July: The moments in between (the holiday edition!)

I take hundreds of photos every month and even more when we’re away on holiday!  While I’ll be sharing plenty of photos from our recent week away in Jersey over the next few weeks in a series of dedicated blog posts, lots of them won’t get shared with anyone, let alone online. And yet the moments in time that those photos capture are just as important a part of our story as the other images that I do share.

I created this blog as a way of documenting our lives, a way of watching the girls grow into who they’re going to be and a way of remembering who they once were. It’s something I want them to be able to look back on as they get older, because memories fade but (digital) photographs don’t.

It’s easy (and tempting) to only focus on sharing the fun bits, the memorable parts and the celebrations. But I’m learning more and more as I continue through this crazy journey of motherhood that it’s really important to me that I capture the ordinary, everyday times that we spend together as well. The bits of the jigsaw that fill in the gaps to complete the picture. The tantalising glimpses into who our girls are becoming.

The chaos, the calm and all the moments in between.

This is a special holiday edition of my regular monthly feature – The Moments In Between – it’s a space for me to share all of those magical bits that would otherwise just stay in a folder on my laptop, never to see the light of day.

JULY – OUR JERSEY HOLIDAY

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Snoozing on the aeroplane

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Colouring-in

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Playing in the garden in the sunshine

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Taking in an impressive view at The Devil’s Hole

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One of the many gorgeous gardens and flower displays on the island

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Paddling at Greve de Lecq beach

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Running away from the ‘waves’

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Sandy feet

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People-watching

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Clifftop walk

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Checking out the view from Corbiere Lighthouse

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Sisterly chats

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I love this one of her hair blowing in the wind as she built a sandcastle at St Ouen’s beach

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Spades and sandals discarded as they went for a swim in the sea

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A rather gorgeous sunset

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These beautiful flowers were EVERYWHERE

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A comforting hand

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She refused to wear her hoodie and then got a little bit cold in the wind (we did go and get it for her)

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Watching for red squirrels in the garden

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Ready to get in the hot tub!

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Worn out from all the walking we did!

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Tippy toes

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Waiting to get on the aeroplane to go home

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