Family

A little bit of Sunday silliness

Being open and honest about things is very important to me.  I often get comments from people on social media saying that my girls always look so happy, or that we always seem to do so many fun things as a family together.  And most of the time I’d agree with them – we do…

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Five minutes with Mimi

My Mum came to visit at the weekend, so while we were waiting for it to be time for me to go and pick her up from the train station I spent some time with Mimi. I’m sad to say that it’s rare that we get one-to-one time together – being the middle child means that her…

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Holiday rambles

We’re currently on a week-long holiday in Cornwall and today is our last day here.  I’ve been sharing a few photos on my Facebook page with snippets of what we’ve been up to and there will be full posts with all the details and lots more photos to follow when we’re home. We’ve had a…

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Between bath and bed…

I love the first few evenings after the clocks go forward and it really feels like Spring has arrived.  The sun sets at the back of our house, and the most beautiful light streams in through Lola’s little bedroom window and the bathroom onto the landing.  I take full advantage of it whenever I can. …

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New hair-dos

Every six months or so the girls and I go to our lovely hairdresser to get our hair cut. We’ve been going to her for years now, and she’s brilliant with the girls as well as having a wonderful ability to (temporarily) tame my unruly hair. It’s a tiny little salon and we can be…

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A Quiet Easter

Where the vast majority of the country enjoys four days off from work and school over Easter weekend, the husband gets no such luck.  Working as he does in the hospitality industry, he’s always on duty making sure that everyone else enjoys their bank holiday weekend.  While we were sad not to be seeing as much…

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A brand new Blogger on the block

Hello! Welcome to my brand new blog ‘Picture Taker, Memory Maker’. I’ve been wanting to start my own family-based blog for a long time now, but wasn’t brave enough to take the plunge  – after all, who would want to read about little old me and my *slightly* crazy family? I’ve been taking photographs since I was…

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Sick Day

As I sit writing this it is Saturday morning.  I am curled up on the sofa, shivering, with hot red cheeks, a pounding head and a throat & chest that feel like they are on fire, feeling very sorry for myself. The girls are draped in various positions on and around me and the TV…

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Mother’s Day

This year Mother’s Day fell particularly early in March, and it happened to coincide (more or less) with my Stepdad’s 70th birthday. He doesn’t really like to make too much fuss over things like birthdays, so I invited my Mum and him plus my husband’s parents (my mother-in-law had celebrated her 60th birthday just a few…

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