written by Rebecca Raynham
Over the past 3 months, I have taken an unintended break from blogging.
I've been very active on Instagram and have been using that as my "blog" of sorts, but I have massively procrastinated in actually taking some time to sit down and write a full post on here.
Between being ill after Christmas, family matters, Dan and I running multiple businesses combined and, most importantly, looking after Alfred, I just couldn't find the time to do it. Then as the weeks went by, I started finding excuses NOT to do it.
Without seeming like I take myself too seriously or I'm a moany w***er, questions and doubts started popping into my head, that I have never really had before, such as "am I invading my family's privacy?", "is what I am doing important or good enough?" and "what is all this for?".
Honestly, I sort of lost confidence with it... or not really my confidence as such, but more the aim and focus of it?
But here I am again, filled with aims of contributing to this space regularly. Having a break made me stop and think about what this space was meant to be about and helped me to readdress some things. - This blog was always meant to be a place where I could write about and share things that were important to me, things that interested me.
It was intended to be a "diary", where I could put down memories for myself and my family to read in years to come. It's a place where I can connect with people. It's also a fun creative outlet. I really enjoy sharing stories and ideas with you all, starting discussions and working on creative content with awesome brands.
So that is what I will continue doing.
Here are a few things that we have been up to recently;
Alfred got a tattoo and was very, very pleased with it. Now all you have to ask is, "Alfred, where's your tattoo?" and he searches for it under his sleeve, immediately.
The boys sharing a babyccino in one of our favourite towns, Saffron Walden. (This photo was taken on a film camera, using Fujifilm Superia Xtra film.)
Another photo taken in Saffron Walden. It is such a pretty place! (This photo was also taken on the same film used in the photo above).
Since becoming a mother, I seem to have morphed into a turtle... or pack horse. (This photo was also taken on Fujifilm Superior Xtra film).
I managed to get all my ladies together for International Women's Day.
From left to right; my mum, my sister Ellie, me, my sister Sophie.
Here we are in Saffron Walden again. We should probably just move here. On the left we are exploring the ancient houses and on the right, we are looking around the beautiful public gardens.
We have been up to a few fun things recently and I have a few posts lined up, including what we got up to at London Fashion Week. So stay tuned - my mojo is back!