I saw this quote recently and it really struck a chord. As we fast approach Christmas, it is one to use with all of those reluctant participants. I wholeheartedly hold my hand up to this, I hate having my photograph taken. I am much happier behind the camera than in front of it. Indeed, I often laugh to myself because looking at my photo file on my lap top, you would think that I never.. Read More

The birthday Cake


Hello how are you? I didn’t mean to be away for quite so long but other things seem to have got in the way. I have lots to update you on but today I want to share Ellie’s 21st birthday. She chose to go away and picked a hotel in Turkey for some last minute sunshine before Winter begins. I emailed ahead and booked a table in the Turkish restaurant for the big.. Read More

A Wirral Sunset!

18th August 2016 This week we decided to make the most of the lovely weather by taking ourselves off to a local beauty spot for a BBQ when Himself finished work. We had a great time, I grabbed my new camera and began to snap away. I have not progressed out of the Auto setting on my camera yet, therefore I pointed it towards the sky and took this shot. I was amazed at.. Read More

Liverpool International Music Festival!

Just popping in quickly this morning. Yesterday evening we popped to Sefton Park to see the start of this weekend’s Summer Jam. It is a family friendly event that is part of Liverpool International Music Festival. It’s really well organised and despite there being lots of people, there was still plenty of room to set up base camp. There are lots of little areas including one dedicated to families and fairground rides a.. Read More

My Captured Moment – The Half Term Edition!

My Captured

February 2009 I have written many times about the youngest’s ambition to become a writer. Since before she could read, she has loved the works of Beatrix Potter. The set of little white books are so well loved and remain in pristine condition. During February half term 2009, we spent the week in Ambleside and visited both Hilltop, Beatrix Potter’s cottage and, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. The youngest was delighted and spent.. Read More

My Captured Moment!

My Captured Moment was taken on Christmas Eve this year. As usual the fairies had dropped a present under the tree to be open by the girls on Christmas Eve. It always contains new pyjamas and slippers which is just as well because I always forget to buy them 😉 Earlier in the evening, the eldest had been been to the pub with friends*. When she came home, the youngest was tracking Santa.. Read More

My Captured Moment! #22

August 2008 I am taking full advantage of the eldest being away in Rome by popping this picture of her onto my post today. We had a great week in London in the summer of 2008. We did all the tourist attractions and were really lucky with the weather. We visited attractions such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, the Museum of Childhood. We took tea on Oxford Street and saw.. Read More

My Captured Moment! A note to my eldest! #12

I have changed My Captured Moment at the last-minute, this should have been next weeks, but a certain someone needs a bit of support today!   This is Ms Glade. She is about 9 and at The Castle Museum in York. She was having a great time, taking part in all the activities, totally inhibited and carefree, just as a 9-year-old should be. As far back as 2004, she wanted to be a.. Read More

Powis Castle!

Ah there is nothing quite like family time! Given that Ms Glade was still at home after helping out at The Party, we decided that we would make the most of Saturday and get out and about. I had recently seen a TV programme about Powis Castle and decided that it would make the perfect destination for a family adventure. So, Saturday morning saw us waving off our overnight guests, then hot footing it to the.. Read More