Sunday, 7 April 2013

Pick your precious

Its Pick your precious time again, Pick Your Precious is about celebrating the little things you love: those souvenirs, bits and pieces, things from your past you can't bear to throw out. You know, the special little something you have tucked away in a drawer or up on a shelf? Or the thing you love most in a room? Or the object you would save if you knew you had to leave the country? Your favourite things. It was started by Sian over at
This months pick your precious is a little different in the sense that the item itself isn't really that precious to me, but the memory behind it is. I'll explain, this month I've picked Caitlins Ariel photoframe from Disneyland.

Now this was originally mine. I bought it when I went to Disneyland with my ex-boyfriend years ago when I was 18 (too many years ago for my liking!) and I kept it in its box for ages. When I moved into university I was getting rid of a lot of stuff and found it again. I didn't have much room at uni but decided to put it in my Mums loft for when I had a Disney mad little girl :) When we were told we couldnt have kids, and my sister had a little girl I gave her SO much stuff. I'd gone a bit mad buying baby stuff when we started trying but being told it wasn't going to happen it hurt to have it all around so I gave it to Mollie. When it came to the frame though mark wouldn't let me, he said to keep it just incase a miracle happened. When we magically had Cameron I again said about getting rid of the frame but Mark still was having none of it. When I found out I was pregnant with Caitlin I finally took this beautiful frame out of the box and put her scan photo in. :) Its now in her room with a bit more of an updated photo lol.
Well today we went to the park and car boot. :) We said to the kids as they were really well behaved we would take them round the car boot to find a toy each. OMG the stuff we found! everyone seemed to be selling things off really cheap! Gave each one of them £3 which Cameron spent on two folders full of ben 10 magzines. Loads of stoires, puzzles and games. Gonna keep him busy for ages! Caitlin however found a great but rubbish thing lol. When we went to disneyland 2 years ago with my Mum Caitlin wanted a princess castle to bring home with her but we said no because it was too expencive (35 euros) and too big. Well guess what she found at the car boot for £2 :) She was thrilled, I was also thrilled I hadn't spent that 35 euros as it is so rubbish! Its a nice little castle with lots of bits but its such poor quality its amazing. My Mum and I thought it was a cheap market knock off but its got all the right logos and packaging so doubt it. £2 though I don't mind lol. We were plannign on having a picnic at the park but it didn't seem to be warming up at all so just came home and had a picnic in the livingroom :)

Well tomorrow we have Cams friend Jack coming round in the morning to play, then my neice staying over that night. Wish me luck!

Comments of the day, both from Cameron:

Playing a computer game - This baddie is harder than an electric hammer throwing water balloons at you!
Watching TV - I can hear it in my ears!

I worry about him sometimes lol


  1. That is an amazing story about the frame x

  2. That's a perfect story Gemma :) I think you are so right - for most of my things too, it's the memory behind the object more than the object itself: for the typewriter, I hadn't seen it in years, but I liked to think about it. It's so good to have you joining in again this month. Thank you

  3. This is such a lovely story & a very belated (5 & 4 years) congratulations on having your family.

  4. It seems to me that in many of this month's stories, it's the memories more than the objects that are the truly precious things. But that's why it's important to get the stories down!

  5. A wonderful story! I just love that you still had the frame and were eventually, against all the odds, able to give it to your own daughter. Thank you for sharing this story. PS - love the photo of the indoor picnic - took me back to when my children were little :)

  6. Whvat a sweet story, truly a precious photo frame and a lovley story about the background. So pleased you had your 2 children after being told there wouldn't be any. Thank you for visiting my blog and your comment. Much appreciated.

  7. Glad Mark didn't let you get rid of it - and that you were able to share all the memories that frame creates.


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