Me and Mine Project {September 2016}

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Well that is September over with, already, how did that happen? I think when you have children life starts to speed up and then add renovating your home onto that and forging a life together with the family you have created too and time just flies by. It’s true. Thats why they all say enjoy every moment, because when its gone, it is really gone.

I have loved every minute of September I had a few rubbish days but mostly it has been lovely and overwhelmingly busy. We have done so much and made lots of memories. Not all that I have been able to document. Many photos on my Macbook waiting for a story to accompany them, but my usual dilemma of not enough time. At least that is how it seems at the moment. But I do put that down to starting a new school year with Sophia, getting back into a good routine and slowly I will make more time to write more often here.

There is a funny story to these photos actually. They are very grainy! Sorry. I recently brought a new vlogging camera. I have so far only used it for vlogging. When it came to taking our monthly family photos, as usual it was a mad rush and I stole some time before we were about to walk out of the door for the day (much to Mr T’s dismay). I set my big camera up on the stand and turned it on, set the timer and bobs your uncle…the battery died on me. I was not pleased, luckily I remembered I had my new vlogging camera which would definitely take a decent picture, so set it all up on the stand second time round. I took the photos, they looked lovely on the screen so I was pleased, set the camera down and left for our day out.

When I returned home to then edit and upload them, well the megapixels were only something like 640×400 so they were terribly blurry on my Macbook screen. I was quite disappointed as you can imagine, but made a collage to transform them to being half decent. Happy enough with how the collage has come out thanks to picmonkey.

A technical error that I was definitely not prepared for. I have since adjusted the megapixels on my vlogging camera so anytime in the near future if I need to take a quick picture all should be well in the world.

As I mentioned above September has been really good to us. We have had some lovely family days together, lots of hard work on my husbands behalf at home and at work. I have de-weeded and cleared my herb garden ready for the winter. Not sure what I am going to do with it as of yet, but I will have a think at least.

Mr T and I are actually off on a weekend away this weekend and we are quite excited. It was a very last minute planned trip for a friends 30th and so we made the necessary arrangements so we could make it.

We are very lucky that my mum and dad (and sister) have stepped in and offered to help otherwise we wouldn’t have being able to go. So we do feel very fortunate and very lucky indeed. We have not left the children for this long before it will only be for the weekend but it still feels a little odd. I welcome the break, the change of scenery, being with friends, but I am also apprehensive about leaving the children and not being in our little routine. I enjoy our day to day lives, we are very happy and muddle along our days and weeks together in a nice routine.

My husband and I have a tiny more independence as of late because of the children’s ages and of course I am not breastfeeding or have a newborn so I have this new found freedom (sort of anyway because how much freedom does a mum really have) that feels a little odd but also very good too.

I can actually paint my nails in the evening, I can find time to do little bits and bobs without being majorly stressed out with an overflowing to do list. I have time to think, quietly in peace which I haven’t been able to do for a very long time. And although I feel a little sad we haven’t got another little bundle on the way I also feel happy that we are in this new stage of our lives. It is a new season, that I am adjusting and getting used to.

Being a new mum whether for the first, second or third time, you give so much of yourself you have nothing left for yourself. You live for your children because you have to, they need you and as they grow it is okay to welcome the new season with joy and anticipation. Its okay to be thankful for a few more hours to yourself in the day. Being a mum sure is full of the most extreme feelings, always different from one day to the next, still I love it and I wouldn’t have it any other way and without guilt I will try to welcome this break away with Mr T and our friends.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I am planning on taking lots of photos, because lets be honest I am not quite sure when we will get the chance to do this again!


The Me and Mine Project


  1. October 7, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    Oh I’m sorry your photos didn’t turn out as you’d hoped but they look fab anyway. I’m glad you’ve had a good month and I agree it’s great when you start getting a little bit more time to yourself again as a mum.

    • Tanita
      October 8, 2016 / 11:15 am

      Aw thank you lovely. They don’t look to bad just wish they were in focus a bit more. It is so nice but also a little bittersweet too. Xxx

  2. October 7, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    I think the photos of you all look good – how family pictures should be 🙂 Hope you enjoy the time away and make the most of it x

    • Tanita
      October 8, 2016 / 11:14 am

      Aw thank you Rebecca, I still love them just wish they were more in focus. Thank you so much we are back now was so fab xxx

  3. October 7, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    They look good from my mobile anyway! I know, October already, feels like the term just started.

    • Tanita
      October 8, 2016 / 11:14 am

      Thank you Jenny, glad they looked good in the mobile. I can’t believe it either xx

  4. October 7, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I think the photos still look fab!! I love your monthly pics, I should really start doing this more often.

    • Tanita
      October 8, 2016 / 11:13 am

      Thank you Kellie, yes you so should. It’s such a lovely memory xx

  5. October 7, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    Glad you had a great September! I love these photos, even if they’re not what you wanted!

    • Tanita
      October 8, 2016 / 11:13 am

      Thank you Lauren. I still love them just wish they were not as blurry xxx

  6. October 9, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    Your photos are still fab 😉

    Enjoy your lovely weekend away – its nice to have a break and even nicer to come back home x x

  7. October 9, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    The photos are still so lovely. I have had many oops technical moments. The worse one being over exposing the confetti throwing shots when i shot a wedding once and panicked for days about having to tell the bride but after adjusting everything i could and turning it to black and white, it didn’t look as bad and they loved them anyway!

  8. October 10, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    I put mine on some funny setting and it took lots of funny coloured photos and crops! I didn’t realise until I came home, so it’s so frustrating isn’t it! Here’s to next month!!

    • Tanita
      October 10, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Yes it so is! Aw bless you. Yes here is to next month Xx

  9. October 11, 2016 / 8:44 am

    Oh I know exactly what you mean. Chloe is getting a little easier as well now I can’t wait when she’s at the age of her big brother. It’s nice to get some me time.

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