My daughter, Jess, is 8 today. She makes my heart want to burst when I look at her. She is everything to me. Happy birthday my gorgeous girl. You are truly loved. In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest, where no one […]
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Apologies for another Jess/bike-based post, but she’s thrilled with the newest addition to the Collier stable of bikes. Jess was riding a Trek Mystic 20. A great little bike for pootling around but she’s suddenly a) discovered an ability to ride fast off-road (seriously, her bike handling is pretty spectacular on the rough stuff), b) […]
Took a walk yesterday, just an hour or so in a park. Jess’s riding is really coming along and I’ll have her doing intervals soon enough. Then to the playground for some climbing. We took her to this park when she was just a baby and she looks a little too big for it now. […]
Jess. She used to be a little shy in front of the camera. This is what a term and a half of junior school does for confidence. Check out the not-so-subtle bend of the left leg and is she working that coat or what? All of a sudden my little girl doesn’t seem quite so little.
Jess starts junior school on Monday. She’s nervous. I took her to get her haircut an hour ago. I am proud of many things, but I have never felt the pride I feel when I look at my daughter, Jess. The heart she has. The way she cares for her friends. Her enthusiasm for life, […]
Did we get the weather or did we get the weather! Although Jess isn’t 7 until this Wednesday we held her party on Saturday. We’d decided to run our own ‘pamper party’ this week, so a select band of girls from Oakley Infant school appeared at 2.30pm to have their hair, make-up and nails done, […]