What’s the story {January}


When looking back over 2015 and deciding what I wanted to do differently in the year ahead, I knew that improving my photo skills was high up on the list. Towards the end of 2015 I had started to develop a little passion for photography. I love to look back through my camera roll, at all our adventures and moments we share together as a family. Often with a cup of tea and a piece of cake, of course. It’s the perfect me time moment. I have my fitness but other than that I don’t have another hobby I can call my own. Mr H is only too happy to support me in my love for photographing absolutely everything and completely understands my obsession.

Mr H or should I say Santa, was very kind to me this Christmas and popped a new camera into my Santa’s sack, and so I now have the opportunity to learn a new skill. The art of photography, to experiment with pictures and hopefully to capture some beautiful moments of life as our little family along the way. A perfect way to explore. Find new adventures. My new hobby.

As part of that hobby I plan to capture a few photo’s on the first weekend of each month and join in with Clare’s little #HomeLifeProject from Maybush Studio. I have a lot to learn, but hopefully I will be able to bring you a collection of photo’s which tell a story over a day in the life of our little family. And here are this months photo’s…




There is nothing more I love than to take life a little slower. Not every weekend, just one in a while where it doesn’t matter if we leave the house other than to walk our furry baby which is exactly how this weekend went for us. For a few days now we have been enjoying lazy mornings, cuddles in bed and pretty much staying in our pyjama’s until one of us decides to get dressed. Often that is Lil G because he has decided to pop on one of his superhero suits. No day would be complete without a little Marvel action. For two years or more Lil G has had a little superhero obsession. I blame Mr H. At 35, nearly 36 years old he still has the same obsession. Apparently it’s a boy thing!



No weekend would be complete without a spot of baking and a nice cup of tea. It’s my birthday today (if you’re reading this on Monday that is) so I decided to make rocky road for my boys and my work colleagues. Of course it was important to have a little taste test! It was scrummy. I’ll be popping the recipe up on the blog soon so do look out for it.

Our day ended with a little walk out to get some fresh air and to give our furry baby a run. And let’s not forget the washing up before bedtime. Lil G has become very helpful of late. He’s soon learnt that by helping mummy and daddy a little his money box gets filled up with pennies! A parenting win I say.






As much as our furry baby loves Lil G, his time for relaxing and cuddles on the sofa comes once Lil G is off up the wooden hills. Bear cuddles really are the best. Have you noticed he always has one ear up, one down? A little Alfie Bear quirkiness. He really does make our little family complete. Him and Lil G are just like brothers. Thankfully he doesn’t seem to mind Lil G using him as a prop in his playtime!


I don’t think there is anything on the planet more wonderful than watching our gorgeous boy grow. Nothing trumpets life more than a child’s imagination. A child’s ability to see love in everything that he does. As we start a new year together I feel blessed to call myself mummy and wife to my boys.

And that’s a wrap. I do hope you have enjoyed reading about our rather peaceful weekend. For now I leave you with the opportunity to pop over to Clare’s blog to look at all the others joining into this little monthly photo project…

Home Life Photography Project


  1. 4th January 2016 / 9:41 am

    That one of Lil G in his zingy green dressing gown is beautiful, you could sell it as a stock image! Love the way he pops out from the white background. I have a bit of an obsession with photographing through doorways because it feels like you are peeping into another world, or in this case it feels like Lil G is opening the door to invite you into anther world. Thank you for taking part and if I can be of any help with photography questions (though frankly you don’t seem to need much help) just holler! 🙂

    • Life As Our Little Family
      4th January 2016 / 9:50 pm

      Oh Clare thank you, I will take you up on that! I’m desperate to learn. I agree about the door and actually he was letting me into the ‘boys club’. Him and Daddy are a bit cheeky with that boys club! I love the images like your 2nd x x

  2. 4th January 2016 / 9:59 am

    Great photos! I too love the one with your boy in the green dressing gown. Fantastic light. Wish we had a well lit spot like that in our house, I just haven’t found it yet.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      4th January 2016 / 12:03 pm

      Aww thank you. It’s our bedroom. Such a lovely light and great room just to sit in. Happy new year x

  3. 4th January 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Aw I love this KA, it is lovely to see a day in someones life as I am so nosey. The photos with your new camera are gorgeous, I love the one of him in his dressing gown! x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      4th January 2016 / 9:47 pm

      Aww thanks so much. That means so much coming from you, you are one talented lady. I’m nosey too so thought this project was right up my street. At that moment Mr H had just announced that he was taking me out for my birthday as a surprise and Lil G said ‘boozing again, you two are naughty’. Really made me chuckle x

  4. 4th January 2016 / 9:51 pm

    Oh my goodness… rocky road. *drool*

    That photo of Lil G in his dressing gown is the sweetest.

    You should be so proud of these photos – they’re ace.


    • Life As Our Little Family
      4th January 2016 / 9:57 pm

      Aww thanks so much Jenna, you’re too kind x

  5. 5th January 2016 / 11:13 am

    I must admit that I am a little noisy about people’s homes and life inside. Happy Birthday! The rocky road looks so yummy. Enjoy your new camera and thank you for sharing! #HomeLifeProject

    • Life As Our Little Family
      5th January 2016 / 4:57 pm

      Aww there is nothing wrong with being nosey. Isn’t that the life of a blogger! x

  6. 5th January 2016 / 11:56 am

    I love your photos, and like everyone has said the one of Lil G in his dressing gown is amazing!! Good Christmas present from Santa!!

    • Life As Our Little Family
      5th January 2016 / 4:58 pm

      Thank you Luisa. He looks rather dashing in his dinosaur dressing gown! x

  7. 8th January 2016 / 10:37 pm

    I hope you don’t mind me saying but I can see a clear improvement in your photos already. It’s not that they were bad before – just better now 🙂 They look lovely! Looking forward to seeing more captures this year x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      9th January 2016 / 8:51 am

      Of course not, I’d hoped someone would notice! X

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