Call me old-fashioned, but I like to print off actual photos and stick them in actual albums. I’ve always done it, and the fact that I now take digital photos isn’t going to change that. Would you believe I am on the 86th album since my eldest was born (they’re all numbered and dated)?!
With all that has happened lately with moving house twice and doing DIY, I’ve got a bit behind with my sticking. I had a catch-up the other day and I found myself back in Padstow last summer. Those photos are so beautiful. It was lovely to see the blue sky, the kids wearing shorts and paddling in the warm sea. It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be warm and light and sunny again and hard to think we have to wait six months until we go back to Padstow.
This family needs holidays. My husband works long hours and we’re always so busy that holidays are often the only time we have to relax and unwind. That’s why we usually have two or three a year.
Last year we had our annual trip to Padstow and our amazing trip to Barcelona – when my family finally realised we could go abroad and enjoy it and not have any disasters! Last year was also when my husband and I had our first ever break without the kids – to Amsterdam.
But this year is different. This year we’ve got a new house that we’re working hard on and I’m taking voluntary redundancy.
Looking at those beautiful photos of Padstow reminded me just how much we love holidays and how good they are for us. We will manage our annual trek to Padstow, but I’ve got to work hard on my new venture so that we can go on other holidays in the future. We’d love to go back to Barcelona and Amsterdam and we’d like to be brave and try new places too.
In the meantime, I’ll get on with sticking the winter photos to take my mind off holidays for a while!