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The Gallery : Dads.

This week’s return to The Gallery sees Tara giving us the prompt of Dads.

Whereas it’s quite tricky finding a photo of my mom, my dad is always more than happy to jump in front of the camera. I didn’t need to stop and think about what photo I should use, I knew instantly that it had to be this one:

My brother got married in February, the bride and bridesmaids all wore mini top hats. I think my dad felt a bit left out – we found him snoozing like this the morning after the wedding.

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The Gallery : Chilled Out.

This week’s prompt from Tara is Chilled Out.

I had to think quite hard about this prompt, the first thing that came to mind was one of my many pictures of a large mug of something caffeinated and a book but I’ve used pictures like that for other prompts and I don’t really want to become predictable. Okay, more predictable than I already am. Flicking through my photos I suddenly remembered this:

I’m a country girl through and through, and being somewhere beautiful always relaxes me. I grew up by lots of water so add in a lake or a river or in this case the edge of the sea and I can physically feel all my stresses floating away. This is at Portmeirion so it combines water, gorgeous landscapes and the knowledge I’m in my newly adopted and much beloved Wales. What could be better?

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The Gallery : Mother Love.

This week’s prompt is Mother Love.

This is a photo of my mom taking a photo of me taking a photo of her… you get the idea.

There are not words for me to express how I feel about my mom, how much she has done for me always but particularly over the last 18 months since I became ill. She has been the one that has always got me through, without a shadow of a doubt without her I wouldn’t now be at university making a new life for myself. She’s been there through the days when even putting a sentence together has been so hard I’ve wanted to scream, she’s been there on the days when I couldn’t see a better future, and she’s been there on the days when I’ve succeeded – always the first to congratulate me.

One of my biggest dreams is that I get to be a mom myself. If I’m lucky enough that it comes true I can only hope to aspire to be as good a mom as mine is.

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The Gallery: Love

I haven’t been taking part in The Gallery for the last few weeks, but I thought I’d take part in the final one of the year. Tara has set the wonderful theme of Love.

I’ve already seen some lovely photos being posted, pictures of children, partners, friends and so many more. I had a few photos in mind to share for this prompt but as I was looking through my photo folders I spotted this one and knew it was the right one for me.


I have a lot of loves in my life (though some people around me might prefer to use the word obsessions) and this photo combines two of the biggest – tea and Doctor Who. This mug was a lovely present from Emma, and it’s become the mug I use for tea. Most days I manage to drink about half my bodyweight in tea so this certainly gets plenty of use!