Last weekend was one relaxing affair, we stayed at my folks’ house, the home I grew up in on Saturday night so Peter and I could enjoy a rare date night out, and all woke up to buttery warm bagels and the best babysitters in town. Bliss.

Oliver looking pensive, below at breakfast- ‘1 bagel or 2?’

beautiful child's portrait

As always, Peter captured some stunning photos during our ‘break’ at my folks, 15 minutes from where we live! Gorgeous Yorkshire in all its glory, we 6 (my Mum and Dad included) having pure, fun, chilled out family time. It’s our favourite kind of weekend.

Football, heartwarming food, sunshine on our cheeks, fresh air in our lungs, a spot of gardening for good measure and lots of soft ice cream marked the start of spring….

kid watering flowers

kid gardening

watering flowers

The kid has skillz. 2 balls at once: impressive!


kicking a ball

Sweet, my little boy against a big view…

fieldAfter lunch and a quick trip to the shops, we regrouped at Roundhay Park for fluffy soft whip with 99 flakes all round, and a ride on a choo choo train where Alexander made like a grumpy conductor and ordered everyone to ‘Be quiet please’. Embarrassing!

Roundhay Park-

Roundhay Park

Grandson taking his ‘Papu’ (Grandad) by the hand and leading him off for an adventure.

Grandad and toddler

Isn’t ice cream lovely?! Especially when it’s cold enough to eat it slowly!

ice cream

soft whip

My little frowner in the park’s playground


AlexanderAll aboard!

choo choo train

Later, back at my folks’ around magic hour, overlooking their house, we discovered an abandoned combine harvester for the night. Who knew they could be so beautiful?




combine harvester

beautiful combine harvester

view of Yorkshire

stunning view


pretty landscape

We took in the sunset. A beauty to behold.

‘Babye sun’ whispered a waving Alexander as we went back inside for bedtime stories…

dreamy landscape

What did you get up to over the weekend?

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30 Responses

  1. teacuptoria

    Isn’t your hubbie a fab photographer! You must also feel very lucky to have parents that offer to babysit who can offer such a fun time for the children and yummy breakfast for you. The best of both worlds for everyone as I’m sure they love having you to stay too. Family is pure gold. I’ve really enjoyed linking up and reading all the brilliantblogposts! Love Tor xx

    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, you are so right, we are so lucky to all be close to one another and my folks give us all so much support (and fab breakfasts) x

  2. Emma T

    I just love the combine photos against the sunset. Beautiful, and lucky timing/location. I know I’d never get in the right place at the right time on our farm.

  3. Caro | The Twinkles Momma

    Your tiny boy is looking more and more like you every-time I see pics of him!! So sweet! You look like you had a fab time! Those shots of the combine harvester are amazing โ€” absolutely beautiful light โ€” just gorgeous xx #CountryKids

    Caro |

    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, aw do you think? He is the double of my Dad and people often say my eldest looks like me but as a baby, Alexander and I look like twins! Peter takes such beautiful pics, so lucky xx

  4. Coombe Mill

    Gorgeous photos, what a beautiful area your parents live in. Yia Yia and Papu sound like they really came into their own for the weekend, I hope you enjoyed your date night as much as the boys look like they enjoyed their day. A perfect Country Kids setting.

    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, we really did and we always love staying there, feels like a mini holiday, thanks for having me on your fab linky xx

  5. mummy m's memories

    Your husbands photos always amazes me. They are gorgeous. Both the action shots of the boys, and then the calmness from the sunset shots too. Beautiful. #countrykids

  6. Eline @ Pasta & Patchwork

    What stunning pictures!!! Spring seems to have abandoned us again, even in Italy, but these photos are such a nice reminder that it really is around the corner (hopefully!). Oh and I can’t get over what a big boy Alexander is becoming. It does look like he has a ton of attitude to go with it, too ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks for joining in with the #sharethejoylinky

    • honestmum

      Hehe thanks Eline, he is such a character. Really hope it gets sunny for all of us, we head to Spain next week so fingers crossed Europe is warming up too. Thanks for your lovely comment x

  7. Ebabee

    Breathtaking pictures! Peter is so amazing with the camera. And what a place – so beautiful. Your posts really make me want to explore more of the UK rather than running abroad at every opportunity. x

    • honestmum

      Oh thanks darling, those fields overlook my parent’s house, you must come visit, such a pretty part of the world. We love getting abroad too, so much to discover but love where we live in Yorkshire x

    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, so lucky the fields are just opposite my folk’s house (park a short drive away) miss you too hun xx


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