Family Me and Mine Photography

Me and Mine 2017: May


There were supposed to be penguins in the back of my Me and Mine photos this month.  Technically, if you look really closely in the middle far left of this one, you can see a bit of a penguin underwater so that will have to do.

It was just after feeding time, they’d all been waddling around in an adorable little line following the keeper with the fish bucket and the diving and splashing each other and being generally cute as penguins are, but clearly, when the camera came out they all scarpered!  What was it about never working with children or animals?

Well, as you can see, this month’s Me and Mine photos don’t come from home, or even from one of our favourite haunts (I’m saving all of the lump in the throat moments for next month’s set!), but there does seem to be a theme.  Last May’s photos were taken when we went on an adventure to meet up with some of our dearest friends, and this year we went to meet the same friends, just somewhere a little bit different.

I’ll admit when I heard we were going to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, I was thinking ducks and geese and the occasional swan but the ducklings we saw were just a smidgen more exotic, there was a train that had Pip mesmerised all afternoon, and I got to see a giraffe up close for the first time in years as well as the penguins that hid.  More on all of which another day when I’ve had a moment to process the photos.

So what have we been up to this month? Well a highlight was definitely meeting up with our friends, and not just because they know how to work my camera and don’t mind taking the occasional snap, it’s just lovely and relaxing to see them and catch up on all of their news and fill them in on a bit of ours.

Other than that …. we sold our house, sort of. We’ve exchanged and we’re due to complete in a few weeks, so by the time we get to the end of June we will have moved, though possibly not into our new house.  Remind me never ever to move house again.  It’s definitely stressful, and definitely dominates everything your do for a little while so much as we’ll miss this house, I think we’ll be glad have done the big move.

For now you’ll have to excuse me as I disappear off into a flurry of packing the things that aren’t going into storage and trying to divine just what the weather’s going to be like for the next few weeks, all while trying not to perform ancient English rain dances by accident.

So here we are, my little family, in May:

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  • Sherry 31/05/2017 at 8:16 am

    Such lovely photos of you all – I’ve always wanted to visit there! Best of luck this month with the packing and moving and so on x #meandmineproject

  • Laura - Dear Bear and Beany 31/05/2017 at 8:53 am

    Ah lovely photos of you, you all look so happy and relaxed. A sign of a good day out. I agree moving is so stressful, I’m never doing it again! Good luck with it all x

  • Lee Winemiller Cockrum 31/05/2017 at 2:43 pm

    I love the photos of all of you on the red thing! (Not certain what it is!) But it makes a fabulous photo!

  • Mummy on a Budget 31/05/2017 at 9:01 pm

    The penguins were definitely camera-shy! Looks like a great day out though and a lovely set of photos for the #meandmineproject. Good luck with the house move!

  • Jenny 03/06/2017 at 8:51 am

    Oh lovely family snaps and good luck moving hunny. I love moving I know call me weird. I can’t wait to see your new space and what you do with it. Congrats. #meandmineproject

  • Lauren Scrapbook Blog 03/06/2017 at 8:36 pm

    goodness your house move process sounds hard! I hope its all over soon! Gorgeous photos as usual!

  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) 05/06/2017 at 10:37 am

    I love the photos of you all on the rocking horse. Gorgeous family photos and looks like it was a lovely day out. Wishing you all the best of luck with packing up and preparing for your move x #meandmineproject

  • Emmy Bell 06/06/2017 at 11:32 am

    Congratulations on the house sale. My husband and I live with my mum and we’re saving for a deposit, so I’ve never had the experience, but I can tell already that it’ll be stressful!

    Such a shame about the penguins, though it’s a cracking picture without them! Would you recommend the wildlife park?

    Emmy – Misadventurous Mummy