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Beautiful Things by Gemma

Lovely Gemma blogs at HelloitsGemma and I think of her as funny, feisty and a proud individual. She is also sensitive and hugely compassionate. I do like Gemma very much, I knew her beautiful things would be interesting. She is a bit of a travel abouter and a rather wonderful writer so do pop and have a look at her blog.


Gemma in her own words…

Just over 18 months ago we moved to Bristol, we love the it here. For many years, we lived in the North of England, actually, my partner and I are both proud Londoners. That is where my roots are. I am a mother to one small boy.  I always have painted toenails and enjoy cake. I used to be ‘something’ in the voluntary sector but I lost my way. These days I enjoy taking photos and writing you will find both on my blog Helloitsgemma. Apparently, my grammar needs work.  I also write a monthly column for Britmums and have written for Tots100.


Here are Gemmas most beautiful things...

The most beautiful day.

I think it’s important to appreciate the details and the beautiful in the everyday. Hopefully, as a family, we often have beautiful days.


Most beautiful person.

My friend Rebecca is unique and very special. People meet her for only a few minutes and feel the need to comment on how lovely she is.  Disorganised and often late, yet always thoughtful and present in a crisis. She is funny, great company and extremely generous, there is always a space at her table for at least one more.  Get to know her and rarely will you meet someone more compassionate.  She has done things and has pursued ends which literally change lives and saved lives. I am extremely proud that she is my friend.


The most beautiful thing I have seen.

I have been lucky enough to travel across all over the globe. North Wales has my heart. Since my teens, I’ve taken the drive from Capel Curig to Bethesda along the A5, the road is a ribbon below the mountains. It winds through Ogwen Valley and I never tire of the journey,  it is for me,  one of the most beautiful journeys on the planet. I am always awed by the views of the mountains.  It is a journey bound in memories of adventures, youth and friends.  From the other direction, turning off  A55 as you leave a bland roundabout and are rewarded with a stunning view down the A5 of the Carneddau, Snowdonia mountains, which tells me I am in North Wales, it makes my heart skip a beat, every time.  At some point on the A5, I always cry, I love it so.

 N wales


Most Beautiful song
Summertime: Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald

It is has the most wonderful languid sound that evokes a hot summers day and I love a hot summers day.


Most beautiful thing I have ever owned. 

Over the years, I’ve lost things; a bracelet that was a christening present.  My grandmothers engagement ring, the gold was so soft the stones had long fallen out and one day it just snapped on my finger. The contents of a flat in a storage fire. I was sad at the loss of photos and books but it losing things has  taught me that in life objects are fairly transient and I try not to get too attached.


Most beautiful thing about me. 

Probably best to ask other people; I always have painted toenails, never chipped. I have produced a beautiful child, but hasn’t every mother?


Thankyou Gemma…we recently went to North Wales and drove through the mountains near Ruthin and I cried too at it’s beauty.and Louis and Ella take me back to my childhood and my dad humming around the house. Lovely. Thank you for sharing x



  1. Buchroeders Jewelry
    October 7, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    Gemma seems lovely! What a beautiful person! Sad to hear about the rings that she lost, especially her grandmother’s ring, but it’s lovely how it doesn’t seem to dampen her spirit. I love your blog, and I’ll definitely check out Gemma’s blog, too!

  2. Diamond Banc
    September 29, 2014 / 3:34 pm

    What a lovely person! I’ll be sure to check out her blog. The story about her grandmother’s engagement ring definitely resonated with me. I hope she managed to save it!

  3. September 21, 2014 / 8:06 am

    What beautiful things indeed, I will try to find more beauty in every day things. Wise words 🙂

  4. September 16, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    Aw lovely post and lovely to get to know you a little better Gemma x x x

  5. September 16, 2014 / 11:47 am

    I think we all need to look for the beauty in everyday – wise words Gemma

  6. September 15, 2014 / 8:06 pm

    I’ve never been to Noth Wales but that photo makes me want to. Great to read Gemma’s answers. Mich x

  7. September 15, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    what lovely comments, how kind. Thank you X

  8. September 15, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    Most beautiful thing about Gemma? She’s compassionate, straight-talking and great company on a night out x

  9. September 15, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    I love that you never have chipped nail varnish and that the most beautiful thing about you is that you produced a gorgeous child!

  10. September 15, 2014 / 11:07 am

    Beautiful Gemma. One of my very favourite bloggers. xx

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