Visiting the mop fair
Every single year we visit the mop fair; it's something I remember doing when I was small with my cousins, parents, aunts and uncles and it's where I won my very first [and only] Tamagotchi. I remember the pulsing vibrations of the music as we descended the hill and rounded a corner to the dazzling lights and smells of candyfloss and junk food and I loved it. These days, it's different; my parents are grey-er (sorry, guys), I am visibly older (but still just as small) and the palpable excitement isn't really for me, now it's to see the delight in my own children's eyes.
I remember waddling about the fair 5 years ago at 30 weeks pregnant then attending the following year as a new Mother, appreciating the twisting tea-cups for the first time since I was a child and more recently, taking two excited little boys to feel what I felt as a girl. It's amazing now to enjoy it as a photographer too, to record these new memories and to look back year-on-year at how life has changed, how the boys have grown and how I have changed. There's nothing more incredible than seeing your children as they were and as they are now; it's magical and humbling and the greatest gift for a parent.
Next year, we'll all be a little older and a little grey-er (bar the kids) but I'm sure the excitement levels will remain just as high for each year we return (until they're teenagers who refuse to leave their bedrooms, of course).
Did you know I'm a graphic designer too? If you're looking for help to brand your business or make your blog beautiful, check out my portfolio!