Being proud

We are all proud of our children. However big or small their achievements seem to others, they will always be incredible to us. What is really lovely, is when children themselves are proud of their achievements. Our children love getting medals and certificates to recognise their triumphs, and they love to keep these as memories. […]

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My shadow, my bodyguard, my bestfriend

Until I was eight I was an only child. I never wanted to be. I wanted at least one sibling, and when my brother was born I was overjoyed. Aside from when he was about six and began trashing my bedroom daily for about six months, I have always been grateful for my brother. All […]

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My favourite things about you

My darling children, you are changing and developing each day and I fear I will forget these precious moments as the years pass us by. You all have so many similar qualities and are so alike in many ways, but at the same time you are all so different with your unique personalities. At this […]

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Creating moments

Life is a series of moments. Some are bad, some sad, some funny, some good and some so amazing you struggle to put into words how they make you feel. Many moments we remember but some do fade. Even if we have photos of these moments, sometimes we forget how we felt or somehow the […]

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Memories of Japan

Whilst I was at university I had the opportunity to study Japanese as an additional subject. I jumped at the chance as it really appealed. It was a small group and we had a lovely teacher who was very patient. At the end of the first year there was a trip to Japan. It was […]

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Preserving memories: part four

You might have been reading our recent series of articles on preserving Memories. If you missed them you can read part one here, part two here and part three here. With Father’s Day fast approaching you might want to start thinking about gift ideas for the dads in your life. I think photo gifts make lovely […]

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Introducing a new baby to the family

When I had my second baby this was something I was incredibly anxious about. I agonised over this for much of my second pregnancy and felt I needed to try and think about this from my daughters’ perspective. Until that moment she had not had to share me, not had to compete for my attention. […]

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Preserving memories: Part three

If you have been reading the blog lately you might have seen our series on preserving memories. This is part three in that series and this time we will be focusing on printed cushions, something that I have been wanting to get done for quite a while now. We have already looked at how to […]

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