Finding the gold…extreme version..and Country Kids..

I try and do a weekly finding the gold, you can read one of my regular posts here if you want to see what its all about. This week finding the gold has been a bit harder than usual. One particular day began with being woken early after what can be loosely described as sleep by my 2 year old singing in my ear ‘para…..para…para….dise.  My OH, half sleep starved and semi-conscious, mumbles ‘that’s irony right there, that is’ Ah..the humour keeps you sane sometimes….

I wrote the above bit back in december on a particularly bad day when finding the gold was pretty impossible. So i had sat down in the evening and felt determined to try and find something good in that day. I think sleep must have got the better of me…or a sick child waking…or something else but it never got finished.

I remember this day because it was the entrance call of what has turned out to be a particularly mean flu virus which is still kicking around now. My youngest had, had a bad night and was very grumpy and upset at breakfast. There was spilt breakfast, missing school shoes, last minute, door-stop requests for things that really really have to be taken into school THAT day, refusals to wear coats, gloves or scarfs despite the frost on the ground and then the inevitable swooshing through the dog muck littering the streets on the walk to school..thats just before 9am!

I dropped my nursery girlie off and then decided to hit a local park with my grumpy and sleep starved baby to give the dog a little run. Ah lets just say it didn’t really go that well. She cried a lot, the dog ran off and then took off after a dog of the girlie variety…..

So I decided to call it a day but not before i had captured the peaceful stillness of the winter in the park. That felt like my shard of gold. Reminded of the incredible beauty in nature..even if it took till i loaded these images into lightroom later on that fact in the evening once all the little ones where in bed and i had a little space to breathe…

Family Farm Holidays Cornwall



  1. coombe mill, family, farm and fishing holidays
    January 11, 2013 / 11:44 pm

    These are beautiful photos. You really have had a heavy frost, we have hardly had any in Cornwall, looks so pretty. Hard to believe things were not going your way from these gorgeous photos, what a lovely piece of gold that park is!

  2. Darren Coleshill
    January 12, 2013 / 8:10 am

    Wow they are lovely photos

  3. The Mini Mes and Me
    January 12, 2013 / 10:34 am

    Such gorgeous pictures, I love the first in particular.

    Over from Country Kids x.

  4. NotMyYearOff
    January 12, 2013 / 6:34 pm

    Those are beautiful photos – I love how the frost adds a special something to all of them. That first picture is really lovely.

  5. January 13, 2013 / 12:02 am

    Amazing photos.
    I nearly wrote a piece this week about why is it so wrong to feel depressed, but was too depressed to. I blame the weather.
    I like your idea of finding the gold though.

  6. Life Love and Living with Boys
    January 14, 2013 / 2:06 pm

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. I feel like I could step right in to them and felt a bit chilly looking at the frosty ones 😀

  7. Susan Hetherington
    January 18, 2013 / 12:32 pm

    Glorious photos – I love the line of frosty chairs in particular. I hope the week improved.

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