• The Ups and Downs of Lockdown – Part 1

    July 21, 2020 Richard and Lewis

    It’s early March and the year hasn’t exactly started the best for us, what with our house break in and both cars being stolen while we were all asleep upstairs, but we are determined to not let these people win. So, Rich being his usual self-went all James Bond style and started his own little…

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  • The Boy and The Girly – Why?

    July 21, 2020 Richard and Lewis

    Well this is probably the most asked question we get “why do you not use their names” or “why do you call them boy and girly” and yes we have even been asked “have you really called your kids Boy and Girly” which is always one that makes us laugh. We may sometimes come across…

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  • Our Dog Nutter – Dealing with Grief

    July 21, 2020 Richard and Lewis

    It’s been a while since August last year and we have always wanted to put pen to paper about our lovely dog Nutter, but to be honest just haven’t been able too. We always try to be light hearted and fun on our social media accounts, by showing you the ups and downs of life…

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  • Chapter 6 – Here we go again

    July 21, 2020 Richard and Lewis

    It’s finally the day that we have been waiting for since we moved back, the day where Gemma is coming round to see us but this time it will be the third house she has visited us in, which we completely know is not ideal but we are settled here and happy. The most worrying…

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  • Chapter 5 – London, did you miss us?

    July 21, 2020 Richard and Lewis

    It’s been a month since we have been living back in London and it turns out moving back into the house, we were renting out was the best idea ever. We were able to move back gradually giving the boy a longer time to get used to the idea and I have even been driving…

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  • Chapter 4 – Moving Back to London

    July 21, 2020 Richard and Lewis

    The decision has been made, and Rich does seem like a massive weight has been lifted, the constant traveling back and forth was too much for Rich but until you are actually living in the situation you will never really know exactly what it is like. We owned a holiday home near to where we…

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  • Chapter 3 – What to do next, BIG decisions

    July 21, 2020 Richard and Lewis

    So, it’s Friday afternoon and we’ve officially had the paperwork through from Gemma for a couple of weeks and we have completely filled in the forms, but we haven’t yet sent them off. After having Gemma round to talk about the process and it sort of bringing to light Rich’s worry of not having our…

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  • Chapter 2 – Gemma is coming to see us AGAIN

    July 21, 2020 Richard and Lewis

    So today is Monday and we have decided that the time is right to give Gemma our social worker the call about our decision to hopefully adopt for the second time. We did wonder what she would initially say but we between the two of us, we hope she will be excited. We did and…

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  • Chapter 1 – Do you want another child?

    July 21, 2020 Richard and Lewis

    It’s been nearly two years since the boy has been living with us and we can honestly say that deciding to start a family and adopting him, is the best decision we have ever made. All the initial worries about going through the process, the stresses during it and some of the feeling like a…

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  • Chapter 40 – The Final Hearing…Celebrate

    July 21, 2020 Richard and Lewis

    Today is the day, no more worries or stress, just pure happiness and a whole day to celebrate the fact that finally we are going to be legally made the boy’s Dad and Daddy. We haven’t slept much last night, mainly due to excitement, as we have literally been waiting a whole eighteen months for…

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