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Sunday, 18 January 2015


I had forgotten about this day until yesterday when I chose to scan this particular roll of film. It was late summer and I was nineteen. M and I were just getting to know each other. And seven years later I find myself here, reminiscing over those early days. Tentative. Bashful. Special.

To me, home is really wherever my loved ones are. It's not a particular street or a particular house. But Edinburgh has a hold over my heart. It feels like home in ways I can't fully explain. And who knows, maybe one day it will be home. But if not, it will be special to me regardless. Always.


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  1. "To me, home is really wherever my loved ones are. It's not a particular street or a particular house." This is very true and something that rings home with me, especially since I am constantly moving around. It is so lovely to look back on old images and all of a sudden have memories come flooding back just as vividly as they were on the day that memory was created.

    Rae | love from berlin

  2. There's something about the angle of this photo that reminds me of Hogwarts! The way you can see the house peeking out from the high walls - it's stunning xx

  3. I completely agree. I'm currently at uni (miles away from home) but when my Mum told me she was moving house, I was distraught. Not for the house or town, but because my loved ones live there. Luckily, we're only moving 30 mins away so I'll still see them, but the thought of not seeing those people is awful! xx
    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

  4. Oh I love person blog posts. Gorgeous photo x


  5. I wish to visit Ediburgh one day... My roots should be in Scotland as far as I know, so I have this feeling that I want to be there one day. Memories are something very special, that we can carry with us untill the end, but sometime is not that easy to hold everything on our mind (for me at least is like that... ) that's why I love so much photography.
    Have a nice day. :)

  6. Nice photo :) home to me is wherever my loved ones are too! Or anywhere that I feel same and happy. For example, for our honeymoon my husband and I stayed at a villa near Disney World for about a week. It FELT like home even though it really wasn't. I was happy there, plus we were right by Disney so I mean - come on, that made it amazing haha but every time I go around that villa I remember how happy I was there on our honeymoon. It still feels like a bit of home :)


  7. I love Edinburgh! This is a beautiful photo Jennie, so nice to have pics like this to look back on :)

    Jess xo

  8. Beautiful photograph. I am going to Edinburgh in May for the first time :)

  9. I'm loving these film posts Jennie, it's so lovely that you're sharing these special memories with us! x

    Josie’s Journal

  10. Absolutely love edinburgh and wish i kinda lived there :)

  11. Beautiful photo, I'd love to be able to visit Edinburgh properly one day and I definitely agree, home is where your loved ones are :)

  12. Gorgeous photo! I love finding old photos that bring back sweet memories :)

    Chrissy x

  13. beautifully written, I'd love to visit Edinburgh someday xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  14. Oh my goodness. I feel you on this.

    Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities in the whole wide world. I lived there for 4 years whilst at university and have been away from it about a year and a half now. Seeing that picture of the castle literally made my heart ache there for a wee while!

    My boyfriend (we met at university) is actually up there this weekend to catch up with his one of his old sports teams and I am very jealous. I desperately need to plan a trip up, I have been away far too long. I miss it so dearly.

    Petite Pomme

  15. Beautiful! And this year it will be my home <3 xx

  16. Oh Jennie this post has left me absolutely bawling. I completely agree that it's so funny to look back at memories. Pete always used to say the only places he wanted to be and was happiest was wherever his friends were and his loved ones and it's so true. I love Edinburgh too, it's such a beautiful place and I'm so grateful for being able to spend so much time there. xx

  17. Your writing and photographs have such a wonderful, dreamy quality to them, Jennie - I always look forward to reading your posts. Did you used to live in Edinburgh?


    1. Thank you lovely! I did for a few months when I was 19 <3

  18. Stunning post. And I can't agree more, loved ones just make a home.

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  19. A beautiful image to go with beautiful words.

    Tara x

  20. that is a beautiful photo, and i agree with you completely about what home is. x

  21. Such a beautiful piece of writing! I absolutely agree with home being where loved ones are. That's what makes a place special!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx


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