31.3.18

A little of our rainy rainy Easter & how I feel about my children being part of 'Tigerlilly Quinn'


I'm trying to manifest 'we cannot change the weather it is out of our control' and not feel down about ALL THE RAIN!

Even with both of us at home, having yet another virus hit us all and not being able to get outside and blow the cobwebs away ( I know we *could* but I don't think getting cold and wet would be great for recovery) hasn't been great for lifting spirits.

Anyway, we did manage to pop out to one of the city farms for a morning before the hail arrived and we had a good morning so that was that. I was a bit miffed the weather wouldn't let us walk up to my FAVOURITE place for burger though but hey ho 'let it go, let it go...'


We actually took these pictures because of a IG campaign we were doing but I loved them all so much I wanted to share here too. I love my job for promoting me to take pictures when maybe I wouldn't have done. Although my dad always says 'this is what ALL parents are doing Fritha, it's just you do it for a job too' haha.


Late last night I stumbled upon *that* mumsnet thread and after scouring pages and pages I ended up googling 'Tigerlilly Quinn - Mumsnet' and to my absolute surprise found myself mentioned. I really didn't expect to at all as I don't consider myself to be very well know at all but thought what was said about me was fair. The first person to bring up my name mentioned me as a good example of disclosure of which I was grateful, another later on said they would have felt my disclosure better placed at the very top of my posts and not the bottom, which I'm very happy to take on board and change in the future.

I did have someone question a comment I made in a vlog once about my children being part of this 'Tigerlilly Quinn' brand. I honestly don't remember saying this but I'm happy to accept I may have! It gave me pause because the person felt this was a really awful thing to say, I wanted to explain that by that I of course don't mean they are employees or anything other than children who are my pride and joy! They are not models or actors but I think it would be naive of me to think that a lot of the jobs we do are only possible because we have children. I think about 70% of the collaborations we do are family focussed and having children is of course integral to that. If you were to look at the last 9 pictures in my instagram feed for example only half of them would feature the kids. In time I do very much believe the focus of this blog may change shape and move further away from a parenting theme as they grow older (and I'm not having any more kids! :))

Already Wilf is in it much less since he started school, many of the campaigns we do don't involve him but he is in them if he feels like it, if he is integral to the photo then he is paid for them (into his savings account for when he is older). Whilst we might suggest are kids dress a certain way on a certain day (Wilf actually is totally happy for me to choose his clothes every day haha Mabli may change her mind much quicker!) I think I'm very lucky that my children love having their photo taken, the photos we take are candid and generally are not any different to any pictures we would take on an average day. I'm digressing a bit I guess but I would also never photograph them upset, with their uniforms, naked or any other situation that could embarrass them or risk their safety. Those are our personal guidelines when sharing photos of our family online.

Phew! Didn't mean to actually write all that, only came on to share picture of the farm and moan about the rain, as you were!

p.p.s I also found myself mentioned in a thread about jumpsuits as someone who wears them well, thank you that person you made my day! ;) 

9 comments:

Bethany Sibley said...

Looks like such a fun day out, it’s a shame it rained but atleast you made the most of it πŸ™†πŸ»‍♀️

Hayley Warren said...

You have such a cute family! I love how you all have matching raincoats too.

Sarah Rooftops said...

I love that some of the money you earn goes into savings for the kids - that seems very fair and, now I think about it, would make me more inclined to accept sponsored posts myself (I've turned them all down so far, partly because I don't get offered enough for it to be worth the tax hassle, but mostly because I'm not sure how I feel about including the kids - it's really interesting to read your take on it). For what it's worth, I see you as an example of somebody who is doing it right - your photos are gorgeous without being potentially embarrassing and you always seem to write with love and respect for your children.

Sarah said...

I love these photos, they're gorgeous. I absolutely love your take on including your little ones in your blog. (Especially giving some of the money to your eldest if they are featured, that's so sweet!)

Elizabeth said...

I wouldn't have the guts to google myself, lol! there's always going to be people with opinions if we share our lives online. Keep being your awesome you. :)

Nayna Kanabar said...

What a lovely day out , its good to enjoy the fresh ai4 and let the kids learn through nature and hands on.

Msddah A said...

Such a great looking family and I can tell you all had fun. I have also not seen anyone look this great in their rain coat. Now I absolutely want to get me one!

Amy Simpson said...

Oh goodness you are so brave searching your name! lol! I can't imagine anyone thinking anything of you other than loveliness! by the way I'm loving your matching raincoats! Amy x

lisa bradburn said...

We love farm visits in our house, especially at this time of year. Bottle feeding the baby lambs is one of our fav activity.

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