My Sunday Photo 3rd March 2019

A trip down memory lane.

black and white photo of a woman and a little girl paddling in the sea.
Me and Mum

As you get older you tend to hold on to your memories more. You think about your childhood and the fun things you did. It’s lovely to take a trip down memory lane and that’s what I’m doing today.

A lot of my young childhood memories are just a blur. I really don’t remember standing in the water with my Mum for this photo. I’ve tried really hard but I can’t. At least I have this captured memory, so I know that it did happen.

I know my mum loved to paddle, she didn’t like swimming, she didn’t even like boats, but whenever we went to the beach she’d take her shoes off and feel the water splash on her feet. I have memories of later years at the beach to keep me happy.

The Only Girl

A Robin Reliant car in a caravan park. A man is behind the wheel and three young men standing by the car with a young girl sitting on the bonnet. The photo is black and white.
My Dad, brothers, me and my cousin

My Dad loved his Robin Reliant so much that when my older brother (standing with his arm around me as a little girl) crashed it, my Dad brought another. The second one had windows in the back and that’s the car I remember most.

This is another memory I’ve lost. I wish I could remember sitting on that car. My brothers where older than me, already teenagers when I was born and married not long after this photo was taken.

I was just eight years old when my Dad passed away and my memories are few but special. I remember he would take me out every Sunday, to a park or a pub with a garden. And in the spring he would take me to the bluebell woods. Bluebells always remind me of my Dad.

The other teen in this photo is my cousin who lived with us. He was younger than my brothers so I have more memories of him being at home when I was little.

I take so many photos these days, it’s so easy to do, I don’t even need a camera I can just use my phone. All memories are captured and preserved. The best ones preserved in many places so they won’t be lost. I struggle to remember my young childhood, but photos like the ones I’ve shared with you today are proof that we had some fun times too.

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My Sunday Photo December 30th 2018

Post Christmas Limbo

The days after Christmas and before New Year when the house is full of toys and the kids are playing.

We had a great Christmas, the kids were happy, the adults were happy and the house was a mess!

Next it’s New Year, we will be carrying out our tradition of doing ‘not very much at all!’

What are you doing for New Year?

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My Sunday Photo – 2nd July 2017

It was my daughter’s birthday o Friday but with four out of seven of the family down with Chicken Pox it was not a good time for celebration. We would normally go out for a meal but instead she had to make do with a take away. We were really excited to hear of a new Japanese take away in the area so we ordered a meal of sushi, takoyaki and tempura. Graham doesn’t eat fish (or Japanese food) so it was just me and my daughter to share.

Unfortunately, the food wasn’t as nice as we expected. The tempura and takoyaki was cold and we felt it had been made for a while and left lying around. The Sushi platter was not cold, which was not pleasant. We tried to enjoy it as much as we could though and the Rose Wine helped it go down a little. You see that round thing in the tempura box, I thought it was onion but it was actually Calamari (squid) and I ate it. I really don’t like squid or octopus. That’s why my daughter got the takoyaki (octopus) all to herself. I don’t like Sashimi (raw fish) either but I can just about manage it if it’s in maki (The little sushi rolls)

It was a big difference to the normal Japanese food we enjoy in our favourite restaurants. To make up for it I’ve promised to take her for a meal in a couple of weeks when she comes back from her trip to France.

Desert was much nicer. I’d bought a huge chocolate chip cookie on top of a chocolate sauce which had to be warmed up in the oven. It was delicious with ice cream. She also chose a mountain of profiteroles.

Thankfully, she still enjoyed her day and had some lovely presents. And of course she has her little holiday to look forward too. I just wish my kids would stop growing up! I now have two of them that are much older than I was when I gave birth to them.

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My Sunday Photo – 21st May 2017

I learned to crochet when I was a kid, I never really tried it again until I was pregnant with my first born, but I didn’t do very well. Then about a month ago I was in Hobby Craft when I decided to buy some crochet hooks and wool and try again. I also bought a book of Amigurumi patterns.

I’ve been having fun making little animals for my kids and they love them. Of course, they are far from perfect but I am getting better. So please meet Ollie Owl, Betty Bunny and Sidney Snail.
(Just to give you some perspective, Betty Bunny is just 6 inches tall.)


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My Sunday Photo – 9th April 2017


The Easter Holidays have begun and we have lots planned. (well, ok a little more than usual planned.) To start the holiday though we decided to clean out the hamsters. The Little Man was keen to help and here he is playing peek-a-boo with Marty. 
Little Marty doesn’t seem to have grown much at all and is still small enough to sit comfortably in The Little Man’s palm. His brother, Doc, is a little bigger and fatter and bites a little harder too! Their teeth are so titchy though you barely feel a thing if they do take a nibble. 

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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.