PointShoot Post #19: The Summer So Far..

In keeping with the spirit of mindfulness, linking up with the lovely Catie’s (aka Spectrum Mum) Point Shoot linky gives me an opportunity to practice adopting a ‘gratitude attitude’.
Remembering, through quick snaps taken on my phone, the things I may otherwise take for granted in my busy life.  Or miss altogether, if I didn’t take a moment to stop.
It’s a chance to consider those family moments that could get lost in the fast pace of everyday life.  The photos generally aren’t posed so don’t interrupt the ebb and flow of the day.  Instead they are a record of those tender and special moments that regularly occur, between all the tears and tantrums, but can all too easily be missed.
Hopefully these posts may spur others on to keep a ‘gratitude log’ or something similar too.
It’s about seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary.

My  last ‘Point Shoot’ post captured some of the special moments of my 40th Birthday celebrations.  This one is just a little record of the summer to date – and what a summer it’s been!  Looking back on the photos on my phone has reminded me just how many warm, sunny days we have already had!

This has meant LOTS of time visiting our local parks and also getting out into the surround countryside of Kent and Sussex.  For this post I’m going to let the pictures do the talking!

Here are some pics capturing trips out further afield from home:


Here are some photos from more local trips:


Happy days!

How have you been spending your time in the sunshine?


  handwritten Hayley


Spectrum Mum



  1. July 24, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    It certainly does look like you have been having lots of happy days lovely. I loved your lavender field pic on IG and I really love the shot with your 3 lovelies at the water and your daughter was so brave holding that owl. Thank you for linking up to #PointShoot 📸 Have a great summer! 💕

    • onamindfulmummymission
      July 26, 2018 / 11:02 pm

      Thank you Catie! XX Have a fab one too xx

  2. July 25, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    Warm memories … in every sense!

    • onamindfulmummymission
      July 26, 2018 / 11:03 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  3. July 25, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    Lovely times with the family. I really wish I could ny feet water outdoors right now X #pointshoot

  4. July 28, 2018 / 9:23 am

    So many lovely photos. It definitely looks like you’re all enjoying the summer. #thesatsesh

  5. July 28, 2018 / 9:31 am

    Such lovely memories for your lovely family, Hayley. Looks like a great start to the summer! #thesatsesh

  6. July 28, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    Awesome pictures! It looks very relaxing to be in nature like that! #thatsatsesh

  7. July 31, 2018 / 9:54 am

    I love seeing the memories you are making this summer, my favorite tie of year. I’m always so happy to be outdoors and taking it all in – as you are in these beautiful pics. Lovely! #thesatsesh xoxo

    • onamindfulmummymission
      August 5, 2018 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa – I loved all your summer pics too. xx

  8. August 7, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    #thesatsesh dude, how have i not converted you to a gratitude journal!!! i swear by mine, although i would recommend a normal note book and not the ‘planned’ journals as they stop your flow…pick up a notebook and make it happen 🙂

    • onamindfulmummymission
      August 9, 2018 / 4:01 pm

      I do have a gratitude journal lovely lady – it is just a normal notebook too 🙂 xx

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