Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

The Gallery – rewind

There was a time that seems a lifetime ago now where there were no children or mortgage. Where we lived in a flat in Bristol and enjoyed the lifestyle of a newly married couple in their twenties. Where we went on weekend breaks to Devon and stayed up to the early hours drinking on the beach.

This photo was taken in 2006 when we had just begun our married life and while we knew we wanted children had no clue about the adventures that lay ahead of us. We were happy and excited, enjoying the next stage in our life together. We’re not more or less happy now but it’s a different kind of happy. It somehow feels more complete and more contented. More us.

I’m linking up to the Gallery this week for the first time in a long time. All the other entries can be found here.

Alex and Ben Croyde 2006


  1. It’s funny to think back on the time before you had kids isn’t it? Life changes so much after you have kids, not necessarily for better or worse, just very different 🙂 #Thegallery

  2. That is just fab. Think of all the sleep you were enjoying, all the ‘popping’ out somewhere at the last minute, all the TIME you had!

  3. sabrina montagnoli

    January 29, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Young and in love…awwww

  4. Aww lovely x

  5. Great photo Ben – you look so happy!

  6. Aww, what a lovely post and a fantastic picture.

  7. I can definitely identify with that different kind of happy.

  8. It seems a lot of us are going for the ‘before the kids’ angle this week.

  9. We used to whip off to Lynmouth for the weekend, stayed in rooms above the pub. Don’t know now how we had the energy. Lol

  10. Sarah @apartyofseven

    February 5, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    how funny i think i have a very similar pic of me and my OH on the beach in Devon! Ah those were the days!

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