September 25, 2011

Notting Hill Carnival 2011

Notting Hill Carnival......SO much fun!!

The smells (food!), the music, the dancing, the costumes, the happy people (forget the knife attack, and 200 or so arrests), the ciders in the sun.....a brilliant day out in London.

This year in particular after the London riots, it was very evident just how many police were around, their presense was definitely felt. I kind of felt safe being that there were literally thousands of them around, however it also felt a bit ominous....the thought was niggling inside me wondering what was going to happen in the coming hours. Anyway they provided moments for some good snapping, and always were obliging when I asked to take their picture.

Heres some of my fav pics from the day....

Wee girl showing her friend her booty dance, cute!

Its a shame you've got your eyes closed in this one Hails!

September 1, 2011

1 September....

....the only day of the year that I wake with a sick wee feeling in my tummy. Mums anniversary. I don't spend the day in tears (I do shed a few) I just think about her ALL day. Of course I think about my mum many other times during the year, but on the 1st of September, you can be guaranteed she is either at the forefront of my mind or just resting somewhere in the background.

Every year is tough. This year feels a wee bit tougher than last because we have two special wee boys in our family who mum would have loved and doted on.

But just like I can be assured of how I will feel each year on this day, I also know that every year the same people remember, the same people call, the same people text, the same people let you know that they love you and they, like you, will never forget. Its these people that make today bearable. Thank goodness for all these people xxxxx