Is that the phrase? Or is it take time to smell the roses? Well, you get the idea! Slow down, appreciate the beauty of nature that is all around you. Otherwise, you’re missing so much. I couldn’t resist snapping this beautiful rose in our garden – such lovely colours.
This is where I’ve spent a lot of time the last few days in the beautiful weather. Reading, writing, thinking, and making phone calls (because it’s one of the only places I can get a signal!). Maybe I could call it my outdoor office?!
This week has been a week of treats for our youngest’s birthday. Surprise visits from family members, great presents, and a trip south for a celebration with his old friends and a sleepover at his favourite Uncle’s house. All topped off with the requested smash cake! Doesn’t get much better! Lucky boy. Happy birthday Toby!
Open fires are so cosy and welcoming, some might say romantic, but there’s not a huge amount of romance in cleaning out the grate afterwards! So, I’m making a sweeping declaration (oh, see what I did there?!), we’re done with fires now ’til the autumn. Is that tempting fate? Let’s see…
Washing their hands in this water flow as they came off the beach seemed to cause much hilarity…. Until I jokingly told them it was the water flowing out from the pub toilets nearby!! “Ugh, Dad!!!”
What an absolute treat to find ourselves all alone at Alnwick Castle! Well, not quite alone, but with so few people that we managed to get a few rare shots of the castle and grounds without anyone in them! What’s the secret? Well, you can see from the skies it had turned into quite a cold […]
I’m starting them young! Toby shows the best way to reach the bar when you’re only short! I introduced the family to my local this week. A great place quite near to us, called the Hemelvaart Bier Cafe, which does a fantastic range of craft beers and some great food too. Just so they know […]
It still feels like a dream, or at least like we’re on holiday. This can’t be real, can it? Are we really allowed to stay here? I hope so, because the van has unloaded all of our things! The boys certainly hope so too!!
Yes, this is the sign of our times anyway! Our house is sold and we’re moving on. Just a few days left until our big move, our ‘Escape to the Country’, to another country actually (but only just!). Just as our spring flowers are blooming and the sun is shining, we are ready to ‘spring’ […]
It’s Mother’s Day, and this is what it’s all about for me – these two! They are my everything. This is what I am. Their Mum. Oh, and wife to the lovely Mr, of course!! My little family are my life. I’d move Heaven and Earth for them. They drive me crazy, of course, but […]