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.



  1. Linda
    September 14, 2011 / 5:32 pm

    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. September 14, 2011 / 6:51 pm

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

  3. September 14, 2011 / 7:20 pm

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

  4. September 14, 2011 / 7:49 pm

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

  5. September 14, 2011 / 8:26 pm

    Thats a lovely memory Rachel 🙂 x

  6. September 14, 2011 / 10:01 pm

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

  7. September 15, 2011 / 11:10 am

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