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As I walked down the street, everything around me came together to bring me back to my childhood summers. The first few notes of Ben Howard’s Old Pine set the mood, reminding me of summers past. Barely a car on the street, it felt as if time had stopped for a moment. For some reason, I have this feeling there were fewer cars when I grew up. The thing that really took me about 20 years back into the past was the smell of ripe plums on the ground, under the sun. It was a hot morning, despite the clock on my phone having just announced 8am. I paused for a moment, and took everything in. The sweet, thick smell of the plums, which I felt being squashed under my shoes; the smell of sunshine, the warmth on my skin. I could imagine hearing the cicadas, playing their summer song. My childhood summers were mainly spent in the country side, in the company of my cousins, my parents, and my grandparents. It’s funny how our …


I just want to show you a few pictures of my immediate family – not everyone though! So far, here are my parents and my nan. As soon as I manage to get proper pictures of my brother I will try to show them here too. I like these two pictures because they were completely unprepared! They were taken some time ago during summer. I love this picture, because they show a great loving couple after more than 30 years of marriage! I can’t believe I managed to get a picture of my nan where she doesn’t appear covering her face. She doesn’t like appearing in pictures! Whenever my parents come to London, we walk and walk for hours! I’m glad I have fun parents – and a bit crazy! My mum is always up to something, and always making jokes. Here, my nan was probably telling me off for taking her picture!! I hope you liked this peek at my family! More stuff to come soon!