My ordinary moments 2013 captured in Instagram

I joined Instagram in February 2012 and I love it, I am sure that by taking more photos and looking at other people’s work it has encouraged me to see life around me differently and capture that moment on my phone in the best way possible.

Find the marisworldblog Instagram profile here to see lots more

I have chosen some of my favourites from 2013


A huge snowfall overnight for us in the South East

snow feb 2013 gravesend



sunset feb 2013

My Full English on the morning after the night out to celebrate my hen do in London – should have moved that mushroom!

english breakfast

A pause on Snowdon before trekking the steep mountain to the top, @mammasaurus @katetakes5

snowdon with team honk

One of my best moments of 2013, reaching the Snowdon summit with Team Honk for Comic Relief


Evan my grandson has breakfast with the girls on the day of our wedding 9th March 2013

evan grandson

My bridesmaids ready way too early but we had to do them first! Bessie, Alice and my granddaughter Gracey.


Easter at Butlins for us and we were lucky enough to try the Helter Skelter before it had to be taken down

butlins helter skelter


A trip to Godstone Farm in Kent with the twin club for a fun day out and getting close up with the animals

godstone farm

I LOVE the colour in this photo and the Forsythia signals spring to me every year


Back to Butlins again for the Butlins Ambassador meet up, we took the girls straight after school hence the school uniform

butlins bognor regis

Plenty of time spent at Two Chimneys caravan park in our caravan and we made very good use of the swimming pool there

two chimneys kent


She came off her scooter and landed badly on her wrist, her discomfort was so great I was worried she’d broken her wrist – she hadn’t thank goodness.

fracture wrist or not

LOVE this shot – my sleeping beauties


Our PTA organised a Dancathon to raise money and here we are ready to rumble

party dresses

A week in Devon exploring and the Statue of Verity in Ilfracombe which caused a lot of debate

verity ilfracombe



Out comes his beloved Barbie at long last


I met Katie Piper at the BritMums Live conference

katie piper

Playing with mummy’s shoes



We were invited to spend a day on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship and we fell in love with cruising


LOVE this one


A trip to London to see Daddy at work is always a great day out for us

canary wharf


A trip to Nottingham to see my mum and we discover a beach in the town centre!


A visit to the Little Chapel in Guernsey which I fell in love with

little chapel

A trip to Claude Monet’s house in Giverny, a view of his famous Water Gardens

claude monet giverny


Photobombed by the husband at Westgate on Sea in Kent

mr and mrs


Our scary faces

witch halloween

One of my favourite shots this autumn and no the bikes weren’t ours

bikes by the sea


My daughter came over from Italy with her daughter, we have a family meeting of mothers and daughters, I give you 5 generations

five generations

Can’t believe how well the girls are doing at school, excellent reading and their hand writing is coming on really well too

child writing


Ready for Christmas

christmas fridge

Happy New Year

big ben midnight


I’m linking this post up with Jenny at Mummy Mishaps with her Flashback Fridays

mummy mishaps


    • January 6, 2014 / 7:35 PM

      I’m amazed too and have kicked off 2014 by joining in 3 different #photoaday

  1. January 5, 2014 / 10:21 AM

    What a brilliant year! Happy 2014 Mari, here’s to another great one! :) xx

  2. January 5, 2014 / 11:31 AM

    some really fabulous photos there and some special memories too! What a busy year you’ve had! Hope 2014 is fantastic for you all!

    • January 6, 2014 / 7:36 PM

      Thanks Mrs Teepot, it’s only when you sit down and look back you realise how much you crammed in, it’s amazing isn’t it?

  3. Uju @Babesabouttown
    January 5, 2014 / 5:44 PM

    What a lovely wrap-up, I remember quite a few of these pics ;-) Your bridesmaids were so beautiful (as was the bride)!

    I’ve only just joined Instagram, love how easy it is to share those quick moments. Now I’m inspired to do my Best 2013 Photos too (I have one for 2012) but I’ve gotta trawl through what seems like hundreds and thousands of pics!

    Great post x

    • January 6, 2014 / 7:37 PM

      It’s a long job to get through but it’s worth it PLUS this year, I’m going to select my favourites at the end of each month and file them, it’ll make next year so much easier ;0

  4. January 5, 2014 / 8:26 PM

    Mari you have such an amazing year – getting married, climbing Mount Snowden (love the jubilation in your face) and meeting me again at Britmums 2013 lol (just my little joke)
    It is hard to pic a fav from the ones you have added , but your daughters are so beautiful and you can see from all your photos that you are a busy lady and a wonderful mummy thank you so much for linking up xxx

    • January 6, 2014 / 7:39 PM

      Thank you Jenny and I hope to have more time next time we meet, I spend my life apologising to people I didn’t have enough time to speak to them, that must change in 2014.
      My aim for 2014 is to haul back the busy and have more quality time with the girls, let’s see if I can do it!

  5. January 5, 2014 / 9:28 PM

    What a brilliant and busy year. Definitely looks like a good one with getting married and clinging mount Snowdon :)

    • January 6, 2014 / 7:40 PM

      We all love a good wedding don’t we? Just glad I won’t be paying for anymore. Brilliant year and Snowdon was one of my highlights too, a fantastic feeling at the top, unbeatable

  6. welcome to the mummy madness
    January 6, 2014 / 5:29 AM

    Nice to see good old Westgate in your photos! We live a two min walk from this beach! Looks like an exciting year hope this one is even better!!

    • January 6, 2014 / 7:41 PM

      Really? LUCKY you, my husband would move down there instantly if his commute wasn’t so long, hope to bump into you pone day :)

  7. January 10, 2014 / 7:09 AM

    What a lovely idea for a post – you have made my year feel rather dull in comparison!

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