Thursday, 22 May 2014

Last weekend








One of the main reasons i blog is to capture memories and to document our lives. Recently, i feel like i am letting memories slip and letting life pass by in a flash. I want to capture more, i want to write more and i want to video more. I want to write about our every day days that, to some, might seem a little boring but to me, it is everything. 

Last weekend was wonderful. Gilles has started going away early saturday evenings for work and coming back either late on the monday or on the tuesday, depending where he is working. We spent saturday day time walking around the forest and then the rape seed meadows with our dog, Rusty. Gilles then said that he didn't fancy making dinner and that we should go out. We hardly EVER go out for dinner so it was exciting! We took Rusty home and then drove to a pub for some dinner. We took silly photos, we talked about Gilles's future career and just had a lovely time together. We came home and he packed and off he went for the few days.

On Sunday, the girls, the dog and i walked the hour up to my mums house through the woods. We spent the day in my mums amazing garden, walking around her village, playing at the village park and having a bbq. Mum and i taught Elle how to do a handstand and a cartwheel in the garden. It was just lovely to have a relaxing day and to have some company with Gilles being away. We walked back home through the meadows and by the lake and took some photographs in the meadow (whilst Rusty found the biggest bog ever to roll in!!). Mum took some photographs of me and the girls on our walk around her village because i realised that i hardly have any photographs of me and the girls together. This is another thing i want to work more on. I am always the one behind the camera and never get in any of the family photos or adventure day out photos. I need to start allowing other people to take photographs of me in as well so i have memories of me too. Does anyone else find they are hardly ever in family photographs?

I want to document more here, just our simple days out and little things the girls are doing. I have started using vine again and i need to remember to take more "non arty" iphone pics. Just normal candid captures. I have a second instagram account (iwasthesea) where i capture our everyday candid photographs and i am planning on filling that feed up over the next few weeks! 

I just don't want to miss anything or forget anything because i haven't captured that particular moment. That is what this blog is about and i am so glad i have this space to remember these years.












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28 comments

  1. I really love that very first photo. It so pretty with the flowers and the way her hair is floating in the air. Hope you have a great day.

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  2. Enjoy the days, the captures and the memories!

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  3. Lovely pictures hun. That is the amazing thing about blogging, it gives us such an amazing opportunity to capture our memories xx

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  4. What beautiful pictures, beautiful girls and a lovely blog!

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  5. Your photos are always so beautiful. Really timeless and gorgeous.

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  6. These pictures are like something out of a dream. Lovely :)

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  7. you always have lush photoes, and those girls are just beautiful x

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  8. Gorgeous photos lovely and I agree about capturing the simple moments. For ages I was focused on just putting DSLR photos on my blog but I have recently started putting iPhone photos on there for the ordinary moments and other little snippets. I love to be creative and take nice photos but the most important thing is definitely the memories. x

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  9. You take some of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen. Wow.

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  10. What gorgeous photos. We need to swap lives- we need to stop going out so much.

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  11. Gorgeous photos, your photos are always so beautiful

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  12. It's lovely to see you in your photos with your lovelu girls x x x

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  13. The photos are so gorgeous and you live in a beautiful place so picturesque.

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  14. Gosh you make beautiful girls! I adore their hats, can't wait to teach J some cartwheels!

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  15. Gorgeous photos!! Brilliant memories for you to look back on

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  16. love these.... beautiful family photos - it's these 'ordinary moment's that are really so special xx

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  17. Lovely to see you in the picture. I am never in photos either and so have to make a conscious effort to get other people to take pictures of me on special days and holidays.

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  18. What beautiful flowers and what a beautiful family. Your girls are the spitting image of you - with a bit of Daddy thrown in too :-)
    Love Vicky
    Around and Upside Down

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  19. Those photos are absolutely beautiful. Especially loved that first one.

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  20. What some beautiful pictures and memories - enjoy every moment. x

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  21. Oh I am so with you on the wanting to capture more, and archive more. My blog FAR from captures all we do, and I am not keeping a diary either and I am starting to feel like his childhood is sand slipping through my fingers uncherished, un-noted, unrecorded. I don't know if it would make a good read to blog every day what we do every day, but I have started wanting to. Your words really spoke to me, as only today I was thinking just the same.
    Liska x

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  22. I love these pics of you and the girls so very much :) I keep coming back to them and admiring your sweet faces xx Love you all

    M

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  23. You take lovely family photos, it's great catching all these memories

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  24. As always you have shared some beautiful pictures. I love the picture of the three of you x

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  25. I adore the "RAR" picture - just so adorable.

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  26. What a stunning picture selection.
    What a stunning weekend you all had.

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  27. you are such a gorgeous family xx

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  28. Your images are simply simply stunning

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