The Gallery: A Happy Memory

So this week’s theme for The Gallery is A Happy Memory.

The most obvious happy memories for me would be meeting P, Our wedding, finding out we were pregnant (all 5 times) and then obviously the birth of our 3 wonderful children.

But, those happy memories are typical of a mum, so I tried to rack my brains for another Happy Memory. Unfortunately, I didn’t find my childhood to be a very happy one…but there were a few occasions that I wish I could return to.

One being this:

This is a picture of me and one of my sisters. I think this picture was taken in about ’97 on one of our many yearly visits to our Nan and Granddad’s house in Bodmin, Cornwall.

I just remember so many happy memories of visiting my grandparents. I loved spending time with them. I loved the countryside. I never wanted to leave.

Sadly, my Nan passed away in 2000 (in her conservatory, looking out towards the beautiful countryside). My grandad followed 5 months later and I have never returned to Cornwall since.

So, this is my Happy Memory….a memory I would love to re-visit.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 17:32:48

    What a lovely memory to share, we can get so caught up in stresses and strains but the simplest things bring us the deepest joy I think. I hope you get to return to Cornwall.

  2. Emma
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 18:51:40

    Lovely memory, and fantastic that you have such a photo.

  3. Funky Wellies
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 19:20:43

    Grandparents are so special. Love the photo of you and your sister.

  4. kateonthinice
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 19:49:54

    You have been away from Cornwall too long. Put that right soon.

  5. The future Mrs C
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 20:26:34

    Thats a lovely memory Rachel 🙂 x

  6. Gardenteacakesandme
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 22:01:07

    A great childhood photo and I agree grandparents supply us with some wonderful memories.

  7. Jacq
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 11:10:47

    I have plenty of lovely memories of my grandparents too. Unfortunately I have very few photos of these.

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