I can't believe that it has been a year since I last put finger to keypad on Vox. Some things have changed, son and DIL had their baby, a little girl called Evie who was born on Halloween, before this though there was an extremely traumatic time with her Daddy. He had been suffering from ulcerative colitis for about 18 months and then a few weeks before Evie was born he began to have a flare-up. The usual medications failed to bring it under control, the weight dropped off him, over 4 stone in total, he was in and out of hospital for blood transfusions and finally a surgeon phoned him and made him accept that he would die within weeks if he didn't consent to a major bowel operation which would leave him with an ileostomy bag. Thank heavens the op was a success and son is now back to full health.
I still look after the twins, it has got easier! Amy has started 'big' school and loves it. She is at the school that her Mummy went to and I am experiencing deja vu as I do the school runs twice a week, 28 years after I started doing the same school run for her Mummy!
I'm still a midwife, still strugglig with all the bureaucracy, still bemoaning the state of the NHS in general but most specifically the maternity services.