My name is Iona, I am 36. I think that I used to be pretty cool, you know, I had interests. I knew stuff that was cool, and could talk to other cool people and be just like them. I would say now, I am holding it together as a sort of normal person? I think that I like this new version of me. Like an apple update that I had no choice about, things got changed. My sleeping patterns, my figure, my conversation, my ability to do anything one handed with one eye open, my bank balance, my choice in friends. The list does go on a bit.
I love music, wine, friends, binge tv series watching, sleep (obviously this is in the past tense) and travel (see previous about tense!).
I have three children. So to say a bit about them all, in as few a words as possible. Hector is 4, he was born with problems with his eyes and had three operations before he was 2 years old. This is ongoing and we regularly take him to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He is bright, loud, tall, thin, loving (too much! I am told how much he loves me at least 14 times before I get out of the shower in the morning!). Then there is Rufus who is 3, he is bold, his head a halo of bright blonde curls (which is ironic considering he has the temper of a bull!) quieter than Hector (possibly down to not being able to get a word in!). Evelyn has just turned 1, and stole everyone's hearts! She had a pretty traumatic start to life and was unexpectedly in intensive care for the first two weeks of her life, and then medication for 7 months further. The little bombshell has definitely made her mark on this family of boys, and they all love her (again a little too much sometimes!).
I love my children. All the playing, fighting, crying, running, tantrums, crazy ideas to entertain them, accidents (literally a list of its own, physical accidents, toilet accidents, ‘by purpose’ accidents etc). I love my life, it seems hectic and crazy but I love to write about it and bring a smile to another parents face. Because (all a little serious now) before I know it, it will all be over and they will be older and need me less and then I will have to try and figure out who I am and what do I now!?