Well today is my 39th birthday. It doesn't feel like my birthday at all, I feel really sad. A special little girl that I thought the world of passed away last night and I just haven't felt like celebrating. So today has been a 'normal' day - we went out for a walk this morning so I could buy some large foil trays and this afternoon I cooked a lasagne and a lemon cake to take round to the family. I thought food would be more useful than flowers and although I doubt Jessica's parents have has much appetite right now, there are young children in the family and their tummy will no doubt rumble as normal.
Good night, sleep tight, little one. You will be very, very missed by everyone that knew you xx
When I got back, I felt a little bit better so while dinner was in the oven I opened my presents. I feel very touched at all the beautiful gifts I have received, I really am a very, very lucky lady.
Can you believe I got all these gifts for my birthday? I am blown away with how generous and thoughtful people can be.
My gifts from Stuart and the tiddlypeeps
Yes I really did get a Kitchenaid artisan mixer. I've wanted one for years and I always stroke them affectionately in Lakeland and say to Hermione "tell Daddy I want that one". She obviously did because I got exactly the one I coveted. I feel really quite overwhelmed with how kind and generous my loved ones are. I also got the beautiful Cath Kidston bag and oven gloves in the photo. Before you shoot my husband for buying me oven gloves, I did ask for some and they will come in handy with all the baking I'll be doing.
Hermione gave me a hand to open my gifts.
After a very emotional day, I think that's all the news from the Wills household for now. The children are back at school tomorrow and I have thoroughly enjoyed having them at home but now it's "business as usual" and back to our normal routine of school runs, packed lunches and early nights.
Lots of love - Jemma, Stuart, Noel, April, Hermione, Samuel and Isaac xxxxxxx