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Throwback Thursday: Climbing Blackpool Tower

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Throwback Thursday is a weekly feature here on Random Thoughts Of A Twenty Something. However I have not been able to blog for a few weeks now so I am quite behind! It is said that a picture can paint a thousand words and I wanted a way of looking back and reflecting on my past whether it be recent or from years gone by. There’s something quite intimate and revealing about sharing photographs from our lives and I’m always intrigued about the story behind the lens.

Currently it is the summer holidays and we have been trying to make the most of our summer weeks with the children before 5 become 6 in the Autumn. We have been trying to make great memories by visiting family and exploring attractions and just being around each other as a whole. As we co-parent our children with our ex’s it’s been hard over the years to try and make it so that we had enough time in the summer with each of our children and that the days also match up to maximise our time as a family.
Two years ago we were finally able to go on our first family holiday and what better destination to choose than Blackpool. Growing up Blackpool was such a key place from my childhood as my Pop (Great-Granddad) lived there and most of my family on my Dads side were born in the Lancashire or Yorkshire counties. We spent summers exploring the area and visiting the attractions and I was so pleased to finally be able to take my partner and our children to somewhere that held such importance to me. And unsurprisingly they all had an amazing time.

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This picture is from when we were near the top of The Blackpool Tower! Being able to be so high up with incredible views and having the children ask what was ‘that building’ or pointing out the Big One roller-coaster at Pleasure Beach filled me with such happy feelings. Not content with simply leaning over the barrier or asking to be picked up to see better they insisted on sitting or standing (with the back up of an adult behind them) on the barrier to see for themselves the town that held such happy memories in my heart. I was so pleased that they were just as excited about our holiday and it makes me feel so proud when they mention it even now as it means they have their own happy memories of Blackpool to grow up with!

What do you think of my photograph? Don’t forget to check back next Thursday to see what image I have chosen to share with you!

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