Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Me and Mine: A Family Portrait Project 2014- September

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As I sit here writing this, I am glancing at the clock on my laptop and I can't actually believe it's the final day of September. Where has this month vanished to? This September has been a funny old one for me in particular, because for the first time in years my 'year' hasn't started this month. When you're at school as a student or a teacher, the year always begins in September, and since I left my teaching job in the summer, it's taken me a while to adjust to September just being another month. 

We grabbed the opportunity to now be able to holiday in term time by both hands and went on our first holiday abroad with Little One. We went to Menorca and had a really super time. Little One seemed to come on in leaps and bounds while we were away. I have been loving the Menorcan sunshine and spending a whole week away as a family. I have also been enjoying using this time to think about what I really want to do as a job. I have been looking into ways in which I can earn a living which works around family life. I have various ideas which I need to explore but I feel quite excited for what could lie ahead. Mr F has enjoyed having a week off work and eating lots of tasty Spanish food. Little One has been loving swimming and spending lots more time on his feet. He's still at the cruising stage but is eager to walk holding just one hand now. 

It only feels like 2 minutes ago that we were packing to go to Menorca but literally as I have just finished ironing and putting away mounds of our holiday clothes, we are off away again at the start of October- a mini break to France to visit Little One's grandparents which we are really looking forward to. 

Our family memory for September has got to be one from our holiday. This is one of us on the beach, taken using self timer, with the camera precariously balanced on a wooden beam. I was determined to get at least one half decent picture of the 3 of us on holiday and one which wasn't a selfie. 




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  1. Thats an absolutely beautiful photo! It really is, my favourite of the month so far. You did a good job, even if it was touch and go balancing the camera! ;) Have a lovely break in France. xx

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    1. Aaw thank you Katie, what a lovely thing to say :) But they're nothing compared to your stunning pics! I am definitely loving taking photos at the moment, I feel a new found enthusiasm since getting the new lens! Hoping France will just be a nice chilled out couple of days! xx

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  2. This is a gorgeous photo! Such a stunning background as well. Good luck with your work plans, funnily enough today marks one year since I left my job to work at home as a freelancer and I just wish I had done it sooner! #meandmine

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    1. Thank you so much :) The beach was lovely and calm and peaceful, the time of day where everyone is leaving and the sun loungers are all being stacked up for the night. I'm so glad you say that about freelancing- it can be a daunting prospect taking that leap to work for yourself, but it's reassuring to know it's worked well for you :) xx

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  3. What a gorgeous photo, we are enjoying our last year of out-of-season holidays and they are so much calmer! x

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    1. Aw thank you :) Sorry for being rubbish at replying to comments. Thank you for stopping by to read the blog and take time to comment xx

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  4. That photo is absolutely stunning... that vivid blue!!! Me and my hub are both teachers, though I've been a SAHM for a year and a half now... so September is always a funny month for me now too! Totally get how you're feeling! #MeandMine

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    1. It's amazing how once you start looking around, you realise how many have left the profession. I don't think I could have carried on with the work load and having a baby to run around after! Thank you for your lovely comment :) xx

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  5. This photo is stunning, the setting and colours are beautiful, and you just look so happy and relaxed. I can totally relate to what you say about September feeling weird when it's not the start of a new year. I was a teacher before my children and it still feels weird, although this year my little boy started preschool so we're kind of back to it feeling like the beginning of a year again... only it's for him and not me. Thanks for linking up with us! x

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    1. Again, sorry for being so terrible at replying! Normally I am better! I didn't realise you used to be a teacher too Lucy! Life for me is much less stressful now! No more targets and data, although I do miss the classroom aspect! Thank you for taking time to stop by and leave a lovely comment :) xx

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  6. Beautiful photo! I love France! x

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