Sunday, 16 October 2011

Our Wedding

Ahh, our wedding was just as we had dreamed it would be....perfect.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Our special day

I just thought I'd pop over for a tiny post about how my love and I are finally going to get married. We are having the smallest, very intimate wedding ever, just me, Warren and the children. Kirsty and Jake are going to be our witnesses, Lucy is in charge of taking photographs Charlie is going to be the 'smiley' chap he always is and Ben (who is miles away in Canada) will be in my heart :)
I know I am a terrible Blog keeper and I am probably going to be away from here for a couple of weeks now but I really wanted to share our happy news with you :)
Back soon with lots of pics of 'our special day'

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A visit to Dunham Massey

We spent the day at Dunham Massey, a National Trust country estate, with beautiful gardens,lakes and the most gorgeous quite tame deer. Oh and warren took this pic of me and to be honest I dont normally like any photo's of myself  but I quite like this one mainly as it shoews of one of my beloved tattoos and I like my braid in my hair (I REALLY) want dreads but Warren is so not keen!

Our budding little photographer.

A Day at the seaside.

I enjoyed building sandcastles, while Charlie played in the sea!

We didnt think Charlie would dare to go so far into the water but daddy paddled too and then there was no stopping our brave surfer dude, he actually fell in and went right under and after a bit of coughing and spluttering, he went right back in :)

This boy was born in water and loves to be in there whenever he gets chance.

Our little beach boy.

These two boys make my heart go all wobbly :)

Sharing secrets with daddy.

Making reed boats to sail on the little lake.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Friday, 17 June 2011

My Boddhi Tree

My latest addition....The Boddhi Tree, this was taken just after I had it done so it was a liitle red but it has settled in nicely now :)

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Grounding myself....

I've been staying away from my blog for a while because my life hasn't been all sunshine and smiles and walking in forests, although there has been some of that too.
I kind of really wanted this blog to be somewhere special where I can come back and remember all those peaceful mama days but to be honest being a mum isn't at all just being peaceful, its being worried, stressed, angry and disappointed in myself and yes disappointed in how our children chose to live their lives.
My 17 yr old daughter and I have clashed, argued, said hurtful things, she left home, came back, tried to understand each other, make peace but we are still going through a ''17 yr old, parenting thing not working at the moment, there's an argument brewing all the time'' kind of life.
I've been sad, my stomach has been churning and I've felt like hiding away. I've wanted not to be a mum.
But I have accepted this is my life at this moment and it will pass, probably all quite quickly and then I'll turn round and no longer have a teenage daughter, struggling with her emotions but a very loved and self assured young woman will take her place.
Being a mother is ever changing but loving your children is constant!
Anyway, this mama needed time out from this blog, I have grounded myself, reminded myself I am a good enough parent and told myself that even when 'right now' isn't too great, all will be well.

St Ives country park, Keighly.

The woods at St Ives.

Forest pixie.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Just playing...

No words, just a boy playing :)

Spring is here!

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Outdoors boy.

The wind farm or more commonly known as 'Charlies windmills'.
Kite flying on the hill near where we live, very aptly named 'windy hill'.

Forest pixie :)

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Thankful for.....

Please bear with me while I soak up this boys radiance and energy. Right now I am thankful for having the joy of being mama to our Charlie.
A wonderful adventure in Delamere Forest......beautiful.

Where better to imerse yourself in play than in nature.

Monday, 28 February 2011

Nature Connections

Nature connections is a collaborative link collection posted at the end of each month on Living and learning.
Its purpose is to showcase photos of children enjoying nature to inspire all of us to get outdoors more.