'Mummy, come and look!' she sounded excited but still my heart sank.
He was unlike any man I’d ever laid eyes upon, and wore the most extravagant outfits.
We’d been married for a few years and had been desperate to start a family of our own.
‘Bed time,’ I called out to my little boy, Charlie, four, as he played with his toys on the living room floor. ‘Ohhhh muuuuum,’ he groaned. ‘Five more minutes.’ ‘Ok,’ I sighed, a soft touch. ‘But then it’s time to brush your teeth and go to sleep.’ ‘Yes!’ he squealed, turning his attention back to his toy cars as he […]
Sitting at my sewing machine, I stitched together pieces of fabric to make my fancy dress costume. Every year our family friends had a party on Christmas Eve and this year the theme was ‘Hollywood’. ‘That’s it!’ I’d said, as my partner, Scott, and I snuggled up on the sofa watching a festive film a few days […]
Just as I finished my last mouthful, I got the feeling I’d been waiting for – the baby was on its way, and this time for real!
I watched as his screams fell silent and he turned blue within seconds.
When I woke up, I began to ask questions about what had happened – and not once could I have guessed what had happened in the last 48 hours.
'It looks amazing,' Mia assured me. 'You could have bought it like that for all anyone knows.'
At first things were great – he was funny and thoughtful.
A stray firework careered into the crowd, it hit a coconut that was propped up on a drinks display.
As I popped a shepherd’s pie in the oven and set about laying the table, the cooker suddenly blew. ‘Oh no,’ I cried, wondering what on earth I’d rustle up for tea. ‘I’d better call an electrician out,’ I sighed to my husband, Craig, 50. ‘No, don’t do that,’ he said, as he fetched his […]
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