Capture the memories

I am not a fan of having my picture taken,unless its a selfie that has been attempted many times and edited until I am happy with it.

Our Dad was always snapping photos, random moments when we weren’t looking or weren’t camera ready.

I would often take his phone and say ‘oh dad thats awful, delete that one or please don’t put that on facebook’.

Looking back does any of that matter? Who cares if an image of me was captured when I felt I wasn’t looking my best? Those pictures are moments in time,memories captured right in the moment. Moments we will never get back again.

There comes a time in our lives when photographs are the only visual representation of loved ones and life itself, be in the photos, be happy, be impulsive, be present.

Have those moments to look back on, to laugh, to cry, to remember but mostly to love.❤x

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Grief

Grief~a small word with a huge meaning. It rocks up uninvited, makes itself at home and before you know it, its joining you each and every day.

Where you go, it goes.

Its like a constant shadow, always there, sometimes its quiet and gentle, other times it leaps up and slaps you in the face, catching you unaware.

It brings tears~ sometimes of happiness as it reminds you of the good times and sometimes of sadness as you ache for those things you will never have, see or do again.

They say that to grieve means you have loved and felt love that’s why it hurts so much.

Much like the sea, the waves of grief ebb and flow, back and forth,up and down. Good days and harder days.

Grief is here to stay, however it will never take away the love and memories that will live on to be cherished forever.❤x

Moments and Memories

Yesterday I upgraded my phone and this afternoon I was checking that everything had crossed over ok,especially my text messages. I came across some messages from my Dad and as it happened as I scrolled through,the message I came to was one arranging for us to go out for dinner with Mum and Dad the night before Dan and I went to Paris.

I read it and it made me smile,I could hear his voice in that text, I tried to read some more but the tears in my eyes wouldn’t let me.

It really is true when people say you never realise how moments quickly become a memory.

I know we are lucky very lucky to have such wonderful memories to cherish now and forever. ❤x

2018

I can honestly say that 2018 has been the year with the biggest highs and heartbreaking lows.I will be taking the best memories into 2019 and holding on tight to them, whilst keeping them close to my heart.

If this year has taught me anything,it is that life can change in the blink of an eye.
Always try and live with no regrets, love well and be happy, surely life is too short and too precious for any thing else.

As one year draws to a close and another one begins,lets hope 2019 is a good one.

Wishing you all a new year that is full of happiness.

See you later 2018 ❤x

Chapters

Life is like a book,it’s made up of stories,pictures and words.

Some chapters are fun and exciting,some are slow and may even seem a little dull.
Some we want to last forever and never end.
Others we want to skip through quickly hoping that better things are waiting for us around that corner,with a turn of a page or 2.

These chapters are shaped by our lives, our hopes,dreams and disappointment.

They are narrated by us,read by others and at times judged by those who feel they have to the right to do so.

Some people may even be jealous of your story, to that I say go ahead and write your own story, fill your book with chapters of love and happiness.

May the happy pages outweigh the sad ones, may the good times prevail. May love guide and protect you whilst you navigate this crazy life.

All the while never forgetting that it’s never too late to turn a page and use that blank paper to rewrite your dreams and bring them to life.

To everyone who makes my very own book the bright, colourful, funny,crazy, page turning ‘novel’ that it is, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart, you are all fabulous and I love sharing the highs and lows with you all.
Much love.❤x

Photographs and Smiles

I love photographs they bring amazing memories that we keep tucked away in our hearts and minds back to life again.

I love how they transport you back in time to places you may not have thought about for some time, days,weeks even years.

They can bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your face just from having a quick glance.

The saying goes that a picture speaks a thousand words and I believe that is so so true.

Today I’m sharing one of my favourite pictures it makes me happy to look at it.

I think this picture says it all~he makes me smile everyday even if I don’t feel like smiling.

Happy Tuesday everyone.❤x

#Oreocookiequest

Here in the crazy household we have been taking part in the #oreocookiequest.

My two absolutely love Oreos,so I decided to have a treasure hunt so they could have fun, solve the clues and then enjoy eating the yummy Oreos.

 

Whilst the children waited upstairs I wrote and hid some clues for them to find.

 

Once this was done they quickly set about trying to find the treasure.

I love to get together and do family activities, Oreo are giving away some fabulous prizes on their promotional packs, pick up a packet today for your chance to win some great prizes which include a trip to California and the Googleplex !

 

What are you waiting for~grab some Oreos, have them as a little snack and have fun.❤️x

 

*This post is an entry for BritMums #oreocookiequest sponsored by Oreo.