Tigerlilly Quinn: Me and Mine January

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Me and Mine January


I've been blogging for over 5 years now but only really discovered the community of blogging when I became a parent. When I did a world of parent bloggers seemed to open up to me and there are a few I discovered in those early sleep deprived days of new motherhood that have been firm favourites and I'm happy to say have actually become friends in 'real life' too. Two of those ladies are Katie and Lucy and I've loved catching up with their 'Me and Mine' series over the past two years.

I was really honoured when Lucy emailed at the end of last year to ask if I would like to be part of the team this year along with three other beautiful families Lucy, Jenny and Alex. Although I knew at the beginning of this month I needed to get a nice shot of us together I somehow left it until just two days ago to take one. I was feeling a bit stressed about it if truth be told, worrying I'd be letting the group down and if our photo would seem to forced or rushed. Actually the day I did set out with my tripod and camera turned out to be just perfect. We stopped at a local gallery for a quick coffee and a slice of art and then pottered round the corner for crepes (us savoury, lemon and sugar for W).

Propping my tripod up on a bin (of all places) we messed around taking these silly snaps as passers by looked at us curiously. I have to say I absolutely love these pictures, I think they capture our little family so well and it reinforced just why I wanted to take part in this project. I feel so excited that there will be (at least) twelve pictures of us together by the end of the year rather than the five I've managed to accumulate over the past three years.


After we took these pictures Tom and Wilf decided they would like to visit the big libary in town and as I had some work to do I let the boys have sometime by themselves. Giving them a hug and a kiss as Wilf cheerily told me 'see you later mumma! we'll have fun!' and they trundled off hand in hand together. I'm often reminded just how lucky I am to have them and to how perfect we all are for each other. My little boy is getting bigger and whilst he used to be tied to my hip he's now enjoying things with Tom that I'm not always part of but I'm happy for that too. I'm happy to hear his their tales as he rushes through the door asking me to help him take his coat off and we sit on the sofa whilst Tom makes the hot chocolate. These are the days and the moments I never want to forget.

This month I'm sending you over to to the lovely Jenny. If you've not come across her blog before then Jenny is one of those infectiously happy and positive people. She makes the cutest videos on her YouTube channel too!

Photobox will be sponsoring Me and Mine this year. Every month one post linked up will win a photo prize. January's prize is a photo cushion and everyone linking up will automatically be entered.

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21 comments:

dont call me stepmum said...

I love these photos, they just seem so natural. Looking forward to seeing your posts each month :)

Lucy said...

I absolutely LOVE those expression in the last one, you look like you're having a total blast together. So glad to have you (and your lovely family) joining our team this year, it's going to be fab. x

Let's Talk Mommy said...

Fritha your family captures are just too cute and so sweet. I love your location too makes such a creative photo in the back. Oh Fritha your words of me are so precious thank you so much you always made me tear up. Glad you like my silly youtube channel. I am just learning and getting my head wrapped around the whole vlogging world. lol Lovely #meandmine

laura said...

Such beautiful photos, and sweet words about your lovely family. Makes me realise I must take more photos of mine. I don't think I have a single photo of all four of us! x

Polly Williams said...

Beautiful photos, Wilf's expressions are the best too xx

Goblin Child said...

These are MARVELLOUS, vibrant pictures of a gorgeous, vibrant family. And I must say, your pictures are making me fall in love with Bristol.

Capture by Lucy said...

Hooray for Me and Mine! Welcome to this special gang! So lovely to see everyone and their families. Nice coat too ;) xxx

Caro Davies said...

Such lovely pics of the 3 of you — I love how you're so brightly standing out of your surroundings! We end up leaving it to the last minute every month too but I'm always so happy to have done it!! It felt amazing to have those 12 photographs of my little family at the end of last year! I'm so looking forward to having another set in December! X

MrsShilts said...

Love the photographs. I love how much colour comes through in all of your snaps, really lovely x

Stephanie Oakes said...

The silly, fun snaps are always the best. Gorgeous, natural happiness. I went on a 'Damien Lovegrove' photography course down where you are and i'm so jealous you have such amazing backdrops for your photos! x

Jessica Eliot said...

Fabulous fun pictures of you and your family :) I'm joining in for the first time and am excited too that I'll have at least 12 photos of the three of us together by the end of the year! x

Laura Moore said...

These photos are so much fun!
I love seeing my eldest become more and more independent, but there are still times when she needs just me, and those times are so very precious. This mothering lark is tough - the constant battle of wanting to let them go free, but missing them so very much.

lifeasourlittlefamily said...

Gorgeous. I love these snaps. So cute, happy and simply perfect for Me and Mine. I only wish a had a tripod and big fat camera so things could be a little less forced. Great to be linking in this year. Hopefully our first year of me and mine will lead to 12 lovely photo's as you said. x

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Ah I love these photos. You all look so happy! xx

Colette B said...

What gorgeous photos! So happy and lovely colours! x

Katie @mummydaddyme said...

Ahh such gorgeous happy shots of such a beautiful colourful family. You guys are the cutest. Couldn't be a better and more lovely lady joining our Me and Mine team! :) x

JessMcGlynn said...

What lovely, natural photos. My husband would never agree to take a picture if he thought people were watching but I'm feeling challenged now to just go for it after seeing these! #meandmine

You Baby Me Mummy said...

Such lovely pictures of you all x

Laura Rocksteady said...

Oh I love the idea of this linky and you have such a happy and beautiful family :) I totally agree about the community of blogging opening up when crossing over into the parenting blog world.


Laura x

Little Jam Pot Life said...

You have the most amazing backgrounds! lovely family capture! x

Two Boy Mummy said...

These pics just exude happiness. Such a lovely splash of colour in a cold January. xx

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