Life has been so busy lately, just one big muddled up mix of school run’s, day to day life routines, work, extra work projects, life admin and generally trying to raise three little people. I wrote about this last week but one thing that I am finding that I am struggling with is my blog/you tube balance. Blogging was my first love and always will be, but I have found that the way in which people are interacting on social media has changed- has anyone else found that? We have instagram to chat about our daily lives, especially with the new instagram stories, and it’s so much easier to leave a quick comment or love on someone’s photo. Then we have You Tube as well, which means that there are only so many things you can keep up with. I’m still trying to put at least two posts up on here a week, but sometimes it’s hard because everything has already been said everywhere else- there’s only so many things you can share, write about and document.

Anyway last week it felt decidedly spring like here. One afternoon the sun was out and was setting and shining that beautiful golden light that I love so much. It was the middle of tea time and I randomly on the spur of the moment said to Jon that I was taking our baby boy and going to take some photos of him. Luckily the camera battery was charged (which it often isn’t when I decide upon these whims) so I literally just went to the edge of our estate where there is a big expanse of open green fields. I lucked upon this patch of daffodils (that actually were centered around a massive pylon but that just shows the beauty of a photograph in that you wouldn’t have a clue) and popped him down on the ground.

We stayed there for about ten minutes until it started to get a bit chilly and he just sat there smiling away at me. He’s at the most delicious age, he will still sit reasonably still if you distract him (in this case with a stick- prize parenting there!), although he is moving more and more this day, and soon it will be a lot harder to get photos like this of him.

Taking these photos and getting them home and putting them on the computer reminded me just how much I love to get my camera out and just snap away. While I am enjoying learning about video and creating videos so much, photography will definitely always be my first love. I think the nicer weather always helps- I want to make sure I make time to go out and take photos just for no reason at all other than because I love to do it more often.

I’m thrilled with these photos of my little bird…

(His little shoes are from Clarks, they aren’t proper walking shoes yet, just soft cruisers as I was worried his feet were getting cold all the time! We are no where near walking here yet, thank goodness, I am not ready for that!)



  • Gorgeous daffodil shops lovely, it’s funny I have been feeling the same about not keeping up with everything and it’s hard to know what to focus on but I will always love my blog for photography and I love yours too x

  • Katie these are gorgeous and you will look back at these in years to come and be so thankful that you took those 10 minutes to take him out. x

  • Sherry says:

    Hasn’t he grown up so suddenly? His hair standing on edge made me laugh in the 2nd photo. Photography is my number 1 passion and I’ve never really been sure about video, I just don’t like how I sound and the hubster is reluctant for us to move into that field. The sunlight in this is the beautiful golden sunlight that I adore in your photos too x

  • Gemma says:

    Gorgeous photos- Wren looks so grown up! You’ve reminded me I wanted to take some photos of the kids in the daffodils too – now to find some before they go over xx

  • Oh goodness Katie, these photos! SO gorgeous! What a handsome little boy you have xx

  • Joanna says:

    Such gorgeous photos Katie he is a right little cutie

  • Colette says:

    He’s so gorgeous. Hurrah for brighter, lighter days and beautiful photographs!

  • Notmyyearoff says:

    Yes I’m finding a shift over to Instagram and YouTube and I’m finding the change abbot strange really….blogging has been a big part of my world for 6 years!! Wren is so lovely and I hope he had a lovely birthday. Can’t wait to read all about your holiday!!

  • I hear you on that first paragraph, Katie. Life is so hectic that Instagram is a much quicker and easier way to keep up! I haven’t been good at reading my favourite blogs for months, so weirdly excited to have the middle of the night feeds back for just that purpose!!
    And oh my! Wren is so delicious! I absolutely adore those little romper/dungarees he’s wearing… Where are they from??
    Much love, lovely lady… Sorry it’s been a while!

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