Me and Mine – September 2016


I am taking a bit of poetic license this month as this photo is ‘technically’ from the end of August…. but September has been so mad that this is the only recent picture of the three (or four) of us.

This was taken on Sandsend beach in Yorkshire where we went for our holiday this year and we had a wonderful time playing on the sand and spending time together.

I can’t believe that in 10 weeks we will getting ready to welcome our daughter into the world… this pregnancy is speeding up something crazy.


I actually love comparing year on year as well – and in 2014 we were also on a beach – but in Brighton… I can’t believe how much my little man has grown up!


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Me and Mine – August 2016


February 2015 was the last time we did a Me and Mine portrait. I thought we should get a few in before we have a new addition… this picture was taken in the same spot at my sister’s house as one we took in May 2013. I love the fact that Chiplet couldn’t put the panda down for the photo. He always goes straight to the spare room at my sister’s to pick him up and give him cuddles.



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Wild Camping Close to Home


Ah how we do love to camp in our family. It can sometimes feel like  bit of a chore getting loaded up and heading for a long drive though; so when we  were given the chance to camp in a friend’s field just up the road we grabbed it with both hands.

We are lucky enough to have a camper van, so come rain or shine we know we can always be dry and warm at least!


The spot has its own firepit and slide and we took our hammock and hitched it up to the trees. It was so lovely to have no distractions and just spend some family time BBQ-ing sausages and toasting marshmallows. Bliss! My little superman loved it as well.



Finding Out at the 20 Week Scan


The first time I was pregnant with Chiplet, there was never any question about finding out the gender of the baby. My husband (or boyfriend at the time) and I both wanted a surprise. I remember there being little doubt in my mind (or heart) that it was a boy that I was carrying though. I just felt like I was going to have a son and I even had a dream about his face.

wriglet 20 week scan

So this time around, we wanted to find out what we were having; mostly because Chiplet seemed convinced that he only wanted a brother. Once he realised he couldn’t choose, he then moved onto being convinced it was a little sister “because I am a boy Mummy and it must be a girl.”

So we set off for our 20 week scan today and everything was where it should be. We have a very wriggly little one – so the nickname Wriglet is really quite apt. It turns out that Wriglet doesn’t want us to know. The Ultrasound Technician hazarded a guess, but was not willing to stand by it due to too much movement.

I think I know in my heart what we are having though.


What Chiplet Loved (March 2015-June 2016)


It’s been a while…. precisely 16 months since I posted a What Chiplet Loved. I took a break from blogging but didn’t take a break from photographing my son.. so I thought I would do a quick catch up of what he has loved for the past 16 months!

Warning ….rather large photo collage coming… thank goodness for picmonkey:

first half collage

  1. March 2015 – My birthday present
  2. April 2015 – Crimdon Dene beach
  3. May 2015 – Charlotte’s Icecream Parlous
  4. June 2015 – Tiny cows
  5. July 2015 – Indoor rainbows
  6. August 2015 – Sticky Weetabix
  7. September 2015 – Hitting the water
  8. October 2015 – Working hard with Daddy

second half collage9. November 2015 -Being independent
10.December 2015 – Turning 3!
11. January 2016 – Cuddly toys and bed
12. February 2016 – The washing basket car
13. March 2016 – Easter gifts
14. April 2016 – The narrow gauge train at Betws-y-coed
15. May 2016 – Giant burgers and chips
16. June 2016 – Dipping toes in the water at Bolton Abbey

So that about brings us up to speed with what Chiplet has been loving!

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