Under the weather

Under the weather

For the last week M has been feeling under the weather with a rotten cold. He seems to have reached that age where he just has to be in the same room as someone with sniffles and he comes down with a snotty nose. Normally he handles being poorly quite well, but this time the cold knocked him for six. I felt awful being at work, knowing our little man was snuggled up in a blanket on the sofa. For a couple of days he wouldn't eat much and looked really pale and…continue reading →
Beach bums

Beach bums

As soon as we moved to Dorset we fell in love with the beach. We visited when the sun was shining and the beach was full and we visited with our dinner as the sun was setting. If we needed to escape our little flat we packed up the car and drove to the beach to walk across the sand and dip out toes in the sea. When C was pregnant we talked about our plans to raise a little beach lover. A child that loved to spend time at the beach and…continue reading →
A happy month outside

A happy month outside

This month has flown by, like every other month in the year so far. When I started to think about the weeks we've had I realised April has definitely been a happy month outside. We have made the most of the sun shining and taken time to visit London, the beach, the woods and park. Even when the sun wasn't shining we enjoyed a trip to the farm and splashed in puddles. We have always been outdoor people, but now we have M we are certainly an outdoors family. As the month drew¬†to…continue reading →
Child free trip

Child free trip

We love M more than we ever imagined you could love and we love spending as much time with him as possible. But we also enjoy couple time and the opportunity for a child free trip. The other day we got to travel to London to see The Book of Mormon and behave like tourists. Even though we've visited London together many times during our relationship, there is just something special about being there together. There was no trying to squeeze a pushchair between the throbbing crowds of tourists in Picadilly Circus, or…continue reading →
London Sightseeing

London Sightseeing

For my birthday last month, my In Laws bought me tickets to see The Book Of Mormon, a musical I've wanted to see since it debuted on Broadway. Not only was I excited to be going to see the musical, I was also happy to be visiting London with Clara. Both of us have fond memories of London growing up. My dad worked in central London throughout most of my childhood and used to take me there, whilst C used to visit with her mum and grandparents. Even as adults our love of…continue reading →
A hand to hold

A hand to hold

I have always found holding C's hand incredibly comforting, it's something that warms me to the core. We can be sitting next to each other in the cinema, or even laying in bed and I know I can reach across and take C's hand and she'll hold mine back. There was a time in our relationship where holding C's hand filled me with anxiety. I feel ashamed of this time and it makes me sad to think about it, but it's part of the past and can't be changed. I'd experienced homophobia in…continue reading →
A Living Arrows Collection

A Living Arrows Collection

At the end of last year, I was happy to be asked to become one of the contributors for I Heart Snapping. Their Living Arrows project was perfect to encourage me to improve my photography whilst capturing a weekly memory of our little man. It's been six weeks since we started the project and I am really enjoying sharing my images and seeing how everyone else captures their children's moments. I'm really starting to feel more confident with my style and love how the project allows me to get down and see the…continue reading →
A quick captured moment

A quick captured moment

Since Clara and I have been together, we've been quite fond of taking a couples selfie. But as the years have passed and our family of two became three, we've discovered we take less and less pictures of just the two of us. As much as we love our family photos, it's nice to have some memories of how we look as a couple together, to look back on. When Lucy from Dear Beautiful got in touch with an idea for a new photography project called Me and You, I was very happy…continue reading →
A Mini Multitasker

A Mini Multitasker

I've always had a terrible habit of multitasking my media. I'll edit pics whilst reading on my kindle app and watching Breaking Bad on Netflix. When family see this happening they always assume I can't be paying attention to any of the things I'm multitasking. But I know my limits, throw in some music and suddenly my brain can't process everything. The other night whilst preparing M for bed, he demanded to sit at my desk. We haven't got round to plugging in our PC since we moved, so I was happy to…continue reading →
Living Arrows – Sharing the memories we keep

Living Arrows – Sharing the memories we keep

It is no secret that I love photography. I see myself as someone who likes to keep a memory in its visible form, for all to see. I believe you can interpret this memory individually and quite often become aware of a deeper story. When our little man entered our world I decided I wanted to document his life, so that when he is older he has his story and can peek into the adventures we shared from my perspective. When I was approached by the I Heart Snapping team to become involved…continue reading →