31 October 2016

Me And Mine Project - October 2016

October has been beautiful in so many ways and this months Me and Mine Project post is a joy to write. The weather has been so kind to us, we have barely had to put on our coats and have been able to spend so much time outside adventuring as we love to do. I normally leave my Me and Mine Project photographs to the last minute but this month we actually managed not one but two family captures. It's been a special month with two big celebrations in the family  - a wedding and a 60th birthday. We've also really enjoyed lots of family time, particularly with it being half term and it's felt as though we have got the balance right this month.

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Me and Mine at a family wedding this month
Our first image is from Oli's sister's wedding, an incredible day which we were so honoured to be a part of. The little ladies were flower girls, they thought this was simply wonderful and took their roles very seriously. We were super proud of them as they walked up the aisle with their cousins looking adorable in their little dresses and ballet shoes with their posies of gypsophila. They thought their aunty was an actual princess when they saw her in her wedding dress. We didn't stop smiling all day and have the happiest of memories from the day. I'm really pleased that we asked someone to take a family photo of us and I think quite possibly it might be my favourite yet.

We spent 4 days of half term celebrating my mums 60th birthday on the South Coast. We were right by the sea and enjoyed throwing pebbles into the ocean, eating far too much and some family time including a visit to the beautiful Arundel Castle. If you are ever in the area you must put it on your 'to visit' list, its breathtaking. The little ladies thought we were visiting Arendale castle, if you have little ones you will not need me to explain that this is where Elsa and Anna live in Disney's Frozen. They were mesmerised at the castle towering above them and thought it was absolutely magical. They wasted no time in climbing the 100 plus stairs to the keep. The gardens were equally beautiful, other worldly in fact, we popped the camera on a timer and hid in a tiny turret in the castle walls which the girls thought was brilliant.

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Me and Mine at Arundel Castle
I remember standing watching the girls run with such joy through the gardens and locking the image in my memory, I love it when they can just be children and enjoy the simple things and for me it makes it all worth while as it's just the most perfect of sights. I'm so glad we took this family photo even though it's not perfect, the memory of it most certainly is.

October has been full on too, we've been very busy with the blog including a visit to Bewilderwood in Norfolk and to the Mothers Meeting preview of the Marie Chantal collection for Marks and Spencers and i'm enjoying writing it more than ever, I can hardly believe that next month it will be my blog anniversary  -  a whole year since I nervously pressed publish on my first blog post.  I've also accepted a job which means that after a 5 year career break at home with the girls I am heading back to work in November which is why I'll particularly treasure this October as my last month at home full time with the little ladies. I hope we can continue to maintain the wonderful family time I adore as it's so important to me.

Miss Boo has finally settled at school after almost 5 weeks of tears at drop off in the morning, i'm keeping everything crossed that continues as she returns to school this week after our lovely 10 days together. Miss Tib's and Miss Dot are keeping us busy with their fiercely strong characters (which I wouldn't change for the world) and all 3 of them make Oli and I laugh and smile every day. I think this month more than any other month this year, I just feel really lucky for my girls, for Oli and the team that we are and for what lies ahead. I'll look forward to updating you next month with what November brings.

Me x

Linking up with Lucy from Dear Beautiful for this post.

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11 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos - love the one of you at Oli's sister's wedding and I can imagine that your girls thought their aunty was a princess. Love how they thought Arundel Castle was Arendelle castle - that's brilliant! :-) #meandmineproject

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    1. Thank you Louise, they are frozen mad so it's no surprise, sometimes it's so lovely to step back and look at the world through their eyes isn't it? Taryn x

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  2. Love the photos, I love to always see the pretty dresses your girls are wearing. I think you are slightly mad but very brave for taking the plunge back into the working world, I hope to do the same in a couple of years but know how hard it is going to be to even motivate myself to apply! Hope it all goes smoothly for you xx

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    1. Thank you. It's kind of a needs must situation and all came about rather by accident so I think it's probably meant to be. Sure it will take us time to adjust and I'm so going to miss my time at home with the girls but I think it will be good once we all get used to it. Will keep you updated on how I find it all. Taryn x

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  3. lovely photos and it sounds like a very busy October. :)

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    1. Thank you Angela. It was busy but fun :) Taryn x

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  4. Beautiful family photos, i just love yours and your girls dresses! Im glad boo is starting to settle with school that must have been heartbreaking xx

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    1. Thank you April! It wasn't easy but she was fine going in today so I think we might have cracked it. Hope you and your family are well. Taryn x

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  5. Gorgeous photos. Your girls as flower girls is simply beautiful, you must have been so proud. My girls would love a trip to a castle they thought was Arendelle! X

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    1. Thank you Laura. They loved being flower girls and excited as they get to do it again next year when my sister gets married. Arundel Castle comes highly recommended if you are ever in the area. Taryn x

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  6. Oh I love when little girls are at weddings and think the bride is a princess so bittersweet and so innocent. Your girls are adorable as well. Gorgeous family captures this month. #meandmineproject

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