Monday, 30 January 2012

What would you say????

I'm going to let you into a little secret......

But you have to promise not to laugh.......

When ever I hit a BIG birthday, those ones with the 0s on, I always write myself a letter to open on the next Big one.

On my thirtieth birthday I threw a strop. I sooooo didn't want to be thirty and felt that my twenties had passed me by with out me noticing.  In my letter I asked my 40 year old self if I had made the best of the past 10 years as life is no rehearsal!

And last year I wrote my 50 year old self a letter (GULP!)

This Wednesday I will be celebrating my 41st birthday (I only feel 25!) and I got to thinking what might I put in a time capsule to show for these last 41 years.

Here's what I came up with:

Childhood photos.

To me life is all about the memories you make and the lives you touch, so of course the people who I hold dear to me would have to be features within. So sad to look back and realise so many people have passed away, however they have all made an imprint on my heart. After all they helped shape me into the person I became.

An Eraser

It probably seems a very silly thing to put in, but across those years I have made many mistakes.
But thankfully the people I care about and those that care about me have always forgiven, forgotten or helped pick up the pieces.
So whilst I can't (and in some cases wouldn't want to) erase these mistakes from my life they have resulted in stronger relationships and cherished loved ones.

The Girls Art Work

I had to work incredibly hard when my eldest was little in order to make ends meet and its always some thing that looking back on I regret, as I missed so much time with her. She is a beautiful person and says that she understood how hard it was for me/us. So I cherish the things we made together and the memories we created. With Ashleigh I was lucky enough to be able to spend so much more time with her, not that she ever seems to bothered as she is so independent, typical eh! 

The Videos/DVDs From Our Many Adventures

Again images invoke memories that instantly bring
 a smile to my face and joy to my heart.

At no point in my list do any material possessions appear!

Yes, I need a roof over my head and food in my belly, but with out love in my heart and the people I care about being safe, for me every thing else pails into insignificance!

So back to my opening question...

What would say to yourself another 10 years down the line?

And what would appear in you life capsule?

X x 


  1. What a great selection of photos I love the idea of the letters.
    I think I would tell myself to not worry so much! & dont worry about things as they will get Better .
    In my time capsule cadbury chocolate buttons incase cadbury go bankrupt! x x

  2. What a wonderful blog.Memories are something to treasure.
    You are right about materials possessions, children dont remember the fantastic kitchen you had and such like they remember the images that are captured in your pictures.
    My biggest regrets are that we built up debt that has stopped us doing some of the things we love and that i havent taken enough pictures.
    41 and looking fantastic.

  3. I really don't have a clue, I'm like you, so long as my kids are happy and healthy, that is all I really wish for. Great Post and thanks for sharing your lovely pictures x

  4. wow such a fab post and such lovely photos.

    Happy Birthday for Wednesday.xx

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  6. I loved this post! So many great photos :)
    I have no idea what I could say to my older self, I daren't imagine being ten years older :/

  7. What a lovely post - really enjoyed reading it and looking at all your pics. Happy Birthday for Wednesday x


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