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  • The Ordinary Moments – An Evening Stroll

    It’s been a long time since I’ve captured an Ordinary Moment, so this feels long overdue. And it couldn’t be better timed because I needed just something ordinary this Saturday. Nothing exciting or momentous – but a little ordinary thing to help me get out of a bit of a bad mood.  Because that’s the best thing about The Ordinary Moments, right? That you can find joy in the everyday.

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    #TheOrdinaryMoments, Parenting
    / September 3, 2017
  • Park in the Rain

    The Ordinary Moments – Park in the Rain

    Earlier this week, Pickle and I headed over to Cannon Hill Park to meet Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisy. The In The Night Garden Live Showdome has set up camp there for the next couple of weeks and we were getting ourselves acquainted with the place ahead of seeing the show itself on Monday. I had such great plans for a day out – a picnic in the park and letting Pickle have a good run around, but typically… it was raining. We took shelter in mac Birmingham and enjoyed a lunch and drink in there instead and even though it was still a little drizzly on the walk back to the car, I couldn’t resist letting him have a little play on the park in the rain. We had it all to ourselves, and he was so happy to run up and down the climbing frame. It’s the perfect thing to write about for this week’s The Ordinary Moments.

    #TheOrdinaryMoments, Days Out, Parenting
    / July 16, 2017
  • Fire Pit in the Garden

    The Ordinary Moments – Fire Pit Catharsis

    I’m a little late in getting my The Ordinary Moments post up this week but I really didn’t want to miss it, because as I keep on saying, I love capturing these little things I wouldn’t ordinarily capture. There’s something I really want to write about but I feel very conflicted about doing so… mainly because I feel I’d have to be a bit cryptic in order to not absolutely discredit whatever professional reputation I have left, but that feels a bit weird at the same time. But here goes. I may write it and delete it. We’ll see. But last week, we spent an evening sitting in our garden around our fire pit. And it was just the catharsis I needed.

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    #TheOrdinaryMoments, Parenting
    / June 19, 2017
  • Family Dinner Table at Breakfast Bluestone Wales

    The Ordinary Moments – Dinner Table

    This last week, we’ve enjoyed the most wonderful of stays at Bluestone Wales, which if you’ve never heard of it before – it’s like the Welsh version of Center Parcs. I’ll be blogging all about it very soon but before then, I wanted to write a little something for this week’s The Ordinary Moments link up because I’ve missed the past few weeks. Whilst we are away, I absolutely loved eating as a family at the dinner table. LPD and I made ourselves a big pot of tea every morning, and we all sat down to eat breakfast together and it was honestly the most relaxing and heart warming way to start each day.

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    6-12 Months, Parenting
    / May 7, 2017
  • Little Pickle's Mom and Dad cup of tea alfresco

    The Ordinary Moments – A Kind of Date

    This week’s Ordinary Moments is in part inspired by Laura from Five Little Doves’ recent post I’m Sorry if I Fooled You (which is a must read by the way). Her post tells the story behind some of her instagram photos and this week I feel like I need to do the same with one of mine too. Because I think we all know, if you dig a little deeper or tell a bit more of a story, there’s much more to a photo than its first appearance.

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    Marriage, Parenting
    / April 2, 2017