Living Arrows {13/11/17}

Living Arrows {13/11/17}

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Kahlil Gibran. 

Wow! Monday sure does come around quickly! How are we almost in the middle of November already! However Christmas shopping has started and preparations has begun for the most wonderful time of the year and we are so so very excited.

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Living Arrows {06/11/17}

Living Arrows {06/11/17}

” You are the bows in which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Kalil Gibran. 

We are back linking with lovely Donna from What the Redhead said for Living arrows, a wonderful  linkie created to celebrate childhood. I love to join in and share our captures of Freya’s childhood and also reading posts and discovering other bloggers who have taken part. From now i’m going to endeavour to join In every week and make Living Arrows a regular part of my blogging routine.

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Cornwall {October 2017} Day 6 & 7

Cornwall {October 2017} Day 6 & 7

Thursday 19th October – Day 6 of our autumnal trip to one of our most favourite places, beautiful Cornwall. Todays forecast… a complete washout, but I think we have been rather lucky in that it’s the only really rather wet day and the majority of the week has been quite warm and pleasant meaning we have been able to enjoy getting out and about with the little ones.

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Cornwall October 2017 {Day 5} Charlestown

Cornwall October 2017 {Day 5} Charlestown

Wednesday the 18th of October 2017 and Day 5 of our autumnal Cornish getaway. Apart from the heavy winds on Monday due to storm Ophelia the weather here, so far, has been a lot better and much warmer than we expected. Today is probably the chilliest it’s been so far this week but still it wasn’t unpleasant.

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Cornwall {October 2017 Day 1 & 2} Arrival, Fun at the Beach and Dancing

Cornwall {October 2017 Day 1 & 2} Arrival, Fun at the Beach and Dancing

We’re on Holiday!!! Well at the time this post was started we were – however I’m actually scheduling this for when we get back! Myself and Luke planned on having a much needed relaxed week away just enjoying the company and our time together. We had no specific plans however I’m still going to document our time here in a few blog posts. I really enjoy capturing these special times, I haven’t taken as many photos as I usually would – I wanted to take a little break from being behind the camera and enjoy the moments – but of course I had to take a few! it’s fantastic to look back on in months and years to come, sort of a online scrapbook which I suppose is a little of what my blog is all about.

If you do follow me you’ll already know that we absolutely love Cornwall! We aim to visit at least once a year staying at White Acres Holiday Park. Lately I’ve been struggling a little more with my anxiety and was most definitely excited for a week away to hopefully relax, have fun and just enjoy time with family.

The Friday before our departure was rather stressful, admittedly I’m not the most organised when it comes to holiday prep but it was made a whole lot worse after little lady bumped her head. Unfortunately she caught the coffee table as she fell and a trip to minor injuries was needed to check her over, she was absolutely fine and so so brave – I on the other hand was overwhelmed with mummy guilt and burst into tears in front of the nurse, she was lovely though and very reassuring. After some magic glue Little one was up and bouncing around like usual, full of beans and I’m just so very thankful she’s ok.



Saturday 14th of October 2017 we made our way to the north side of beautiful Cornwall to begin our holiday. The journey was smooth and we made good time arriving early afternoon. When we arrived at White Acres we met up with Luke’s Parents, his brother Ryan, Tamara, Ryan’s lovely girlfriend (and my favourite blogger) 😉 and of course the very beautiful Shaniah, Tamara’s daughter. It’s so nice to be spending time with them all. White Acres is a favourite of ours. It has the lakes for the fishermen, set in rolling countryside and it’s nicely located just minutes from Newquay town.


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The lake views and surroundings are absolutely gorgeous at White Acres. The above photo was actually taken on our visit in August of this year but it’s just as beautiful in October.


Freya was so very excited and for days prior had been asking about our holiday, the beach, bus rides  and seeing her friend. It is the cutest thing seeing the bond between them. After the football we had a lovely chilled out afternoon/evening critiquing Xfactor and scoffing a Chinese tea together, not long after that a very tired little monkey was fast asleep and we all spent the evening catching up nice and cosy in the lodge.



Sunday 15th October 2017. Our first full day in beautiful Cornwall was really very lovely, and just what I was looking forward to. So far October has been quite warm and with sunny spells forecast we all decided to take a trip to Newquay and let the little ones have some time on the beach. Freya has been so excited to get on the sand and so with welly boots and rain suit (just in case) equipped we made the short trip to Newquay town. Actually little ones rainsuit, which is from Frugi, is fab for the beach at this time of year – keeping little one warm, dry and clean!

I love the Cornish views, I find it such a calming atmosphere and it’s most definitely one of our favourite places to holiday. Cornwall has stunning beaches and little one absolutely loves taking along her bucket and spade, digging in the sand, splashing around and exploring. Luke’s admittedly not a lover of the beach and neither of us how sand seems to end up everywhere and it sometimes makes me a little bit nervous when she’s picking things up off the beach (especially when it resembles something that may have popped out of a seagulls bottom – hand sanitiser was my favourite product that day!) but we both agree it’s so wonderful to see Freya having such a laugh and so much fun and actually at this time of the year with us all being more covered up we only really had to clean off little hands! Both girls had lots of fun playing on the sand down at the harbour side and that really is what it’s all about.

That evening both Freya and Shaniah had a blast playing and dancing around up at the kids show with none other than Sid the seagull and Lizzie the lizard making an appearance (the holiday parks mascots) They loved it and both came away with prizes. Freya was very keen to get up and get dancing and did not hold back at all! Both girls showed off some impressive wriggles and dived straight into all the toys/activities. one of Freya’s prizes was for her effort at musical bumps – it took her a while to grasp what she had to do, telling us NO! When we told her to sit down haha! but when she did pick it up she was rather good and it was super cute when one of the hosts chose her as the winner and gave her a prize, Freya informed the lady that she just wanted to dance which made us all chuckle.

Luke and I was blown away by how confident Freya was up there, she made us laugh so much and oh my I am so very proud of the young lady our baby girl is growing into. She didn’t want to leave the dance floor! I think we have a little party animal on our hands.

Thank you so much for reading.

 

 

Next Autumn/Winter 2017 Favourites (For Mummy)

Next Autumn/Winter 2017 Favourites (For Mummy)

I love autumn/winter, the fresh, crisp mornings and walks in the countryside, the beauty of the changing colours of the leaves, the cosy evenings with warming meals, hot chocolates with all the extras, good TV and of course the run up to Christmas.

Another thing I adore is the autumn/winter fashion and not only because it’s easier to hide the mum tum, there’s just something so comforting about being layered in a chunky, Cosy knit, the scarves, jackets and boots and such gorgeous colours making an appearance.

We favour Next for Freya’s clothes, in fact we have done since she was born, we swore by their hard wearing, cosy sleep suits and adorable little outfits when little one was a teeny tiny baba and still can always find such a great variety of good quality clothing which washes well and lasts now we are in the toddler years.

Now I’ve started to look into the women’s and men’s wear a lot more and I have to say I’m loving it! Since becoming a mummy and now I feel like a proper grown up – most of the time – my style has definitely changed and I’m absolutely  favouring the more practical, comfy yet fashionable choice of clothing and Next has really got it spot on with this seasons autumn/winter range.

I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite pieces and so have put together my autumn/winter Next wish/Birthday list. So without further ado…

Grey Coatigan – £38

coatigan

How gorgeous is this coatigan! I love the longline style and it would work with both a casual and smart/dressed up look. great for the transitional weather and if you’re like me and get too hot in a thick coat or if a cardigan just isn’t quite enough.

Navy Long Sleeve Top – £7

165-270sAn absolute steal at £7 and comes In a variety of colours, I tend to favour navy but would probably pick this up in a couple of colours, throw on with some jeans, boots and a scarf and away you go, great for layering.

Grey Knitted Scarf – £20

185-107s2Talking of scarves! I do love a scarf which is why there are three included in this post –  I simply could not choose which not to include! This grey knitted one looks super soft and cosy.

Navy/Pink Check Scarf

698-068sI love the combination of the navy and pink.

Pink/Camel Double Face Scarf 

Scarf 2The colours work so well together and this could really jazz up a look really quickly and easily.

Burgundy Suedette Biker Jacket

Suedette Biker Jacket £52I was drawn by the gorgeous burgundy colouring of this biker jacket, perfect autumn and winter shade and very cool! I’m not sure I’m cool enough to pull this off but I definitely want to try it!

Ochre Chunky Knit Cardigan – £35

chunky cardigan

These Chunky knits looks ideal for snuggling up on those chilly evenings, I love the Ochre colour and think this would look very cool with a white tee, mid blue jeans and boots. Love!

Mid Blue Pearl Skinny Jeans – £42

972-478s2Maybe these mid blue jeans? gorgeous colour, style and embellishment. I do love Next jeans, I have some which I brought such a long time ago and they wear so well. Love the pearl detailing on these beauties.

Scatter Pear Sweater – £35 

166-786s2I love the roll neck design, floaty sleeves and pearl detailing on this cosy little number.

Berry Embellished Saddle Bag – £26

bagThe berry tone of this saddle bag is so lovely and the embellishments make it so much fun! Great addition to finish off an autumnal look.

Neutral Fox Print Cosy Pyjama’s

 

 

I purchased these beauties last week and absolutely love them! the print is adorable and they feel so super soft and cosy, I’m definitely now converted to Next pyjama’s.

 

Grey Monster Ankle Socks – £10

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Tan Slouch Boots – £65

tan slouch boots

One thing I do love about the colder weather is being able to get my boots back out! I’m currently looking for some new tan boots and these are beautiful!

So there we have it, my top picks from Next for autumn/winter. I honestly could have added so much more as there is so much I’m loving from Next at the moment however I’m aware that this post is getting quite lengthy so I’ll leave it there.

I kindly borrowed the product images from www.next.co.uk but as always all opinions are honest and my own.

 

Thanks for reading.