The Gallery – Men in my Life

by Insomniac Mummy on May 12, 2010

These are the men in my life.

Each one important in their own way. Each one bringing richness and balance to my life, challenging my opinions and inspiring me to strive for more.

My Dad. The man who brought me up, for a time as a single parent after my mum passed away. A man who has overcome great adversity but never let in beat him. A man always aspiring to achieve something more than the humdrum. In his youth was an actor on stage and TV which gave him a love for scriptwriting in his spare time. He’s a hardworking psychiatric nurse, a book lover with a collection of probably thousands, but above all he’s a great father and grandfather.

My eldest brother. The chalk to my cheese. We may argue for argument’s sake but never fall out. Labelled as a ‘problem child’ at school, for no good reason other than our family background, he gave up trying to flog the pre-judging dead horse, left school and became one of the hardest working people I know. He may not be a high flyer, but he has dreams of one day breaking into the comedy scene, and I’m sure he will. Never afraid to speak his mind and always makes me question my own beliefs. Uncle extraordinaire!

My youngest brother. The boy with a dream. As a teenager he was given a video camera and decided he wanted to make films. He studied hard, gained a first class honours degree in Film & Media Production, and is now the co-owner of his own production company. He’s made a short film, which he’s raising funds to finish editing and one day he’ll win awards! Driven, knowledgeable and strong willed but also eccentric, soft centered and a brilliant Uncle.

My husband. The man who fell in love with me and I with him quicker than we could have anticipated. A gentle giant with a heart of pure gold. The hardest working man I know, both at work and for his family. Generous to a fault, self deprecating and full of potential, if only he’d believe it!

The man who’s shared all my ups and downs for the last 12 years, and I his. The one person who puts up with every aspect of me and sticks around for more. The ying to my yang and the best Dad in the world.


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Ellie is a working mum. In her spare time she spends far too much time waffling on the internet. She's a Twitter addicted Facebook fanatic, and an all round social media butterfly. You can also find her on Google + as Insomniac Mummy. She once walked across England and is planning on walking 100K in one day in May 2014 for Cancer Research. All she really wants is a good night's sleep...

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Dymphna May 12, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Aw thats fab! Love the last photo! :-)
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Mirka Moore May 12, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Very cute baby ;)
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nappyvalleygirl May 12, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Lovely post/pictures. Your brothers sound really talented, I hope they go far.

Is your husband sitting by the lake at Derwentwater? It looks like a very familiar view.
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Mummylimited May 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Wow what an impressive bunch. Lovely post. Makes me feel all warm.
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Muddling Along Mummy May 12, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Those are lovely photos – what a nice post
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Milton Stevenson May 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm

What a lovely, lovely post. Lucky you having such cool men around you.

Milt x
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Tara@Sticky Fingers May 12, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Oh my. I don’t even know these men and yet I really really like them.
what a fabulous family you have. Lucky lucky girl x
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kelloggsville May 12, 2010 at 9:17 pm

that’s lovely x
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TheMadHouse May 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm

What can I say, what a moving, inspiration post
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MuddynoSugar May 16, 2010 at 10:15 am

They all look lovely – fab photies too.
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