LOOKING BACK - xanthe berkeley
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My passion is gathering memories… it’s probably an addiction too, but hopefully in a good way.

I like to record my life, ever since I was a teenager I have it all collated in books, photos, negatives, films & video. My camera and I soaking it all up, enjoying the process of capturing moments and saving them for years to come.

I re-discovered this clip yesterday (I thought I’d lost it, but that’s a whole other story)… it blew my mind in so many ways, I may have even shed a tear… yes I’m a sentimental at heart.

It’s Ky our eldest at about 16 months and he loved talk. I’m reminded of how he used to repeat the same word over and over till you acknowledged it…. Also, I’m instantly transported back to our garden in Thailand, and this is pretty special.

This is a memory gold. And I’m holding on to it tightly.

{A little cruel I know to leave him that long repeating the same word, but that’s what it was like… and you know what, he’s still the same!}

Record your moments, gather them up and hold on to them… and if you can’t do it, ask someone else to take photos for you and record this time in your life. You see it goes by so fast, and yes, we have the memories in our head, but if you’re anything like me, I can bearly remember what I had for dinner yesterday.

I’ve lately been visualising myself in ten years time, but today I’m grateful to look back 10 years and see all that there is to be thankful for.



  • mosey (Kim)
    Posted at 09:59h, 28 June Reply

    Oh so sweet – I love how absolutely determined he was to get his point across. I’ve recently been organizing some super old videos- you’ve inspired me to post a few…

  • Kirstin
    Posted at 06:25h, 28 June Reply

    This is an absolutely golden moment, Xanthe. I still have little clips of ours which I show to them regularly. Miles had the dirtiest laugh in town when he was just 1! x

  • francesca
    Posted at 17:09h, 27 June Reply

    i was thinking about that the other day! it’s so so cute. forgotten how funny it is. so adorable. x

  • naquillity
    Posted at 16:51h, 27 June Reply

    i’m so glad you have taken the time to record those moments that are so precious as we go through them. your video is precious. hope your day is filled with joy~

  • Sherri B.
    Posted at 15:25h, 27 June Reply

    Oh my gosh…this is absolutely precious! I wish we could bottle up that childlike wonder and take a sip on a daily basis…thank you for sharing! This made me smile…!

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