Sowing Seeds of Hope

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. Audrey Hepburn Sam and I have been very busy in the garden the last week or so. When we moved into our house last Summer there were lots of beautiful plants in the garden that we had no idea what to do with! We did aContinue reading “Sowing Seeds of Hope”

Etta’s Funeral

A year ago today, we celebrated Etta’s life in Cheltenham surrounded by family and friends. I don’t take that for granted now. Sam’s brother Tom led the service for us and there will never be the words to thank him. Finding the words at a child’s funeral must be so difficult, let alone your ownContinue reading “Etta’s Funeral”

Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 15

We are more than halfway through the Better for Etta Kindness Campaign 🙌🏻. Thank you for all the support, donations and kind messages so far. I’ve loved seeing all of your kind acts for Etta too. If you’d still like to donate towards Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal then here is the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/betterforetta Today’sContinue reading “Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 15”

Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 10

Today was a lovely Christmassy one! We made Christmas wreaths!! One is for my Mum and Dad’s front door (who live down the road), one is for our door and we made an extra for a friend. He’s just bought his first home and we didn’t think he’d buy one for his first Christmas there!Here’sContinue reading “Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 10”

Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 9

Today’s kind act is definitely going to become a Woolford family Christmas tradition! We got a Macdonalds drive-thru breakfast on our way to choose a Christmas tree and paid for the person’s food behind us. Sam and I felt like naughty schoolchildren when Sam asked the server if it was possible. Sam saw the womanContinue reading “Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 9”

Better for Etta Kindness Campaign- Day 3

Today’s kind act is buying an ethical advent calendar. I know what you’re thinking… it’s not December!! But I wanted to share now in case this was one people wanted to join in with and they hadn’t sorted out an advent calendar yet. I chose to gift Sam an ‘Advent of Change’ Advent Calendar whichContinue reading “Better for Etta Kindness Campaign- Day 3”

Better for Etta Kindness Campaign- Day 2

Today I chose a present for Etta’s birthday from the Bristol Children’s Hospital wish list. The play department (which was a real source of joy for us and Ezzie while at BCH) have chosen the toys they think will be most popular . I was delighted to see some of the presents that I hadContinue reading “Better for Etta Kindness Campaign- Day 2”

Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 1

Today we were kind to ourselves. After all- you can’t pour from an empty cup. I’ve spent all day crying but so overwhelmed by other people’s love and kindness for us. And not just today- but every day since Etta’s diagnosis. So today’s act of kindness is from you. Thank you. Thank you to thoseContinue reading “Better for Etta Kindness Campaign Day 1”

You Are My Sunshine

I woke up this morning feeling quite cheerful. I think that’s saying something as Ezzie decided 5.15 was an acceptable wake up time. But early mornings and night wake ups don’t upset me as much anymore because I keep thinking that I should have a 4 month old with me and she would definitely beContinue reading “You Are My Sunshine”