Happiness is…

My little girl turned 1 a couple of weeks ago. Everyone tells you that the first year of being a parent goes quickly, and until it happens to you, you’ll never believe it. It’s been an interesting year to say the least – I’ve laughed, I’ve sobbed, I’ve been angry, confused… all part and parcel of parent life, I guess! There’s a saying that it takes a village to raise a child, and that in this modern society it’s a lot harder to raise kids due to the fact we’ve all moved away from home and so we tend to struggle a lot more.

I’m lucky in that respect – my mum and dad are an hour or so away and my in-laws live over the road. It is, however, my friends that have truly become my village. There isn’t a day goes by where I don’t reach for my phone when Violet is crying (currently: teething) or sleeping, just to get some reassurance or a laugh. Pregnancy and raising a child are hard work (duh) and I’m so grateful to be surrounded by the best people, even if they are hundreds of miles away.

These wonderful humans travelled from far and wide to celebrate Violet’s first birthday party, putting up with delayed trains and horrendous traffic, to spend a few hours together one Sunday afternoon. They are my circle, my village, my safety net. Happiness is time spent with people such as these, be it for 5 minutes or 5 days, knowing that I am never alone, even when I’m feeling completely rotten.


Just a quick note to say that if you are struggling with anything – be it parenting, emotions, depression or anxiety and you are concerned, please contact your GP. If you aren’t able to see a GP, the following contacts are available:



NHS Support List

Much love, darlings. Til next time!



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jasmin says:

    Happy birthday to your little one! She is such a cutie 😀

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    1. Sarah-Scarlett says:

      Thank you! She is totally gorgeous but I’m obviously a tad biased… x

      Liked by 1 person

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