Thursday, 31 July 2014

Hand Print Art

the finished product
This idea I must say was not mine but my sister in laws and it was a good one. Our UK holiday was so planned that all of my hubbies family would be in the same place, at the same time. This is not an easy feast as one part lives in Australia, the other in the USA and the rest back in the UK. But it was great to see everyone and all the cousins met each other for the first time. It was loud and busy and gorgeous!

So back to this idea inspired by the sis in law. Well since all the cousins were together at the same time, we decided to mark the occasion with hand print art. We did three, so that the three siblings all took one home to their parts of the world, and we wrote the name and ages of the kids. It was a great idea and I will treasure mine forever.

It is such an easy thing to do, but it looks good and is a great way to remember how small they all once were when they are all big and scary teenagers!

Let me know what you guys think?   and if anyone wants to know how its made just let me know and I can write it up for you!

work in progress

Monday, 28 July 2014

Our Holiday in the UK 2014

In the last week I have been walking around in a blur of sleep deprivation, reminiscent of the first few weeks of Lucy's life. And its all to do with the massive dose of jet lag that my gorgeous one year old is going through. There is no way I can explain to anyone what its like to go on a 30 hour plane journey with a toddler AND in economy. Unless you have experienced it, you will never be able to picture it, but lets just say it will be a LONG time before I do it again, it will be after a time when the memory of the experience fades drastically.

Now I have to put up with jet lag. The complete time change is bad enough on an adult that understands what is happening but a toddler who was so ingrained in her routine, well lets just say she's looking for breakfast at 2am and is not happy when I don't give it to her!

But its not all bad; we had a great holiday visiting our family and friends in the sunshine. Hubby and I went away to Edinburgh for 3 days on a mini break without Lucy and I must say I loved the city. It was so warm I actually got burned (I Know, hard to believe!) and just wandering through the streets you felt like you could step back in time. We saw the castle, did a ghost tour and of course the dungeon tour for a laugh. 

We had a great holiday and made great memories that will last us a life time. Now back to our 'reality' and everyday life, already panning our next holiday.

Here a few photos from the holiday. 

celebrating her 1st birthday in the UK

Happy birthday Owl cake

Milford on Sea


trying to spot a monkey

chasing wild horses

beach huts on the beach