New Review – ‘The Day That…’

The image for Laura’s daughters birth day in 2007. Beautiful, no?

Holding onto time, tightly, and attempting to slow its relentless progress is a quiet occupation of us parents. Taking photos, video clips, carefully packing away baby clothes and glorious first works of art are all part of it. Is there something we’ve forgotten to preserve? Is there another way we haven’t yet thought of to help us sustain and protect our memories?

Well, ‘The Day That…’ and their wonderfully unique idea give us parents (and grandparents, uncles, aunts, friends and everything inbetween) another opportunity to capture, hold and treasure a moment in time.

The crack team of photographers at ‘The Day That…’ are early birds who love the dawn chorus. They take themselves and their cameras to the coast every single morning to capture dawn in all it’s glory (*shudder* – that means 3am at the height of Summer!). In amongst their rapidly growing collection of glorious images could be the very day that something wonderful and truly special happened in your life. The birth of a child, the day of your wedding, an important anniversary… any day at all that, to you, is worth celebrating.

The good folk at  ‘That Day That…’ asked me to review one of their images. I had a think, a scratch of the head, and a ponder of what date would be good to have captured, framed and hung on our wall. It would need to be a date that means something to all four of us, something significant to us as a family. Then it dawned on me (pardon the pun);  just over a year ago we moved house and it has been, hands down, one of the best things we’ve ever done for all four of us. The reasons are many and personal and well worth celebrating. So, we now have, sitting proudly on a wall in our lounge, a beautiful photograph of the day we moved. Underneath the image in perfect handwritten script it says “Moving Day” and the date. I cannot tell you how many times I have sat still, with a mug o’ tea in hand and stared at this beautiful coastal image and allowed my thoughts to wonder about life, our life now, how it might be in the future, wondering if our best laid plans, ambitions, hopes and dreams all work out…. sigh.

Since the image was put up we’ve also had lots of lovely conversations with guests; friends and family, who’ve noticed the picture, remarked on how beautiful it is, asked about the inscription and chatted about moments in their lives they would love to have captured.

Whatever the day, special event or significant occasion there is for you, having a framed image of dawn on THAT day is truly wonderful. Such a perfect gift idea and one that will, without doubt, put an enormous smile on the face of the receiver when they unwrap it and for many days forever more. Keeping our happy memories safe and alive is a wonderful part of life.


The Day That …what’s your day?

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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