Me & Mine // A Family Portrait (May 2019)

Another month over, another year older – it was my birthday a few days ago (41, how did that happen?) and this month has mostly been about me being away at various blogging events! The boys have had some fun too, spending time with Daddy and going to visit their grandparents too.

At the beginning of the month I was away for a night at BlogOn – a blogging conference in Manchester. This was the seventh one I had been to and I always have a great time catching up with friends and learning new things. I tested my baking skills this time too though – and managed to come second in the BlogOn Bake Off with my BB8 cake.

BB8 cake

Later in the month I was in Wales for three nights for the Flea Retreat. This was another blogging event but I wasn’t just attending this one, I actually helped to organise it. It was such a good weekend though, and as well as being very busy I also got to have some lovely walks in the countryside, and get some expert photography tips too!

Flea Retreat 2019 group photo

(And yes, that is me standing on the table – I never was the shy and retiring type!)

And finally to the end of the month – we’re in the middle of half term at the moment. Toby has got three INSET days next week so we’ve got an extended holiday this time. We’re actually going away for a couple of days up to the Lake District on Sunday so we’re all looking forward to that (and hoping it doesn’t rain!)

We’ve mostly been at home this week as Barry is still working but it was my birthday on Tuesday so after a visit to a local play centre in the afternoon, we went out for a meal with my Mum and Dad, and my brother and sister-in-law where we got this month’s family picture.

May 2019 Me & Mine family portrait

It was my brother’s birthday on Wednesday – for years we were never in the same place for our birthdays but I think we’ve managed to be together on one or other of them for the last three years now which is always nice.

This picture reminds me of the Me & Mine picture we took two years ago – the boys have changed a bit since then though!

June Me & Mine family portrait

I think June is going to be another quiet month for us – we’ve got our few days away, and then I’m going to see Take That on Tuesday but apart from that I don’t think we’ve got many plans. It will be July before we know it though, and we’re already planning Toby’s 6th birthday party!

This is the sixth year of taking Me & Mine family portraits every month. You can see all the rest of the posts here.

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