April 15th 2019 – The day Notre Dame burnt before our very eyes.
It isn’t a lie to say I shed tears seeing the sights from Paris last night. Yet, whilst the cathedral was being engulfed with flames I had this deep feeling of hope. The media shared images of Parisians coming together to sing Ave Maria. Everyone is united. Therefore, it’s only fitting that my post today is filled with love for the Notre Dame.
Built in 1163. 200 years later it stands complete. It survived two world wars, revolutions and plagues. The morning after the night before shows the extent of the damage. There is always hope.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you France. Your loss is our loss. Your pain is out pain. Paris, je t’aime. 💖
I have been sat thinking hard about my post today as it’s something I have found really difficult to come to terms with. You may have heard the name Libby Squire recently. On February 1st, Libby disappeared after a night out in Hull. 7 weeks later, her body was found in the Humber Estuary.
I don’t want to focus on the story, the how’s and the what’s. I want to focus on the memory of a 21 year old girl who vanished and died. I went to Hull University. I’ve been to the clubs she went to. I’ve walked down the road where she was last seen. I’m not the only one. We’ve all been there, in this city or any other.
I feel it too because it is not what the people of Hull are like. We are a community. We are a city who look out for one another.
As a city, we are mourning the loss of a beautiful young girl. My heart breaks for her Mum, Dad and family. For her friends and loved ones. The city is grieving with you; for you.
This polaroid is of the memorial bench where Libby was last seen. I’ve added my own bunch of pink roses and a card. It’s the least I could do.
So, hug someone you love just a bit tighter today. Find comfort in those around you. We will carry on. We will be the strength for her family if they need us.
Heaven has gained an angel.
Big love all xx
March always means Spring time to me. The darkness of winter is clearing, the mornings are lighter as well as the evenings. Slowly, slowly, the sunshine is spending longer with us.
That being said, whilst the rain is pouring down my windows currently, I’m eagerly anticipating Spring. I’ve bought the season into my house at least. Just a few more days to go…
Go and see the beauty of the spring flowers. They’re welcoming us into the lighter days.
Big love to you all! Xx
Today I want to share with you something that really has literally just caught my attention: a 27ft Knife Angel.
The Angel is made from over 100,000 knives that were handed in as part of a national amnesty. It’s also engraved with messages from families of the victims of knife crime. This is so poignant and emotive, I absolutely had to share this with you all.
Big love xx
Hope you’re all well and having an excellent weekend. Time for me to share with you another polaroid I’ve taken recently.
This picture was taken in the beautiful city of Bruges, Belgium. There was the last lingering bit of snow on the ground and ice on the water. Bruges is one of my favourite places so to visit again was wonderful. I hope you like it!
Enjoy the last of January! I hope it treats you well. Roll on February, the month of love!
Big love all xx
I’m delighted to share with you today a quick post, which is in fact the forth Picture Perfect Polaroid post, featuring the stunning Angel of the North in Gateshead. I hope you like it!
As you can see, there is a new addition to the feature: a Christmas hat. This reached the news on Christmas Eve. Super exciting!
Big love all! Xx
Hello Lovelies. 🎄
Happy December Everyone! I hope you’re all well and keeping nice and cosy.
Just a quick post to share with you today: the third edition to my Picture Perfect Polaroids feature. Hope you like! It shows the most beautiful Christmas tree which is currently standing tall in the centre of Hull. I’ve visited it a lot because it’s just so lovely. The quote below came to my mind soon after.
Big love all. Have an excellent December. Let me know what exciting festivities you get up to and all the amazing books you end up reading. 🎅🏻Xx