Friday 16 August 2019

60 Months... #TBCSmiles

The smiles are a day late this month, as they have been before in August, but that doesn't make them any less beautiful. Sorry if I confused anyone with the delay.

5 years ago we lost one of our children, and that is why #TBCSmiles began. I started collecting my family's smiles to remind me we can do this, and being happy is what it's all about in the end, so making smiles is exactly why we keep going.

Elspeth's Field oil painting

A HUGE thank you to everyone of you who shares your smiles with us, they are contagious and wonderful, and really do brighten up my day. Anyone can join in - just use the hashtag #TBCSmiles on a smile on any photo on Instagram!

For the next month if you happen to have a sunflower in your photo, I'm working with Sudocrem and you can enter my giveaway for a sunflower t-shirt if you take a photo of someone with a sunflower, and one person will win a mural for their school. I'm not suggesting cheating, but we won't be asking for proof that it's actually your sunflower - a big grin and a golden flower will be enough...

Here are a few of our favourites out of the biggest grins from the last month, but there were so many more gorgeous photos we could have added here in we could have a 120 photo collage... The hit and miss UK weather has produced a really varied selection, sometimes sunning in the pool and the next day in wellies and jumpers!

August TBCSmiles 60 months 9 of Your Smiles from Instagram in a collage

Thank you to all of the Instagrammers who shared these smiles:

SophObsessed / ClaireyHarpo / ClareNicholasUK
3Princesses1Dude / Gemzka182_MummyBio / MommaMack

We have made plenty of smiles of our own this month although I haven't captured as many on camera as I probably should have done. We've been incredibly busy with some invited trips to a preview of Ugly Dolls, Coral Island in BlackpoolX Gen VR in Stockport and Knowsley Safari, plus a fractured arm, among other things...

A collage of my family's smiles from the last month. Lots of faces and grins

(I will add the rest of the links later - promise. If you want to see more smiles, just go over to Instagram and check out the #TBCSmiles hashtag.. ).


  1. Another beautiful collection of smiles. It never fails to make me smile right back xx

  2. Thank you so much for including Roo in this months round up. It's so lovely to see all the different reasons that have brought us smiles over on instagram


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