Sunday, 11 March 2012


Louis always makes me happy, he has the sweetest nature and he is so attuned to other people’s moods. He knows when you need a hug. Even when he is trying to be stroppy or grumpy he cannot keep it up. He has always been the same, even the midwife said she thought he was trying to smile early.

This was taken not long after he turned 3. My favourite age. We just had the best time. I love this photo of us smiling together. I love that I don’t look overweight and so much older either Winking smile.


We were both in training for the Great South Run. Louis was going to run in the Mini Great South Run, he was one of the youngest as he had just turned 3. I was doing the whole 10 miles for the first time and getting quite worried about it. My Dad helped me buy one of the new-fangled 3 wheel jogging buggy thingies and as I lived next to Southsea Seafront which is flat, I would get Louis in the buggy, with his breakfast or supper in a tupperware pot in his lap and jog along. I have such happy memories of that time.

The new My Minds Eye paper drew me in for the turquoise but as I tried to work out what I was going to scrap with it, it was the yellow that I kept coming back to.

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That led me to the picture and title Smile

I apologise for the poor photo, I resized it before I cropped it. Well I think that is what is wrong!