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My sweet Emily,

It hasn't been an easy few months. You and me, we've caught bugs and colds and every winter virus thrown our way. You've been an absolute trooper. You've barely moaned when you were ill, you've not complained when you were well and I wasn't and that meant more staying indoors. You've entertained yourself perfectly and never once made a day difficult for me to pull through. When I've looked at the clock in the morning and thought to myself it may be a long day, it never is. You're happy to snuggle on my lap while we read book after book after book. You love tickles and Mummy acting the fool for you, and I love your laughter. Every smile you send my way lights up my world and by the end of the day, when I lay you down for the night, I often wish you could fight sleep a few more minutes, just so I can enjoy you a little bit more.

I really am the luckiest Mummy in the world.

(Her latest Pretty Walrus post is here)


  1. This is so sweet. I hope health arrives and stays soon!

  2. :-) Hope you're feeling better. Also, we LOVE The Gruffalo and anything written by Julia Donaldson really. Great photos.x

  3. Healthy wishes being sent your way xxx

  4. Thank you ladies! I'm on the road to recovery, I think! xx

  5. Oh Clare, I'm fairly certain Emily is the most beautiful little thing around. I just LOVE how you've captured her expressions here!!

    1. Thanks Gina! I am really loving these photos. Very glad I'm using the camera again (as opposed to my iphone!) x