I am often amazed at the way that people treat Dan and I and what we have done since Millie’s passing. We have some people that are supposed to be close to us that couldn’t be further away from understanding what we have been/are going through, especially at certain times of the year. Yet total strangers often surprise the most with their sense of understanding towards what has happened to us and their generosity in supporting our charity in whatever way they can.

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Today, despite my not being able to walk very far at the moment (Click here to see why) and being not far from my due date, Dan, Leo & I ventured down to V12 Hair Boutique in Cheadle Hulme who for the 5th year running are this year supporting Millie’s Trust by holding a 24 hour salonathon!

This is an amazing event that they hold every year and what I find the most amazing about it, is that the first time that they did it – they didn’t actually know our family and the charity hadn’t even been running for a year but their belief in us and what we were doing was outstanding.

I asked Vikki (the salon owner) why they did what they did for us and this is what she told me.

“This is now my 5th year opening my salon doors for 24hours to raise money for Millie’s Trust. We offer all non chemical hair dressing services for a full 24hours and accept donations for our work. I felt that I wanted to do something that was a challenge  so when I had a dream I opened my salon for 24 hours, I thought “why not?” Let’s do this! I chose Millie’s Trust as it was a local charity and not even a year old.I had no idea how it would go and set a target of £250, I think the first year we raised £1500! Not too bad from a dream!

As the years have gone by we as a family look forward to the challenge, (even though we ask why we do it to ourselves at 4am)

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When I first started this for Millie’s Trust I didn’t know Joanne and Dan but over the years we have become friends raising money for their wonderful charity that started up when they tragically lost their daughter Millie.

We also run a raffle and ask as many local and national business’ to support us and the response we get is fantastic. (so if you can donate anything, please do get in touch)

We love doing it, decorating the salon and getting clients old and new together for a community event. We even have regulars that come to the event at 3am for a hair cut, every year without fail!

I once gave Joanne the choice of date, never again! She picked (without knowing I might add) the weekend the clocks went back, yes we ended up doing 25 hours! Thank you Jo!

So, please if you have a few pennies to spare, we know that the girls will appreciate every single penny and it will keep them going through the early hours of 2am, 3am, 4am etc whilst they are still washing, blow drying and cutting hair! Can we help them hit their £500 online target???

You can donate by clicking here

Or donate easily by text


HAIR12 £5 to 70070

(£5 can be changed from £1 to £10)

If you are local and on your way home from a night out tonight, pop in and say hi and throw a few pennies in a box or have a 3am wash & dry 💕💕💕!

All in Millie’s memory xxx

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Thank you to everyone who has made a donation, supported us in anyway or held a fundraiser in our daughter’s memory in the last 5 years. 💕💕💕

Glitter sleep

Sometimes you just have to go to bed with glitter in your hair because it’s just been one of those great fun glittery days! 

Leo thoroughly enjoyed his session at Messy Monkeys today and we came home and carried on with our own paint fun. 

He had a “bucket bath” as I like to call them at his session today AND he had a big bath at home before bed this evening because I kept seeing glitter in it … We washed and scrubbed and washed and scrubbed … And Leo has still gone to bed with glitter in his head … Daddy will have a surprise on daddy day tomorrow when he notices his little boy is sparkling under the light with purple glitter in his head. 😀

We love these sessions but mummy (me) always looks hilarious when we are on our way home! A few times I’ve walked the couple of miles home with him and I’ve been covered in paint on my jeans, in my hair and on my face! Last week I even bobbed in to Tesco to go to the chemist after our session, people must’ve been looking at me like I was crazy! But you know what, we totally don’t care what people think we looked like because we had FUN with a capital F! 😀

I’m so not a mum who leaves the house with my hair immaculate, my make up done and fashionable looking clothes on … I’m the mum that you see with my hair tied up (currently in a plait – as I’m finding it easier to do this than have Leo pulling at it!), as I’ve already explained clothes covered in baby fun such as glitter, paint and glue and baby food and no make up on. 

Unless I’m going somewhere where I need to look lovely, once Leo has ruined my clothes for the day, they stay like that – otherwise I’d be getting changed 5 times a day! Some days I do wish that I was an immaculate stunning mum, but then Leo puts a handful of paint on me a and I think “oh what the heck!” and join in with him. 

Today we ended up looking at a stall with books on and we picked up these books below .. 

I feel like we are going to have some fun with them. I’m always very conscious about the fact Leo is not in childcare and he’s not got access to childcare development schemes and other young children much so I’m always on the lookout about what other babies his age are doing and experiencing outside the home. If you have any tips or suggestions, please feel free to leave some comments on my blog. 
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Leo has recently had his 1 year check (a few weeks early) so we know he is doing fabulous and we are extremely happy with his development (obviously weaning is another story, but we’re getting there – just very slowly). 

He’s changing so much at the minute and he’s becoming a lot more relaxed, for example last night he was just led on me playing with a little animal figure whilst were on the sofa relaxing after he’d had his final bottle – strange feeling though seeing him do this because we never saw Millie like this – it was lovely though. 

Click here for current Millie’s Trust Family first aid awareness courses 

I’m very proud of my hubby at the moment because he’s training very hard for the London Marathon (his first ever marathon) we are both so busy all the time that it’s surprising that he’s fitting all the training in but he is and you know what, (at the moment), he’s really enjoying it! I’ll be telling you a different story in a few weeks when he’s jumped over the 20 mile run mark! Last week he went for a run, came back and said he’d run through rain, hail and snow all on a 12 mile run! He was absolutely drenched! 

If you think he deserves a little bit of sponsorship and support you can TEXT donate by texting DANT01 £5 to 70070 or donate via Just Giving by clicking here. 

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Millie’s Trust First Aid Kits – BACK IN STOCK – Click here to buy £19.99 plus p&p