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2017 in pictures

I’d completely forgotten about this new year tradition until I saw Julie’s 2017 highlights post at Little Cotton Rabbits. I’ve been inspired by her lovely tradition of looking back over the year since 2011 and am grateful for the nudge to do so again for 2017. I feel so old saying it but… each year seems to fly past quicker than last. It’s so nice to flick back through my photos and reflect on the many lovely occasions we’ve had with our boys, most just pausing for a minute in ordinary every day moments. I still find it amazing that we get a second run at this parenting malarkey with Luca after the struggles we went through to have Euan. Hoo-bloomin-ray I say for another year watching these two grow into such beautiful, sweet natured human beings.
2017 in pictures collage
L to R Jan to Dec: E’s 5th birthday, my 42nd birthday, E winning ‘best costume’ for his BFG outfit on World Book Day, L’s first birthday, E climbing a tree with cousin Zac at a family wedding, annual holiday to the Isle of Wight, back on the allotment with E and Dave, visiting cousins Kim and Tom in Germany, weekend in Somerset with cousin Kian, attending the wedding of a dear friend, my photograph being chosen by photographer Rankin to feature in ”This is Britain” photobook, Euan building his first snowman.

As I find the passing of time measured by E’s hair so interesting indulge me for a moment if you will as I re-share the collages for 2016 and 2015 too!
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Collage - 2015 in pictures 4B
Previous years in pictures: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

January 4, 2018 at 9:29 am 1 comment

40 ways to celebrate

I probably could have come up with 40 ways to help G celebrate his 40th birthday this year but here are a few more momentos from the one he chose – a quiet, secluded farm stay in Hereford.  He spent the first few hours in peaceful reflection gazing at the view of the Black Mountains while E made chalk drawings and honed his potty skills.  Ice cream featured (with more restraint than normal due to the rural location), Lego play dominated and G’s folks joined us on the last day.
G looking at the view 4B E chalk drawing 4B
E chalk hands 4B
E and G with ice creams 4B E playing lego outside 4B
G and E opening birthday cards 4B
E with Gs birthday card 4B
G 40th birthday cake 4B
Collage - G folks in Hereford 4B

July 2, 2015 at 9:25 pm 5 comments

2014 in pictures

How nostalgic it is flicking through a year of photos to create a snapshot of thankfulness for my traditional New Years Day post (inspired since 2011 by Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits).  The story behind each photo is still so vivid and it’s exciting to ponder what memories we’ll create over the coming year.
Collage - 2014 in pictures
Jan – Dec 2014:
birthday boy, visiting buddy C in Ireland, Dr Euan post virus, den fun with buddies, visiting York, cheeky cousins, first paddle in the sea at Ryde Beach IoW, superhero fun in Cornwall, bookworm, London adventures with buddy E, welly walk around Nana and Grandads new neighbourhood, shepherd E in the playgroup Nativity.

2013 in pictures
2012 in pictures
2011 in pictures

January 1, 2015 at 9:36 pm 3 comments


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When a home made cake + butter icing + sweets turns into the best birthday cake for my special 6 year old.  I'd accepted I was going to have to buy one as there was no time to fit in baking around L.  And then G accidentally took the car keys to work and our walk to collect them bought clarity - we went to the park, L napped and I baked.  I feel so pleased I've maintained my tradition of making E a cake afterall :0)
#nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #birthdaycake #loveharibo And here he is, our lovely whopper!  Uncanny that I showed this picture to Euan yesterday of him aged 3 hrs old and this morning when he woke and asked if he was 6 yet it was the exact same time!!!! "But I don't feel like I'm 6 and 3 hours old Mummy". Such a wonderful life with this curious, funny, gentle, kind, Lego loving boy.  Happy Birthday beloved Euan x
#nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #10lbbabyboy 6 years ago today I took my last waddle to the allotment to pick green veg for a vitamin packed last supper.  I knew baby was on his way but had a feeling he wasn't going to be quick about it.  It's his birthday in 2 days time and I'm so excited for him, my darling Whopper (he was 10lb 2oz and my bump in this picture is 48"!)
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