November – The Gallery

Sticky Fingers has set us a challenge this week – describe November in one photograph for The Gallery.

I’m picking this photograph for a number of reasons.


This photo was taken on Rembrance Sunday this year at the Cenotaph.

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day have always been a part of my life.  As a child, I was in parades, as an adult I remember family who fought in two world wars – some surviving, some not.

My Dad’s birthday is on 12th November and as a child I always remembered seeing poppies everywhere we went around his birthday.  It’s stuck.  I see poppies for sale I think of Dad, I see poppies in a field, I think of Dad’s birthday to come in November.

Poppies to me, symbolise November, a time for remembering, a time for being grateful for what we have. We should have celebrated a 2nd birthday on Armistice Day, so poppies in November, always make me think of our missing link.  Our poppy in the clouds.

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About over40andamumtoone

I’m a first time, full time Mum in my 40′s. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. We’ve had a busy 3 years so far, but now as Monkey has started pre-school I’ve decided to start a blog about our journey and experiences from here on in. We also have a kitten called Brewster who will be making appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari F1 fan, so am sure that will slip in to the blog too. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.
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12 Responses to November – The Gallery

  1. Mummy of Two says:

    Perfect photo to describe November
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  2. Such a very poignant post.
    Important to remember as you clearly do.
    kateonthinice recently posted…November is all about job searchMy Profile

  3. This absolutely sums up November – a time to reflect and a time to be thankful xx
    Sara (@mumturnedmom) recently posted…The Gallery: NovemberMy Profile

  4. LauraCYMFT says:

    Think you’ve summed November up perfectly!
    LauraCYMFT recently posted…November #TheGalleryMy Profile

  5. A very poignant photo and a beautiful, touching post.
    Lou’s Lake Views recently posted…The Gallery – NovemberMy Profile

  6. kizzy says:

    What a beautiful post. The photo is wonderful too.
    kizzy recently posted…The Gallery: NovemberMy Profile

  7. Charly Dove says:

    Totally sums up November Mary, very poignant image :)
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