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I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.     — Sigmund Freud

Tanfield Railway, Tyne & Wear, UK 2012

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.”–Anthony Brandt

Bolam Lake, Northumberland UK 2012

“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.”– Lisa Weed

Staithes, North Yorkshire, UK 2013

“The memories we make with our family are everything.”– Candace Cameron Bure

Saltwell Park, Tyne & Wear, UK 2014

My children give me the gift of stepping out of the daily ordinariness into the father zone—a place where my innate curiosity, sense of adventure, and love of a weekend gets rediscovered.”      –Jeff Stone

Warkworth, Northumberland, UK 2015

“Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.” Pam Brown

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne UK 2016

To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to be kind.”     –Shannon L. Alder

Pow Hill Nature Reserve, Northumberland, UK 2017

“There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself ”. —-John Gregory

Eddy & Malina Poland, 2017

“In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.”– Marge Kennedy

Alnwick, Northumberland 2018

“Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of just cause, the triumph of truth.”– Menacheim Begin

Botanical Gardens, County Durham, UK 2018

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventures, story-tellers, and singers of songs.     –Pam Brown

Tynemouth Market, UK 2019

“We are sisters. We will always be sisters. Our differences may never go away, but neither, for me, will our song”. —Elizabeth Fishel

Durham Castle, UK 2019

Stay tooned for whatever comes next time 🙂

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66 comments on “Family

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Wonderful quotes. I was lucky enough to chat with one of my sisters today. She’s in the US and I’m in Australia.

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    1. So cool we have the tech to do that!

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  2. raistlin0903 says:

    As always these are amazing, and the quotes make them even better. I loved that picture of the tanfield railway. There is something very nostalgic about it😊

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  3. That’s a lovely quote from John Gregory…

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    1. I thought so too, and nice to put it with my friend Eddy.

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  4. Sue says:

    Your Tanfield railway and Bolam lake images have an old style feel about them…nostalgia in spades

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      1. Sue says:

        You’re welcome!

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  5. Eddy Winko says:

    Another great collection, looking at that picture of Malina gave me a good excuse to tickle her as she checked out the photo, which broke the mood that she was in this morning, thank you 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome, say hi from me to Malina 🙂


  6. Mary Smith says:

    Love the two sisters and the sheer joy on the faces of the new parents amongst the daffodils is wonderful. As the mother of a son I hope I’ve raised him to respect women, stand up for others and be kind. I’ve certainly tried.

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    1. I am sure you succeeded Mary!

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  7. I absolutely loved this post.

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  8. A Wonderful collection of photos 😄 My favourite quote is: “Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.” – Pam Brown

    It is so accurate! I do feel all-wise & prehistoric!

    Happy Sunday!

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    1. Yep, me too 🤣 cheers Connie.

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  9. Wonderful pictures these are. Eddy and Malina and the two cheerful ladies at the bottom I find great portraits!

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  10. Jennie says:

    Wonderful quotations. This is a heartwarming post!

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      1. Jennie says:

        You’re welcome, FR. 🙂

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  11. Malina is adorable, and the shot of the family in the swan boat is really nice.

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  12. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful photos, you captured the essence of love on them, not only the moment.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth 😊

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  13. Don Ostertag says:

    Wonder post for a Sunday…or any other day. Thank you, Fraggle.

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    1. Thanks Don. Glad you liked the post 😊


  14. Lovely. Especially the railway image 🙂

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  15. You have captured some incredible images, what a gift to all, along with the terrific quotes! Can’t wait for the next installment (no pressure intended) 😬😁.

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    1. Haha thanks Lisa, there will be a next 😊

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  16. The Hinoeuma says:

    So…is the top picture your family?

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    1. Yes, but all dead now 🙁


      1. The Hinoeuma says:

        I like old stuff like that.

        Most of mine are all gone, too.

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  17. April Munday says:

    I love the two sisters, well, I love all the photos really.

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  18. Mae Clair says:

    Such heartwarming photos! Stunning shots that make me smile.
    I loved the quote about grandmothers becoming wise and prehistoric (LOL!), and the one about love turning fathers into heroes, story-tellers, etc. So true!

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  19. Fiery says:

    Beautiful Fraggly, made me cry

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      1. Fiery says:

        Don’t be silly lol.
        It was all love 💜

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        1. Aw thanks FIerypants X

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    1. Always good to have warm fuzzies! 🤣🤣

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  20. Keith says:

    This warms my heart. At the risk of sounding like a sap, my family is everything to me. So this post makes me smile!

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    1. It’s cool to be a sap over your family. It would be a better world if everyone was. 😊

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  21. Beck says:

    Beautiful post! Nothing like the love & bond of family ties… one strong enough to drop everything last minute, fly across the country, and drive them back home. 😊 it’s good when you have that…
    some of your photos felt like time travel (is that editing?)
    Be blessed FR!

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    1. Thanks Beck, yes I faff on with my photos when I’m in an arty farty mood. 😃

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      1. Beck says:

        I love your faff! 😃 good job 👏

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  22. enmanscamera says:

    I do like your family photography.
    I don’t have any from my childhood and have kinda stuffed those from my first wife in some forgotten corner. However, I have a treasure trove of photo memories from my life with Linda. When I look through all you photos I can see those memories you have. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Enman, I had noticed Linda’s absence from your posts, but didn’t like to pry. So cool that you have the photo memories. I am reminded of the quote by Aaron Siskin, “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” It’s why I do photography 😊 I have a bad memory!


  23. Francis.R. says:

    When kid I didn’t notice I had the fortune to have a family, seems quite difficult to have one where I am. A joyful post; thank you, fragglerocking ^^

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  24. Nothing like the family. You really captured the good family spirit in all these photos. And the quotes gives an extra depth to it all.

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  25. Leif Price says:

    Wonderful quotes and beautiful photos to cherish!

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    1. Thanks for visiting!


  26. devinkinser1 says:

    Love this! The first quote especially! Thank you.

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    1. Thanks for visiting!

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  27. Beautiful, heart touching quotes. The pictures are a nice frame of the imagination connection. Thank you for using some of your time to organize this very supporting post.


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    1. Thanks for visiting and the kind words.

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  28. steviegill says:

    Nice collection, love the light in the first shot. Families – can’t live with them, can’t live without them 🤣

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