a few last autumn days…

Blog posts for me are a little like buses.  It can be ages and ages without one and then all of a sudden you’ve like six in a row. 🙂  There has been so much going on lately that I’m working my way through a backlog of Autumny pictures, and hoping that you’ll not get too tired of leaves and bobble hats just yet. (I know, NEVER, right?)

Anyway, I wanted to do a great big round up post today because, at times I feel I struggle to take a picture at all (hello January/ February!) and then at others there is just so much beauty and bounty that every turn seems to be a new opportunity.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll continue to for the foreseeable, but Autumn is just my favourite.

It’s a big week in our house this week.  Annie turns seven in a few days and Eva sits the first of her big entrance exams for her new school.  For the most part life passes me in a blur sometimes – I mean, we tread the wheel, don’t we?  The days and weeks merge and before you know it another year has slipped away.  I feel like I’m hanging on to each minute this year in particular.  Our three are just at that totally perfect age and I’m never ready for the changes that are to come.  It has been an amazing year, but one of growing independence and growing up too (us and them!)  I guess at some stages you just feel it more maybe.  I’m trying my best to live slowly through it all.

Noah and I had a chat the other day, while the girls were out, about the little things in life.  He told me that even if he had the chance, he wouldn’t want to win the lottery or be a millionaire, because things would change too much and he loved his life just as it was.  I love him so much for saying that and, when you’re nine and life revolves around catching Pokémon and negotiating time on the Wii, to recognise things like that are pretty profound I think.  As ever, I’m so grateful for his wise little mind and for their awareness and acceptance of all the tiny things that make up their perfect ordinary.  They definitely teach me so much more about contentment and patience and perfect timing than I teach them and I’m forever thankful for it!

A few (a lot of!) pictures!




^^  You see what I mean?  Pokémon catching evvvverywhere!




^^  Andrew’s initials from many moons ago and carving a few 2016 ones into this tree too!  I hope so much that they’ll be around to see them in their 30s as well. (Never leave me my little lot!)






^^  Sunday afternoon walks with the extended family!  And my love and I.  He doesn’t get nearly enough mention on here and yet, this blog is so much a team effort.  I always think of it as ours rather than mine – a little piece of all of us.  I love them for embracing it and tolerating it at times too.  And this man for always being my greatest cheerleader.







Hope you’re having a great week everyone!


E x





  1. Geralyn Mcwilliams
    November 8, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Beautiful photos Emma. I love the colours of Autumn too.

  2. Kerri-Ann
    November 8, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Oh my goodness Noah’s eyes in that pic with the milkshake, he’s such a handsome boy. I love your round up and all your pics. Have a great week lovely x

  3. November 9, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    There are moments when you would just like to freeze time aren’t there? I remember this being a lovely age too (the ones yours are at). But you don’t need me to tell you how precious it is, you already know and are doing a fabulous job of savouring every day/week/month until they reach those teenage years! But they’re not all bad, I promise 😉 Gorgeous pictures, especially of Noah drinking his milk shake. Yummy.

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