Wednesday, 27 August 2014

In the heather

Two weeks ago, the girls and i went to norfolk with some family for a holiday. My favourite place in the world is Holkham beach and my mum suggested that we have a day trip back there to take the girls, so yesterday, we did a road trip back to the beach but on the way, we went back to the heather field that i found a few weeks back. It had stopped raining and the clouds were clearing and the sun was starting to shine through. We walked to the heather through the woods and the girls started walking through and saying they were on an adventure. I followed them around and took photographs and then the ponies all came over. We were amazed and the girls were so excited. We made sure that they were still and quiet whilst the ponies came straight up to us and the girls got to stroke their noses.

On the way back to the car, we all picked blackberries. I haven't seen blackberries that big ever! The girls loved them and tried to pick the biggest ones they could. I was so happy being there. As soon as i saw the heather field in the distance, i was so excited to get back to it. Holkham beach and they heather field are very much my happy places! And i think they are the girls too!

Friday, 22 August 2014

Friday, i'm in love

I have mentioned Love Mae many times on my blog over the years and they have just added a brand new forest animal dinner set to the website! It is the sweetest dinner set ever and i am sure the girls are going to just have to have one!

Another of my favourite websites, Belle and Boo, have just released some new mugs and i LOVE this new "together" mug. I hope to be able to get one and it will be my hot chocolate mug to sit in front of the fire on cold winter evenings.

When i was in London two weeks back, i found some lovely watches and have been looking online at getting one. I really love simple traditional ones like this one from watches2u and i have just found the most amazing fairytale watch from Market cross jewellers.

The most perfect little coat for little girls. I just love the peterpan collar and the bow on the back!

Next week, i am heading out with my sister to ger her little girl and Elle their school shoes! I have been looking around at designs and i just love the traditional t bar buckle shoes and finding it hard to find some in black. I love these brown ones from Startrite and just hope i can find similar in black!

We are going to the apple orchard on monday and we are hoping to make these amazing apple pie pops!! It will be such a great recipe for the girls to try and i cannot wait to try them.

Each year, i have an advent calender for the girls where i add little notes for them to tell them what fun things we will do that day. I bought one from the shop when Elle was two and told myself that the next year i would make my own one. It never happened but now i have started gathering ideas together to start making the girls their own adventure advent calender! I am giving myself plenty of time and i cannot wait to get started!!!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Artful blogging feature

I am so very excited to share my Artful Blogging feature which came out at the beginning of August. Many many months ago, i had an email from the magazine asking to feature my photographs of the girls and asking me to write an article. I wrote the article based around how i am bringing up the girls and how having my blog and inspiring sites and aps such as pinterest and instagram have really helped inspire me to be the best mother i can. I put my heart and soul into the article and i am so very proud of it. I am just honoured to have been asked and excited for others to see and read my words. Oh, and to have my name on the front page of a published magazine is pretty much a dream come true!!!

Monday, 18 August 2014

Norfolk part one

(All iphone pictures)

Last week, the girls and i went to Norfolk with my aunty, uncle and cousin. We stayed at Wells next the sea in a lovely house by the harbour. Norfolk is such a beautiful place. It is full of golden and wild flower fields. I found so many wonderful places to take photographs and there were many meadows and farmers fields that we just couldn't get into that i wish we could have. I wanted to share some on my iphone snaps with you all as i still have so many digital images to look through! The girls had a great time. We went to Dinosaur world, the arcades, the beach, pensthorpe wildlife gardens and on little adventures for photographs. On Friday, we went to the wildlife reserve and gardens and i spied some heather fields in the distance that i was desperate to get to. I resounded myself to the fact that i wouldn't find any and then on the way home, i saw a purple field in the distance and took a little detour to try and find it. I managed to find it and came across the most wonderful nature reserve with a heather field that ponies roamed around. We were in heaven and i didn't want to leave! I am seriously thinking about driving the two hours next week to go back for a photoshoot of the girls in the meadow.

My favourite day is when the girls and i went on a little trip to my favourite beach, Holkham, which was the next beach around along the pine trees. It was one of those mornings where you just feel such peace and happiness. The girls explored the pine woods first and found a teepee that they played in. It was high tide, so as we got down onto the sand, the water was so close and formed channels and streams up to the main beach. I love Holkham beach because it is covered in sea lavender and the girls loved paddling amongst it and finding "sea treasure". We went walked back through the woods and picked some blackberries on the other side. The weather wasn't that great last week. It was extremely windy and we had spots of rain most days, but when the sun did shine, it was warm and lovely and we got out and just had a wonderful adventure. It is great to be with my husband now though. He couldn't come due to work but he has this week off to spend time with us and we have lovely days planned! I am excited to look at the rest of my digital images and share them with you during the week.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Siblings {August}

This is the story about two little fairy girls. One with long red curls and one with long honey ringlets. One's favourite colour was pink whilst the others favourite colour was purple. Elle was five and Mia was three. They loved each other more than anything else in the world...

..I just cannot wait to see how this story develops. How they impact on the others lives and they this amazing little friendship will grow.

"Siblings" is a monthly link up where myself and 9 other bloggers all share a photo of their children and then we each send you off to look at another blog. You can then go around in a circle, viewing all of the wonderful photographs and then why not link up yourself if you have two  children or more! This month, i am sending you over to Hayley at Shutterflies, another of my favourite blogs! She takes the most wonderful, enchanting photographs and you will just love her blog!! 

dear beautiful

Friday, 8 August 2014

Friday, i'm in love

I went to London this week with my best friend and fell in love with a shop in Camden town called Lily J. I found some lovely lace dresses, although the fits were a little different. I did get some wonderful flower crowns in Spitalfields that i love.

I am very much in love with this dress! I always sway towards lace dresses but this one is just the most perfect one of them all!

My husband turns 30 in November. It looks like he is going to be away working for this birthday this year but i have been looking at things we can do. I love the idea of these Comedy Carnival nights. I cannot wait to tease him after his birthday at how he is 30 and i am still in my 20's ;)

This is the sweetest bag to keep my knitting in. When ever autumn starts to set in, i start to knit. It just makes me feel cozy. I am strange. I don't really like to have stews and soups and bake too much in the summer as i like it to be a autum/winter tradition for me. Does anyone else feel like that? It is the same with porridge. I love it on cold mornings!

I just love this little woodland animal baby mobile!!

My husbands wedding ring was stolen two years ago. Our house was burgled during the night and he had left his ring on the kitchen side after bleaching the floors. We were both gutted and he hasn't had a wedding ring since. I would love to get him another one and get it blessed by the vicar who married us. We are hoping to renew our wedding vows in the next few years and it would be lovely if he had a ring for then. I love this band from Chisholm Hunter. It matches my ring perfectly. My engagement, wedding and eternity rings were all Gilles's grandmothers rings that i now have. They are so special to us both and it makes me really sad that he doesn't have a special ring to wear himself.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. The girls and i are off to the Norfolk coast with my Aunty and Uncle tomorrow. We are so excited although i wish my husband could come but i hope we can still have some nice days away with him the week after, as he gets some time off from work :)