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Me and Mine: September 2015



After yesterdays post, I'm relieved to sit and write a much more upbeat happier sort of post. It's one of my favourite posts to write actually - Me and Mine, a blog link-up that I co-host with a bunch of particularly lovely fellow blogging friends of mine. I love that so many people join in, non-bloggers included via platforms such as instagram and facebook, it's just so lovely to see happy smiley photographs of people with their families and I'm particularly fond of the ones that are of families standing or sitting somewhere that they've been that month or some place that is special to them. I love photographs that sort of tell a story even before you've gotten to read any text.

My photograph this month is from the day that I turned 27, my family and I were at Whipsnade Zoo watching the elephants, there was a baby elephant amongst the adults and it was incredibly sweet just watching them all together. I feel like my photograph certainly does tell a story this month and actually I think that it tells it's story rather perfectly. It's saying that within this photograph there are two little boys who have beyond zero interest in having their picture taken, clearly there are far more important things to be doing at the zoo rather than standing about in front of a bunch of equally uninterested elephants posing for selfies and to be honest, I think that's pretty fair. Though Mama does like a good old family selfie! Ah well - at least their Dad and I have got our family selfie pose going on! 

September's been a good month for us. Sure it's had it's ups and downs, I had some work news that we need to deal with and what happened to Adam Monday night was a totally awful moment for us, one that he's still recovering from, but the other days of September have been mostly kind to us. I'm even looking in to starting to try and get a bit more fitter, because whilst I may have lost my baby weight quite quickly, despite eating more cake then I ever have before, the harsh reality is that I am totally un-fit, and a run round the block would leave me breathless and probably in pain for days, if not weeks. I tend to have these sudden urges to get fit and a lot of the time those urges fizzle, so I've been considering hiring some fitness equipment rather than buying it outright and I've been doing a lot of pondering over the rowing machine hire from Hire Fitness as I don’t have the free time to get to the gym with Logan being so young.

Also this month I decided to start making monthly montage videos of clips that we've taken as a family throughout the month. I've already made Septembers and it will be uploaded to my playlist over on Channel Mum tomorrow (the 1st October). I hope people will like watching them as I feel it gives a better insight into our every day family life rather than me just sitting in front of a camera talking every time. I like the idea of doing a mix of both and to be totally honest I really really enjoy putting them together and knowing that I will always be able to look back on these sorts of videos with fond memories. When it's live tomorrow, I will embed the video on the bottom of this post, so if you'd like to see it please do check back. :)


This month I recommend taking a peak at my lovely fellow co-host Fritha's blog - I love seeing her family's Me and Mine shot every month and it's always lovely to see how much her baby bump has grown.

dear beautiful
 



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  1. Lovely photo of you all. Sounds like September has been a fun month for you despite yesterday's post.

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    1. Thanks Laura, yes it really has despite Monday night x

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  2. I like the idea of a mix of videos that are montages and talking. Sometimes selfies are some of my favourite photos, I'm always glad I took them rather than waiting for the 'perfect' photo. xx

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    1. Oh me too, sometimes good natural one makes for the best sort of photo x

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  3. Ah lovely photo!! Nice that its a me and mine for the Elephant family too haha! #meandmine xx

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    1. Hayley you never fail to make me laugh x

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  4. I love the elephants in the background. It sounds like September's been full of family adventures x

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  5. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day out, the pictures seem to suggest you did!! I love the idea of a monthly montage video, I'm always recording little clips here and there, and never do anything with them. Off to check out your Sept one now!! #meandmine xx

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    1. Thank you. I'll post the video later on x

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  6. Ah this is a lovely one of you all Alex, and nice it was taken on such a happy day. I just read your post about Adam and I hope he is feeling a lot better this evening. You really are a beautiful family. x

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  7. A lovely family photo :). I'm glad September has been a good month for you, despite what happened to Adam earlier in the week. I hope he's feeling better soon and recovers quickly :). I look forward to watching your new video tomorrow too :) x

    Emma x

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    1. Thank you so much Emma. I'll post it here later today x

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  8. A lovely photo of all of you, and the elephants! I love when photos tell a story too, and I love that we can try to get our children to pose for them, but really they just do what they want - often they're the best ones. I love watching little video clips too; I took quite a few whilst we were away for a month, I just need to find some time to edit it all together! xx

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    1. Thank you I agree. Ah I was so pleased with the result when I edited ours all together for the first time, they make for such great videos to sit and watch back I think. x

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  9. OH Alex you all are looking so lovely and the boys look so much alike I can't believe it. So cute and the elephants. My two tend to do whatever they want these days in our photos but I love great candid ones too. Shows personality. :) #meandmine

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  10. A lovely photo of you all. I hope Adam is feeling better xo

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  11. Oh it's a lovely photo - I've yet to convince small people that looking at the camera is that interesting so I think you've done brilliantly, and it's an awesome backdrop too!

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  12. Lovely family photo with the elephants in the background. So glad to hear that Adam is recovering. x

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  13. Gorgeous photo of you all, hope you had a lovely birthday sweetie xxx

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  14. I love this photo Alex, it's so lovely, the boys are so alike. Hope you had a lovely birthday and Adam is feeling better now. It must have been so scary for you! I hope he's feeling better now. I have watched your first monthly montage video and I absolutely loved it! xx

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