It’s been two years to the day since I set out to bring a little nostalgia into the world.

This Blog was intended to be more than just a record of family life; I wanted to encourage people who fell across it to think long and hard about their memories, and to make a deliberate effort to capture their past and the family stories of which they are custodians, as a legacy for their children.

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I have never had plans for world domination in terms of reader numbers or awards (just as well eh?!), but rather a compulsion to lay out my own family and childhood memories, whether that was in the form of laugh-out-loud retrospectives of forgotten decades, tales of relatives who are no longer with us, or by recording the development of my boys from babies to men.

So, here are a selection of the ‘memories of my memories’ (if you get my meaning), from the journey so far.

Discovering the astonishing story of Uncle Joe’s letters from WWII, and serialising them.

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Remembering when life was more simple…all shoulder pads and Kajagoogoo

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Capturing the births….

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…the birthdays….

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…..the holidays…..

me and neil on dunes at newport sands c1972 cropped

and taking stock of how much those kids have grown…!

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Capturing a love story through a family heirloom.

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And celebrating the joy of our furry friends. After all, they’re family too!

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We’ve had days out

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family history….

Lily and Thomas

…and some tense photography moments.brit 12

It’s been a blast. Happy birthday to me!

10 responses to “Blogoversary

  1. Happy blogoversary to you! I love your blog for all the reasons you’ve mentioned, but them I’m obsessed with saving memories too… Hope you have another brilliant blog year and capture many more memories. x

  2. Aw yay! Happy Blog Birthday to you! It’s a wonderful thing preserving and documenting the memories. I am so unbelievably glad I decided to start mine- it’s one of the best things I have ever done. x

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