What do you do with your holiday photos?
I have a secret to share, it’s not a biggie, but I feel compelled to share this with you:
“I don’t do any of our packing when we go on holiday”
It’s always been this way, before we had children, and now that we have 2 children. I don’t pack the bags, suitcases or the car. I don’t have anything to do with booking the flights either. It’s not that my husband is anally retentive about these things, or is a control freak, it’s simply the way it is in our house, and it suits me just fine! Especially when it comes to the seating arrangements on the plane…
My husband loves flying (he travels a lot so he’s had plenty of experience of in-cabin entertainment, food, toilets and sleeping), and this is something I’d like to instil in my girls. So I’ve always encouraged the idea that he looks after them on flights, while I sit there fidgeting, getting annoyed with the stuffiness of it all, restless legs and feeling fed up with the prospect of trying to sleep sitting up in a seat surrounded by strangers.
Thanks to the configuration of the seats on most aeroplanes my husband books a row of 3 seats for him and the girls, and I sit separately. I know, it’s a hardship I have to grin and bear but it does mean I can read and relax, which lets face it is a very good way to start your holiday! (I don’t ignore them I promise, and we do share the toilet trips, honest).
We recently flew to Nice, a very short flight, but just long enough to read BA’s HighLife and Business magazines. Always a fascinating read about other people’s interesting lives all over the world, and some stats that got me thinking…
And if we really do take an average of 300 photos on a week long holiday, what do we do with them all after we’ve posted 10% on Facebook, Instagram and Flickr and printed the best ones (just 3%)? Personally, I like looking back over holiday snaps to see how much we’ve all changed, to remember how hot/cold/wet it was, and to generally lose myself in that other world that is the floating feeling of being on holiday! But do I ‘do’ anything with them? Only if they’re very special, read on.
So tell us readers, what do you do with your holiday photos?
It’s at this point that I have to share one of my favourites montages, commissioned by a lady who had a very special set of holiday photos she wanted to treasure forever. She and her extended family stay in a much-loved holiday cottage every year in Thurleston, Devon. Last year was even more special as one of their terminally ill friends joined them on their holiday. It’s these precious memories that you want to hold on to forever, and with this in mind she asked if I could design a montage of happy days playing in the sea. And here it is, her photomontage of holiday photos:
I couldn’t post without including my favourite holiday photos from our French holiday could I?!
Are you planning the holiday of a life time to a remote part of the world? Or a first family holiday, or maybe a round the world trip on your own? Wherever you’re going I’d love to hear what you’re planning to do with your favourite holiday photos…
Happy holidays everyone! Rachael x
p.s. am I the only woman/mummy who doesn’t do the packing?!