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Making New Friends

A few weeks ago on a lovely, sunny Saturday, the girls and I headed up to Trentham Gardens for the afternoon.  Trentham is somewhere we go several times a year – it’s one of our favourite places to visit as there are loads of things there for the girls to enjoy whatever the season – the lakeside walk and…

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40 Things Before I’m 40: Annual Update

On my birthday last year I posted a list of 40 things I want to do, achieve and experience before I turn 40 years old in 2023.  I’d originally started the list when I turned thirty but I hadn’t launched my blog at that point so it existed solely in the relative privacy of one of my numerous notebooks…

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Little Loves: April 2017

Gosh this month seems to have zoomed by… again!  I feel like I say it in pretty much every post I write (and to be fair I probably do), but I just don’t know where this year is disappearing to.  April was a month of sunshine, family time and plenty of treats – it’s been…

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Little Loves: March 2017

How are we at the end of March already?!  The Easter holidays are on the horizon, the evenings are getting lighter and the sunshine is putting in an appearance a little more often now, teasing us with the promise of warmer weather.  That must mean it’s time for me to do a round up of all the…

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A Whole Year of Blogging!

Last week, on 22nd March 2017, my blog turned one year old! I can’t believe I launched Picture Taker Memory Maker a whole year ago – the time seems to have flown by so quickly and simultaneously it feels like it’s been a part of my life forever.  I honestly can’t imagine venturing out without…

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A Trip Down Memory Lane…

When I first found out that I was expecting Ella, one April morning almost eleven years ago now, I knew that I would want to remember everything.  I knew that if I didn’t record it, all the details would eventually fade over time.  I also knew that I would be devastated if that happened.  And so I…

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Little Loves: February 2017

I can’t believe another month has flown by already, can you?  We’re almost at the end of February, almost at the end of half term, and Spring is just around the corner – yay!  I’m joining in with Little Loves again this month to document all the little things I’ve loved throughout February. Read I…

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Why I Take Photos

A couple of days ago I went to visit my Dad’s wife Annie (my Stepmum).  I haven’t seen her for over a year for various reasons…partly my work schedule getting in the way but also, if I’m truthful, because I find it really difficult going to their flat.  Dad’s ashes are still there as we…

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Dad: 2 Years

It’s crept up on me a bit this year.  I didn’t expect that.  Last year I was full of the anticipation of the day arriving, the anniversary of the day I got the phone call to say that you were gone.  I thought it would be the same this year, that I’d be waiting, in…

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Winter Walks

January is a funny old month.  It’s deep midwinter, the fun and excitement of Christmas is over and the promise of Spring is still a little too far away to feel tangible.  It’s dark and grey and cold and, if you’re anything like me, it can be hard to summon up to motivation to do…

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