Both girls are gone now to start their adult lives. Of course it's what Mothers work towards every day we have our children with us, but it's hard to watch them strike out on their own. We'll miss them both dearly.
Jenni's favourite 'fun' photo
Sorry for the flash on the photos today but the light is fading fast this evening. This is a photo of DD1, Jenni, on Palace Pier, Brighton and it's one of her favourites. She was thrilled to be riding a huge motorbike - just a racing game you understand, not the real thing! And here's the scrapbook page I made with it some years later. The pull-out tag details who, when, and where. On the reverse is a quotation from the children's writer Roald Dahl - 'Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.'
Karen's idea of fun is very different, and of course, involves her camera! This double-page layout records an afternoon she and I spent on the beach at Peacehaven taking photos for a college project. She'll go any lengths to get a shot, hence her lying prone on the cold concrete walkway!
Well, I actually feel much better now, having spent time looking through my photo albums and posting these pages on the blog.
Tomorrow starts a new era for all of us. We will just have to remember to look for the magic!