The concept of the meme was new to me as a blogging novice when I was tagged with my first one back in April last year. There have been some brilliant, funny and thought-provoking memes circulated since, and I'm delighted to have been tagged with a new one conceived by the brilliant blogging brain of Tara at Sticky Fingers. Her challenge - find your favourite photo. Just one. Out of a possible million. Hmmmm.
As I suspect is true of most parents, about 99% of our family photos are of the children. As a rule, I don't put photos of the children on my blog - not because they're unpleasant to look at or anything, just because of a preference not to. But in a one-off change to that rule, I have chosen the photo below which I absolutely love. It is of my son Max when he was 3.
It was taken at Glenroe Farm. Co. Wicklow in October 2008 around Halloween. We had a lovely day pottering around looking at the animals and listening to a 'witch' telling stories in an enchanted forest. I don't think I even noticed the rainbow in the sky when I took the picture (the little fella was off looking at pigs, which is why he isn't in it!). We were later harrassed by a peacock who seemed rather keen on robbing our crisps and carrot cake, but it was a lovely day nonetheless!
Choosing one favourite photo is too hard, so let's say that this is one of my favourites. I will probably be chastised by the children's nana for selecting one child over the other, but hopefully this makes up for the lack of sentimental birthday message last October?!
I now pass the meme and the challenge onto the following: