Unfortunately I didn’t realise that half term would take so much focus that I wouldn’t be able to find just a couple of hours to write my blogs for the week. Oh well, at least the children have some great memories and we had some lovely family and I got some me time ( going to the cinema by yourself is glorious, no whispering and no sharing your popcorn).
Days 14 – 17 will have slightly truncated posts so they all fit on this post.
Day 14 – Red
I was going to use a Lego heart for this post but decided to just use my kids instead. They didn’t understand why I was asking them to lean against the post box. My daughter thought we were going to post something and was heartily disappointed when we didn’t. Visiting her brother and being able to play with his birthday presents helped a lot though.
Day 15 – Family
This is one of the themes from my previously unfinished challenge. Please use the link to read that post.
November Photo Challenge #amsh2017 Day 2 – Family
Day 16 – Money No Object
If I had all the money in the world I would buy the houses that my family currently live in.
Of course my parents house would be first on the list. I need them to be safe and secure as they get older.
I would then buy the house that my paternal grandfather built for my grandmother when he came back from the war. It is built on a hill and used to be called Hill Crest. It was a square house (previous owner extended it) with double frontage and a huge garage (my grandfather was car crazy). It is close to the park, so close in fact that you could stay in the house and still be able to watch their every move.
The final house would be one called Verendale. It is at the bottom of the hill that my grandfather built his house on. It is my ancestral family home. About 5 generations of my paternal family have lived in the house. It would still be in the family if my grandfather had been able to keep it once he lost his parents. Verendale is a beautiful thatched building. It is full of period features and has very low ceilings. It is next door but one to the local pub so nice and easy to pop in after work and even better it is just across the road from the graveyard so I would be able to see my Milo’s resting place from my bedroom window.
All of the above houses are in the village I grew up in. I would love to move back but we have been priced out of the market unfortunately for all properties apart from ones that are too small for my family’s needs.
Day 17 – Shadows
This shadow is of my Milo’s donkey. His name is Dexter and he lives on my bed. I did start taking him out whenever we went to different places so my Milo was included in any photos we took but I got too scared of losing him so now we use a teddy with Milo’s name on it instead.
My eldest helped me to take this image. I needed him to hold the light. By the time I had got a picture I was happy with he was complaining that his arms were aching from holding my old phone.