for a new photography project called Me and You, I was very happy…continue reading →