Saturday 15 April 2017

32 Months #TBCSmiles

It really is the best job in the world going through all of your photos each month - thank you to everyone who has shared their smiles using the #TBCSmiles hashtag. They're infectious and an absolute joy to look at. Some of the brightest smiles are at the bottom of this post.

Easter Egg Hunt 2016

I hope this past month has been a good one for you. Sunshine and the promise of some time off over Easter make everything a little less heavy and the chance to get out and have fresh air without freezing is very welcome!

Easter with Shetland Ponies Pony Farm 2013
The snow at Easter 2013
Easter holds a lot of fabulous memories for us, which is bittersweet and sometimes cruel. To remember the joy on the children's faces is pure magic, but you're then painfully aware it can never be repeated.

Easter Egg Hunt 2011
On Easter Sunday we've always thrown carefully hidden about 100 foil-wrapped eggs in the garden for an Easter Egg Hunt. Despite our attempts to make this harder each year with smaller and smaller eggs, miraculously the children still find them all. (School shoes and door keys should probably also be shiny and made of chocolate)...

Easter 2009
The #TBCSmiles hashtag will no doubt feature many Easter Egg hunts next month, but this month it was lovely to see so many Mums, Grandmas and 'people who do the job of Mum' smiling at us for Mother's Day. Thank you to everyone who has joined in (please feel free to add your photos by tagging #TBCSmiles). All smiles are precious and children tend to give them up more easily than adults, so it's lovely to include so many of you grown ups this time...

We had our own smiles too - thanks to Mother's Day, LEGOLAND, JCB/Specsavers and a 7th birthday... I even feature a couple of times this month, but we are missing a couple of the children, so I must try harder before everyone goes back to Uni and College and Work...

As ever, if you've used the hashtag accidentally and don't want your photos sharing please let me know and I'll remove you from the post! Anyone is welcome to join in by using #TBCSmiles on Instagram or Twitter, and some of the brightest smiles are shared here and on Instagram every 15th of the month...

The smiles we've helped to create are the reason and the reminder why we carry on. Every one makes it worthwhile... If you don't know why we collect our smiles, you can find out here...


  1. Happy Easter! Another month of gorgeous smiles. It's lovely to see you in the pictures too :)

    1. Thank you! Next time you take a photo of such a cool sign, snap it in half so it fits in a square photo! Happy Easter to you guys too - I hope it is being fabulous for you x :D

  2. Some beautiful smiles in these pics! Happy Easter x

    1. Happy Easter to you too Steph! They are gorgeous - every one :D

  3. I do love these posts. A very happy Easter to you all. I love following the hashtag and seeing all those smiles. But most of all I love seeing all of your smiles xx

    1. Awww you are lovely Susan. We need one with you next time - not only your gorgeous family! :)


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