Articles tagged with: Dreams

Words #5

on Monday, 17 June 2013.


For this weeks 'Words'- a mini series of my favourite quotes on my favourite photographs, is this one from Walt Disney.  

I have always been a day dreamer.  At school I used to sit in my lessons and let my mind wander away, and I was constantly told on my school reports that I needed to stop day dreaming.

I think dreams are incredibly important.  It is important to have things to aspire too, to help us learn and grow.  To get us out of ruts we may get stuck in, and to motivate us to succeed.

I still have so many dreams.  Life is good at the moment, really good, but I have things I want to do.  I would love to not return to work after maternity leave, and I am half way there but I need to work hard to make this happen.  A few of my dreams, especially in the work sense, could possibly become a reality if I work hard.  There are little projects, and potential collaborations- dreams I have been dreaming for a while now, that could potentially happen in the future. 

My dreams for my family have come true.  Yes we would love more money, or a bigger house, but we are happy.  We are complete.  And I hope one day these other things will happen in the future.  I have my husband and my two gorgeous little girls, and I am happy.  When I was young I dreamed of having children and I am so thankful that I have my family.  

I have dreams for my little girl's.  I want a happy life for them.  I want a childhood full of happiness, day dreaming, imagination and creativity.  I want to inspire them to have aspirations, to believe that they can do anything they set their minds too.  I want to help them overcome any barriers they may come across, and help them reach goals.  I want them to be successful, but above all I just want them to be happy.  

I want the world to be their oyster.

I hope that I can help them achieve their dreams.  

The way they have helped me achieve mine.  

Life is not a matter of Milestones, but of Moments.

on Wednesday, 30 May 2012.

Before I had Mads I felt like I constantly had to be 'doing something.'  Going on exotic holidays, seeing friends at the weekends or even going out for lunch with Mr E on a Sunday- I didn't like wasting time, I felt like the weekends needed to be hectic and busy.

Since having Mads my whole outlook has changed.  While I love being busy and having fun at the weekends, I relish having a quiet one with my little family.  

Going for a long walk and playing in the grass.

Lying together on our bed and giggling as we hide under the covers.

Stolen kisses when our little girl decides playing is too much and comes to us for a cuddle.

Discovering new things and the simplest things giving her so much pleasure.

Just being together.

These are the moments that I will remember.  These are the moments I will cherish.  Not the big days out or the expensive trips away.



I took this photo last weekend.  We went for a walk in the scorching heat and saw a field of buttercups.  Originally I was taking photos of Mads but she was overtired and just wanted to give her Daddy a cuddle.  Her fingers are in her mouth like they always are when she is sleepy.

These are the moments I love to capture.

Those moments in time.





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Bad Dreams...

on Tuesday, 29 May 2012.

Do you ever have one of those dreams that you just can't stop thinking about?  

On Saturday night I have a vague recollection of sitting bolt upright in bed.  

Apparently Mr E said that I shouted 'S*it S*it Mads has gone,' although I don't remember any of this.

Mr E tried to calm me down and told me not to worry, that Mads was safe in bed and it was the middle of the night.

Apparently I lay against him and he had to hold my shoulders because I was shaking so much.  And I started crying.

Eventually I fell back to sleep.  The weird thing is I don't ever really sleep talk and I don't remember any of it at all bar sitting bolt upright in bed and then at the end I remember Mr E cuddling me.  I woke up this morning with puffy eyes so I must have cried a fair bit.

I have been thinking about my 'dream' all day.  Isn't it weird what a psychological affect they have on you?  

I have always had nightmares.  I don't know what it is, I think I have an overactive imagination but when I was young I used to get the most terrifying nightmares.  Even now, as an adult, I still go through a phase of waking up in the night feeling so scared as I have had a bad dream.  It will then take me ages to get back to sleep.  I used to have a reoccuring dream as a child of a man just standing on our landing just staring into my bedroom, he had black gloves on, and he didn't move an inch.  Just stared.  Then he slowly started to walk towards my room.  I would always wake up before he got to me.

I don't know why but I have always suffered with them. This is the first time my lovely little girl has featured in them though. 

I look at Mads and the thought of anything bad happening to her is too unbearable to comprehend.  I know I mention this a lot, but at the moment I am basking in her innocence.

Last weekend has been spent making the most simple memories.  We huffed and puffed at dandelions, we slid down slides and we splashed in paddling pools.  We had our first BBQ of the summer, and we lay on a picnic blanket in the sun and discussed how good life was.  How lucky we are.

My sleep may be affected by nightmares...but my reality is anything but.



Quote by John Lennon.

Inspired- My Love Of Words.

on Monday, 23 January 2012.

One of my favourite bloggers Lucy at Dear Beautiful Boy has started a fabulous new linky which is all about being 'Inspired'.  I adore this idea because I love to be inspired and 2012 I have decided is my year to achieve my dreams.  This week Lucy has set the theme of words which I love because I for one absolutely love quotes and inspirational messages.  


First up I need to show you my all time favourite quote.  My lovely husband proposed to me and with my ring was a goody bag full of bits for our engagement weekend which was a surprise trip to Edinburgh.  He bought me a card and in it he said, I hope you say yes!  The card was simple with just the words 'When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.'  I adored the quote and so as a surprise one day Mr E made me this which is one of my most treasured possessions-



I love this quote and it totally sums up how I felt about Mr E, I just wanted to marry him as soon as possible and start our new life together.


I could literally go overboard with the quotes but I thought I would set myself the theme of 'Achieving'- All these quotes sum up to me how I am feeling at the moment.



I love this one and wholeheartedly agree with what it is saying.  I for one am a real worrier, mainly about finances and things like that, but I do worry about other things as well.  I am a firm believer in what is meant to be will be.


I also love this one.  I have so many dreams, wishes and goals for 2012.  But I often end up putting them off because life and it's mundane activities get in the way.  I think this quote totally sums up how I am feeling at the moment- don't put off starting things or trying to achieve your dreams as you will regret it.  


Finally the last one, although I could go fill up my whole blog with these inspirational messages is this one.  Again it is another motto that I am trying to live 2012- never give up.  I firmly believe that if you work hard, aim big and never give up, you will achieve your dreams.




All sources found on pinterest- click on the quote for the original source.

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