Friday, 31 May 2013

52, a portrait a week

I'm joining in with Jodi and her 52 Portraits, taking a photograph of my children each week. 

Make a Wish...

Learning about grass seeds.

Happy Days x

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Sea Legs

The weather has been lovely here this weekend. Finally, it looks as though we may have a bit of summer on its way! Hooray!

We took the opportunity of the sunshine and calm weather to join my brother-in-law and his family on their boat. The children had such fun, we took a trip from the boat to explore a nearby beach, where we went on a mini adventure and made a rope swing with a buoy - such fun!

Before we had the children, Ross and I would canoe to the beach and camp at the weekends in the summer. Really fond memories, and now we're making new ones in the same places with out little family.

Happy days xx

Saturday, 25 May 2013

52, a portrait a week.

I am super excited to join in with Jodi and the 52 portraits, taking a picture of my children a week. Time with small people passes too quickly and this is such a delightful idea. I'm a little late in joining in, but here is the first of many hopefully...

learning to fly!

Collecting stones!
Happy days x

Giveaway Time!

I am so excited to announce that I'm hosting my own giveaway for the very first time! Up for grabs is the whole collection of LumiStyle summer arm candy... all 8 of these bright little beauties!

Enter below! Giveaway closes at 12am on 1st June! Best of luck everyone :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, 24 May 2013


We are so lucky to live so close to The Eden Project. At the weekend we spent a very happy day there exploring the biomes and discovering amazing plants and flowers. 

We visit regularly, as the Eden Project offers a fantastic deal for locals, so that you pay a really reasonable fee and get to go as many times as you like for the year. We love it as there is so much for the children to do, lots of running about, star shaped sandpits in teepees, not to mention the biomes, they even got to grind (roll) oats into porridge oats this time. Much fun was had pumping water in The Core, as well as running around The Seed, which is a stunning 70-tonne granite sculpture (of a seed!) in the heart of the core. The Eden Bakery is one of the children's favourite parts of our Eden visits, the food is delicious and the cakes and scones are HUGE!

It was bring your dog to Eden day on Saturday and Edie (who adores dogs), was super excited to see the pooches wandering around, the highlight of the day for her was watching a demonstration with a policeman and his dog, who was also called Edie!

There is a park and ride bus that takes you back from the Eden project to the car park, which for little ones is a little tough on their tiny legs after a long day of charging around, so we took the bus. Charlie thought it was amazing. When I put him to bed and asked him what his favourite part of the day was, he said "going on the bus!".  Simple pleasures.

Happy days x

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Nature in the home...

I stumbled upon this gorgeous idea from Little Green Shed via the lovely Charmaine from Littlenestbox. Its such a lovely idea, and I'm so excited to join in!  We're always popping a few garden blooms in jugs and jam jars around the house.

These little beauties were found in the field next to the children's nursery, they are a delight in our bedroom :)

Happy days!