Between Lenses: Nostalgia

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Between Lenses

This month I’m taking part in Between Lenses, a blog hop series from Of Trees and Hues and Tara Victoria. The theme this month is Nostalgia.

Between Lenses: Nostalgia

My family gifted me with a handmade photo album as a leaving gift when I moved out to Bahrain last May. Filled with all sorts of photos from my childhood until as recent as they could find.

Moving to Bahrain, I was limited with what I could bring with me. Limited is a bit of an understatement – it was literally a 30kg suitcase and whatever else I could blag in hand luggage.

Having lived in England my whole life and not moved around at all, a couple of houses, I accumulated a fair amount of stuff. Everything from little knick-knacks to photos and more. All of that got left behind.

So there’s very little here for me to feel nostalgic about. (Though feeling a certain amount of impending nostalgia about my new life here in Bahrain.) Everything’s still very new. Then I saw that photo album that they put together for me. While I don’t remember the top photo getting taken, I do remember that bike my brother’s on and the tricycle I’m on. I didn’t really think I was all that nostalgic, but there’s a lot of comfort in looking back and just enjoying that nostalgia for a little bit.


  1. That’s a nice photo. You looked cute!! I used to have the same kind of photo with my elder brother on our bicycles. Can’t find them since my mom moved to the new house.

    • There’s a certain type of photos that always get taken, generation after generation! It’s kinda awesome when that happens.

  2. I love this photo. I’ve lived out of a suitcase before too. There is a lot of freedom that comes with letting go of stuff. Good luck on your new adventure!

    • There is a lot of freedom that comes with it – and it is an amazing feeling! Until you realise you have about an eighth of the wardrobe you had before and you’re in desperate need of more clothes. But then.. gives you the opportunity to start a whole new wardrobe.

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