Thursday, 14 July 2011

.The gallery.... Travel

The gallery theme this week is Travel. I would not say I was one who had travelled a great deal but I have had some super holidays in a few countries such as America (who I adore) and Italy, Germany, France and Spain to name a few.
I have to say my most happy travel memories are of England in fact Cornwall.
During the second world war my mother who was from London, was in the Land Army and was posted to Cornwall. Her love the area grew from that and she would dream of living there one day, and escaping our town life. My dad loved the heat and we mostly went to spain.

My mum loved to camp and was never happier than when she was in the tent ! This picture I have picked is one such cornish holiday. This tent was our first proper one and my mum made all kinds of things to hang around to hold bits and pieces. We had a practice run before in the garden putting it up and then set off. A few days before we thought the holiday was not happening, when mum washed all our holiday money by mistake. I came down to find her hanging up lines of string all across the room, to dry out all the paper money!
My mum was at her most happy when we went camping.
Sadly she passed away when she was 62 but I will always think of this holiday and smile.


  1. Hi! Stopping by from the blog hop. I lost my mom when she was 54 and that was way too young but she did not like to take meds and one was her blood pressure and so she had a stroke in 1988 a day after Christmas. Never really understood why she hated her meds but I am hoping to ask her someday! I am in America in the state of Georgia. I would love a follow back on GFC and Twitter. I followed you on that also. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!


  2. Wonderful picture and such a lovely post! Thank you so much for stopping by, "She Calls Me Mama Leisha." You made my day! I'm following you as well. Best wishes!

  3. Thanks aleisha nice to meet you xx


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