I don’t try to hide how hard I found the first couple of years of having my two little girls. They are 20 months apart and I’m afraid it was horrible.

In fact I have always said no matter what the future holds, it wasn’t worth it. I would never do it again.

And whilst the not doing it again bit remains true, I am seeing such love and friendship between them now, I wonder if there is a little worth to be taken from that terrible time.

My girls are best mates. I hope they will always be so. We all look forward to the holidays so they can be together. They play so well together and are creative and cooperative.

Today, they made this lovely fairy garden in what was once my veggie patch. I had no involvement at all. Gorgeous, clever, creative girls. I am so grateful for them.