8 years later

If you’ve read my blog before, you might know that I feel quite passionately about taking photos, and about making sure that I am in some of the photos that I take.

I’ve written posts about the photos we wish we’d taken and how sometimes, even if you might feel a bit shy or awkward about it, you should just take the damn photo.

So when I was in Kent last weekend visiting my family, I took the chance to get my parents and my siblings out in the garden together for a photo of the 5 of us.  And I’m really pleased I dragged everyone out there because, as far as we could remember, the last photo we took of the 5 of us together was taken about 8 years ago, at my oldest niece’s christening!


I do still absolutely love this photo of all of us, everything about it makes me smile, and brings make lovely memories from that day.

But, I think we were long overdue an updated family photo.

So, I handed my camera over to that same niece who brought us together for the old photo, and she took this fabulous portrait for us.


8 years later, and our lives may have completely changed (that niece is now one of 7 Grandchildren for my parents!) but I don’t think we look all that different!

And look how colour coordinated we were, competely by chance – do you get the feeling that, as a family, we like the colour blue?!

I’m so pleased with how this photo turned out.  I think my niece did a brilliant job, and I love how happy we all look, especially considering the fact that this was taken in a hurry, 2 minutes before we had to head out so I could catch my coach back to Swansea!

This photo is top of my ‘photos-to-be-printed’ list now, because it represents so much.

It is happiness and joy and love.

This is exactly the family photo I want to be able to show to my children and my grandchildren in years to come.


Cuddle Fairy


  1. 10/08/2016 / 1:05 pm

    That’s so nice that you got an updated photo, we try to do one every year to keep.it up today but the past few years we have lacked in it. It’s kind of funny you are all colour co-ordinated but also really lovely. #BloggerClubUK

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • This glorious life
      11/08/2016 / 5:58 pm

      We really need to make more of an effort to do it more often, I suppose it’s just not that often we’re all together to do it! x

  2. 10/08/2016 / 10:33 pm

    That’s such a good photo, totally right on the colour co-ordination! My mum and i often end up in purple together! #bloggerclubuk

    • This glorious life
      11/08/2016 / 5:54 pm

      It’s fab isn’t it, so impressed with my niece’s skills! And love that you colour coordinate too! x

  3. 12/08/2016 / 8:37 am

    What a lovely post to read this morning, Madeline. The photos really made me smile. I love photos too. I’ve always loved looking through other peoples photos and albums. The first one is just perfect, because everyone is so happy and relaxed. I want to know what made you all laugh so much. I have a photo of my daughter in my phone of when she was about 4 and it always makes me smile when I look at it because of her expression, #KCACOLS

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