A bank holi-day in the life.
I've been having so much fun shooting these day-in-the-life photography posts recently; it sounds like the easiest thing to share one solitary day in your life, but the challenge of shooting as many moments as possible, snapshots in time you simply wouldn't recall if the camera hadn't been there, turning each fleeting moment into something extraordinary, and then writing about it, sharing your emotions, your ups & downs and your life in as much honest detail as possible (without boring the socks off of your readers) is a challenge.
This particular day we knew would be a bit of a crazy one; the weather was beautiful and we had a family barbecue planned. We've hosted barbecues in the past and I've found the hours slip by before I've even really had a chance to realise what's going on. I've never bothered with the camera before as I've been so focused on preparation and letting the business of the day consume me so I thought I'd make the effort this one day and I'm so glad I captured the moments I did; the smile on my nephew's face that slipped out from beneath that teenage exterior the minute he believed no one was looking to the solemn expression on Archie split seconds before a water balloon hit his skin.
The other upside to sharing these DITL posts is doing so alongside a group of other lovely ladies and being able to recommend their everyday stories too. Make sure you check out the awesomely talented Jess from Nora & Co with her sunshine-filled day and Zoe from My Little Wildlings and her four gorgeous babes.
It was one of those days that reminds me of being a kid myself; the simple joy of a freezing cold paddling pool to pounce into a second after exclaiming there's no way you're getting back in, to racing around the house with cousins, sharing games and show and tell with the toys that laid unloved only hours before. After losing a brother and having Martin's family live a good 40 minutes away, it's so nice to bring everyone together (especially on a perfect bank holiday) and just enjoy being in each other's company. We all dropped to the sofa exhausted after everyone had vacated, watched some easy-going animated film and vowed it'd be the last BBQ for a while, or at least until the next few days of Summer arrive.