What a brilliant 4 day weekend I’ve just had partying with family. There was food. There was wine. There was (bad) singing. There was (awesome) dancing. There was even a mini Ceilidh in the basement! There was a birthday (sister), 2 if you count the dog. THERE WAS CAKE! There was a photoshoot in 7 degree Farenheit (-13c UK friends). There was a surprise visit from a nephew and of course there was a graduation!

I’m a very proud mum now and to quote Dr. Seuss, which is quite appropriate for a newly-minted teacher

You’re off to great places!

Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting, 

So get on your way!


Sometimes I feel like I’m missing too much when I’ve always got my face stuck behind a camera so this time I did a quick photoshoot the day before graduation then on the actual day I took a few snaps with my compact camera then gathered up all the rest of the family’s pics from their phones. I wanted to savour the day and enjoy the ceremony without worrying about focusing and the light. As a good friend once said to me “The best memories aren’t taken with your camera, they’re taken with your eyes and mind”.

Happy 21st Birthday

Look at the mischief in those eyes!
Look at the mischief in those eyes!

This wee cherub turns 21 tomorrow.

Yes, I know, you’re thinking how can that be possible? Alba seems so young to have a 21 year old…..!?! 😉

Anyway I’d just like to wish my daughter a Happy 21st Birthday – you’ve given me more love, laughter, happiness, worry, drama than I’d ever have imagined possible. But I wouldn’t swap one single minute of the last 21 years. You have your whole life ahead of you, now go out and kick ass!