#ShowYouWereThere round up

‘Show you were there’ round up

It’s Sunday morning, and that can only mean one thing.

Time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

 

My first pick for this week is this festive family throwback photo from Kerry at Kerry Louise Norris.

I love Christmas traditions like the one Kerry and her family seem to have started with visiting the winter wonderland in Cardiff each year, it’s so lovely for everyone to look forward to!

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I’m still ill. Not even joking. I feel like shit so whilst on the snuggled up under a duvet today, I made a Christmas bucket list for us. One of the things was heading to Cardiff’s winter wonderland as it’s one of Eva’s favourite things to do at Christmas. She still remembers what we did there last year and the year before which always amazes me. This was taken of us there last year (before I took Eva ice skating and almost pulled my back pushing her and the penguin around)! What’s on your Christmas bucket list this year? #meandmineproject #lifecloseup #christmasincardiff #welshbloggers #ukparentbloggers #clickinmoms #myhappyviews #myhappycapture #beinthepicture #showyouwerethere #capturingthesedays #treasuringlittlememories

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Next up is this brilliant photo from Adam at IronStyles.

I just absolutely love this moment that he’s captured, and the smiles on both their faces!

 

My third choice is from Lucy at Mrs H’s favourite things.

I’ve always loved feeding the ducks with the children in the park, and remember going to do the same with my mum when I was little.  It’s such a simple activity, but so lovely to do with our children.

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*HAPPY MOMENTS* __________ I do love this photo of me and Little Mister H feeding the ducks at @wwtslimbridge . We had such a lovely day there a few weeks ago. And it is one of my happy moments from October. __________ I’m over on the blog today sharing those moments from October that bought a smile to my face. (Link in profile). Including our day at Slimbridge, where the kids had a wonderful time feeding ducks and splashing around in welly boot land. What were your happy moments from October? __________ #mama_pals #ig_bbcc #ponderingparenthood #myhappycapture #littlefierceones #raisinglittlepeople #happylittlebuttons #letthembelittle #childhoodunplugged #rememberingthesedays #developinglife #lifecloseup #littlestoriesofmylife #highlightsofhappy #thisparentlife #mycolourfulkids #themagicineveryday #borntovoyage #beinthepicture #countrykidsfun #whatevertheweatherkids #myfamilyadventures #explorerkids #freespiritedchildhood #letsgolittles #lovelifeoutside #showyouwerethere #mytinytribe #wheremywelliestakeme

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My last pick for this time is this rather dramatic photo from Jaymee at The Mum Diaries.

I don’t think I’d really appreciated how big the Angel of the North is before seeing this photo!

 

Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

 

Now my turn.

Actually, it’s my husband’s turn this week.

This was taken last weekend as we walked along the seafront from the cenotaph to the civic centre to see the Pages of the Sea event.

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If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos.  And if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.


 

#ShowYouWereThere round up

‘Show you were there’ round up

It’s Sunday morning, and that can only mean one thing.

Time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

My first pick for this week is this lovely mummy/son moment from Nicola at Mummy to Dex.

I’m normally a coffee drinker but Dex’s hot chocolate looks so good with all those marshmallows in it!  And how cute is his little skeleton outfit!

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Now that Halloween is out of the way we can start talking about Christmas right? We’ve been reviewing some gorgeous personalised gifts on the blog from @justlovegifts1 Here we are enjoying a Mummy and toddler moment with a cup of hot chocolate and coffee…about as active as I get at the moment between these migraines and pelvic pain. If you have started thinking about doing some Chrimbo shopping be sure to check out @justlovegifts1 website where there are tons of gorgeous gifts. Full review of what we were sent is on my blog. #itschristmas #christmasshopping #christmaspresents #christmasgifts #toddlerandmom #toddlerandmum #toddlerboy #toddlermom #toddlermum #perfectandproud #showyouwerethere #kcacols #myhappymoments #familypictures #myhappyplace #lifeisbeautiful #happymommy #specialmoments #familytime #mummyandson #mylifeinsquares #christmas #chrimbo #christmastime #countdowntochristmas

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Next up is this gorgeously sunny photo from Jo at Pickle and Poppet.

I just love this moment that Jo’s husband captured, and the fact that he encouraged her to get in front of the camera so he could take it!

 

My third choice is from Rachel at Mini and Mabel.

This is just such a lovely photo of Rachel and her sister, and the location is just gorgeous!

 

My last pick for this time is this amazing family photo from Lisa at and then she clicked.

Don’t they make such a brilliant zombie family?!  And I love the story behind how this photo came about!

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Thought I’d treat you too another iPhone #halfterm snap 🤷🏼‍♀️ I hope you don’t mind. . Here is our #zombiefamily. . 45mins, £14 worth of pound shop products, scissors and glue. . I had a plan to go into a lot more detail on the cuts and wounds, but apparently 5 people in a double bedroom getting ready is not the easiest to co-ordinate. . Our bedroom looked like a bloody massacre after we left for the party despite my feeble attempt of covering it with towels.🤦🏼‍♀️. . We parked up a a few hundred meters down the road from our friends house, the only space down a dark country lane. An unexpected car came trundling up behind us and I said to Paul it would be funny if we all turned around to show the driver what was infront of him 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 The driver was patiently going about 5mph as we couldn’t step down the ditch to the side…. so we turn around expecting the headlights to give a full on zombie effect for the driver. . And it was my bloody dad!! . Most unexpected random thing ever 😂😂😂 Needless to say he was very pleased to see us and hopped out the car to take our photo 🤗🙏🏻 . More snippets on stories 🤗 #happyhalloween #zombiemakeup #family #pbloggersuk #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodtbroughinstagram #frightnight #haloweenmakeup #mama #monstermash

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Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

 

Now my turn.

Last week we spent a chilly morning at the beach with Steve’s brother and his family who were over for a visit.

I took a few photos of the children in this gorgeous and warm bobble hat, then asked Steve to take a couple of me with it on too.  This is one of my favourites out of all the pictures he took.

The hat we were all taking turns wearing is this year’s children in need hat and buying one is a great way to support Children in Need as well as keep yourself snug and warm this winter!

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If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.

My post ‘show you were there – getting more parents in more photos‘ explains what it’s all about if you’re still not sure!

And if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.


 

Show you were there more parents more photos

Show you were there – getting more parents in more photos

I’ve been quite quietly working away at something that means a lot to me.

And I think it’s time to start shouting about it a bit more.

You might not know this but I have a little Instagram community using #ShowYouWereThere that I absolutely love and that I would be thrilled to see more people joining in with.

So what is #ShowYouWereThere about?

It’s all about getting more parents in more photos.

Show you were there getting more parents in more photos

 

#ShowYouWereThere is an Instagram community for photos that feature you in some way.

It really doesn’t matter what the photo is, as long as you’re in it.

The photo could be:

  • a selfie
  • a family portrait
  • a snap of you with your partner
  • you and your best friend together
  • an outfit of the day picture
  • your shoes
  • your hand holding a precious cup of coffee or glass of wine

If it shows that you were there, then please do tag it #showyouwerethere!

Every fortnight I share four photos from the #ShowYouWereThere community here on my blog, which means a lovely little back link for bloggers, and a lot of fun for me looking through all the photos to make my choices!

 

Now, I bet you have a whole load of excuses and reasons why you’re not in that many photos.

If this is you, then take a few minutes and go and read these posts:

8 reasons you shouldn’t have your photo taken (and one really important reason you should)

How to be in more photos when you don’t have anyone to take them for you

Stop making excuses and get in front of the camera

 

The theme behind all of those posts is that you should push aside pretty much any excuse you can think of for not being in photos.

Because it’s not about you.

It’s about your children, and the people who love you.  These photos are for them, for the future.

So please, stop worrying about how you look in photos and just get in more of them.  Get in more photos with your children and for you children.

Print them out and put them in good old-fashioned photo albums.

Have a photobook made with all your family photos.

Share them over on Instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.

I’m looking forward to seeing you!

 

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#ShowYouWereThere round up

‘Show you were there’ round up

It’s Sunday morning, and that can only mean one thing.

Time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

My first choice for this week is this stunning photo from Amy at very much so.

I just love everything about this photo, the location, the scale, the sunlight pouring through the trees.  Just gorgeous!

 

Next up is a lovely photo from Donna at what the redhead said.

I may be ever so slightly jealous of Donna and the other bloggers having had this fab weekend away in such a beautiful location!

 

My third pick this week is from Leah at Home Family Life.

I love the realness of this photo, the perfect imperfection that sort of sums up how it is to get out of the house with small children sometimes!

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I sometimes let my anxieties get the better of me and shy away from going new places with the boys on my own. I wait till someone else can come with me or wait for the weekend when we can go as a family. But we had a fab day today. Tommy absolutely loved exploring the abbey ruins and I managed to push a double pushchair round….some how 😂 This isn’t the best photo but it had already taken me a while to pull Tommy away from climbing the ruin walls, I wasn’t about to try getting another photo. . . . . #getoutdoorsinoctober #getoutdoorsmore #lovelifeoutside #lovelifeoutdoors #parentinglikeabrit #whatevertheweather #thebestineveryday #ukexplore #showyouwerethere #capturemypositive #beinthepicture #rememberingthesedays #lionessmama #happylittlebuttons #worldoflittles #wanderlustkids #savouringtheseason #inspireroo #awanderfulchildhood #whatevertheweatherkids #daysoutwithatoddler #overcominganxiety #mumof2 #mumof2boys #mumofboys #oldermom #oldermum #mumover40 #momover40

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My last choice for this time is from Kerry at Kerry Louise Norris.

Simply because Disney!

 

Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

 

Now my turn.

I asked Steve to take a couple of photos of me and Nerys out in the garden, and while he took some lovely ones of us looking straight at the camera I think this one of us looking at each other is my favourite.

We were rubbing noses which Nerys thought was hilarious, and when she gets the giggles I find it almost impossible not to start laughing too!

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If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos.  And if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.


 

#ShowYouWereThere round up

‘Show you were there’ round up

It’s Sunday morning, and that can only mean one thing.

Time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

My first pick for this week is this gorgeously vibrant photo from Lucy at Mrs H’s favourite things.

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t have the urge to sing the Mary Poppins classic at the slightest mention of flying kites?!

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*LET’S GO FLY A KITE* ________ Flying a kite. It is the perfect activity to do on your 40th birthday. The experience was made more special because of the beautiful weather and the gorgeous beach. But I’d never flown a kite before and I never realised how peaceful it is. A perfect form of mindfulness. ________ “When you send it flyin' up there All at once you're lighter than air You can dance on the breeze Over 'ouses and trees With your fist 'olding tight To the string of your kite.” ________ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ig_bbcc #ponderingparenthood #ourweekendhappy #myhappycapture #mummyshot #worldoflittles #showyouwerethere #raisinglittlepeople #happylittlebuttons #letthembelittle #childhoodunplugged #rememberingthesedays #developinglife #littlewonderingeyes #getmoorefromlife #highlightsofhappy #thisparentlife #mycolourfulkids #themagicineveryday #borntovoyage #beinthepicture #countrykidsfun #whatevertheweatherkids #myfamilyadventures #explorerkids #freespiritedchildhood #letsgolittles #lovelifeoutside #mytinytribe #getoutsideinoctober

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Next up is this fab mother and son selfie from Kayley at friendly first foods.  I just had to include those happy faces in this week’s round up!

 

My third choice is from Kay at Mummy Burgess.  Not only is this a gorgeous photo, but it also comes with a really lovely caption about being happy and content.

 

My last pick for this time is this brilliantly autumnal photo from Jaymee at The mum diaries.

This just brings back so many memories from my childhood, and makes me want to go and hunt out some good conkers with the children so we can have a play!

 

Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere and making sure they’re existing in photos with and for their children.  I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram!

 

Now my turn.

This was taken on a recent windy trip to the beach.  We hadn’t been down for a while and I think we were all in need of a good blast of sea air.  The children were a bit disappointed that it was too cold for them to go swimming though; they loved it so much in the summer.

We still had a lot of fun though, running away from the waves.  The tide was on its way in while we were there, and I always forget how quickly it comes in here in Swansea!

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If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos.  And if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.


 

#ShowYouWereThere round up

‘Show you were there’ round up

It’s Sunday morning, and that can only mean one thing.

Time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

My first pick for this week is this gorgeous family photo from Katy at Hot Pink Wellingtons, with thanks to and then she clicked.

It is just such a stunning photo and the big genuine smiles are so contagious!

 

Next up is this brilliant dose of real life from Wendy at Naptime Natter.

I think we’ve all ended up like this at one point or another thanks to over-enthusiastic hugging haven’t we?!

 

My third choice is from Kirsty at Kirsty Ralph.

I just love this moment between Kirsty and her daughter, and the idea of the legend of Robin Hood being passed on to another generation.

 

My last pick for this time is from Amy at The smallest of things.

It’s just such a wonderfully happy photo, take a look at those matching smiles!

 

Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

 


If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos.  And if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.


 

#ShowYouWereThere round up

‘Show you were there’ round up

It’s Sunday morning, and that can only mean one thing.

Time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

My first pick for this week is this lovely photo from Jen at Spoonfuls of glitter – I love the sound of the girly weekend she had with her daughter!

Next up is this summery shot from Elaine at Entertaining Elliot.  It’s felt so autumnal this past week, this sunny photo was a lovely reminder of how great this summer was!

 

My third choice is from Charlotte at Mummy Fever.  How amazing is that view?  I’ve never been up to North Wales but seeing this photo makes me really want to go and spend some time there!

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Checking out the amazing view #LoveNorthWales

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My last pick for this time is this gorgeous photo from Amy at Very Much So Blog.

I just love this photo, and the message Amy shared with it – even big girls need help sometimes.  I’m 36 now and definitely still need my mum to lift me up and help me out!

 

Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

 

Now my turn.

We went for a lovely long walk through Parc Le Breos the other week.  While we were there we stopped to take some photos for the me and mine project, and Nerys and I snapped this one of the two of us together while we were at it.

If you look closely you can see that she has the remote trigger in her hand – she absolutely loves being the one to press it and take the photos when we’re out and about like this!

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If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos.  And if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.