Things I Want To Remember

Little Stories From Lockdown Life

A small collection of rambling thoughts, a few notes about feelings and a selection of little stories from the last nine weeks of lockdown life which, for some reason, I feel compelled to share.  Perhaps simply to document them as a memento of these strange times and maybe also partly so that they exist outside…

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The Happy Jar 2019

Four years ago, on the 1st January 2016, I spontaneously decided to start a Happy Jar.  The idea was loosely based on the concept of a ‘gratitude jar’ that I’d seen in a meme online a few weeks beforehand.  It seemed like a fun activity for the girls and I to do together and I…

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Documenting The Details

I follow a LOT of photographers online.  I find it inspiring seeing such an incredible amount of variety in people’s work and art, and I frequently find myself gathering new ideas for different perspectives to try; alternative ways to photograph something; and simple tips, suggestions and ‘how to’ techniques with regards to the more technical…

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Grannie

Two weeks ago, on 19th March 2019, my Grannie left this earth.  She was just six weeks short of her 99th birthday. She was an incredible character in so many different ways.  She out-lived two of her four children and leaves behind her a legacy of eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.  Family was everything to…

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Dad: 4 Years {Opening The Cardboard Box}

February is over, we’re almost halfway through March and I feel like I can breathe again.  I hadn’t realised I was holding my breath.  But I must have been because suddenly there’s a little bit less of a squeezing feeling in my chest. Last month marked four years since my Dad died, suddenly and unexpectedly,…

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Lola: Nine

The new year always begins in the most positive of ways for us as we celebrate our youngest girl’s birthday at the start of January.  I can’t think of a better way to bring colour and joy to the greyest of months.  This year, she turned nine years old.  Nine years of my little ray…

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