September: The moments in between

I take hundreds of photos every month, and most of them don’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 monthly feature – The Moments In Between – is 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.


I’ve been saying it a lot recently, but this month seems to have absolutely flown by. The girls have hurtled back into school life full throttle and homework, spellings, school trips, friend’s birthday parties, after school clubs and nightly reading are now the norm once again (along with tiredness, not wanting to get up in the mornings and complaining about having to wear school uniform).

We’ve been blessed with some gorgeous late September sunshine and warmth so we’ve been getting out and about at weekends as much as we can, which has been lovely. I think I can best sum it up as having been a whirlwind month of pretty sunrises, school routine, weekend woodland walks and spectacular sunsets.

Here are all the moments in between the chaos that I managed to capture. I really love all of these photos 🙂



Recovering after yet another operation – this time because he got into a fight with another cat, fell of a fence and ripped his leg open on a nail on the way down.


Tickle fights with Daddy are pretty one-sided but they are the best


A fiery sunrise





A curious bathtime visitor





Taking in the view


Waiting in (yet another) queue at Legoland


Pretty sunset





She has a little box of all her secret and special things hidden in her wardrobe. I have no idea what is in it. Here she was looking for something in particular and just happened to be standing in the prettiest, most perfect light


Spectacular sunset


Mimi waiting to jump out and scare Ella as she walked past!




One of his new favourite sleeping spots



The entrance to the maize maze


My stepdaughter putting on her make up. She turns fifteen in just over a month and I can’t quite get my head around that. I’ve known her since she was two.


Worn out after an epic protest about having to have a bath


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