We are just back from a week away to our happy place in the UK: the Yorkshire Coast. It was extra special this time as we flew my in-laws over from South Africa so they could holiday with us.
We spent most of the week in a stunningly picturesque house we rented by the sea in the UNESCO World Heritage site, Robin Hood’s Bay, (our breathtaking garden views are above and below) before moving on to Ravenscar to stay in luxury log cabins at the Ravens Hall Hotel (thank you City Girl Turned Suburban Mum for the fabulous recommendation). It was the perfect end to a blissful break.
So after spending time visiting the seaside towns of Whitby, Scarborough, Ravenscar and Robin Hood’s Bay, we’ve returned feeling rested, relaxed and totally rejuvanated. It’s remarkable what all that sea air and no work, computers and (suprisingly) sunshine in October can do for the soul.
Moreso, it was wonderful to spend time with Peter’s family and see them bond with the boys. It was the first time they’ve met 1 year old Alexander and the 3rd time they’ve seen Oliver, now 3 and 8 months so our time together was truly precious.
Oliver enjoying his Yorkshire ice cream by the port in Whitby.
My in-laws enjoying their grandsons.
After two wonderful weeks together, they’re now both back in Port Elizabeth and we’re counting down the days until we see them again next year. We will cherish our memories together and this post marks as a reminder of all the fun we had from collecting shells on the beach to dining out on seafood and fish caught that day.
Grandma Cathy walking uphill with Oliver in Robin Hood’s Bay.
A cuddle for Grandpa David from baby Alexander!
And finally not forgetting the fabulous Theo at the must stop Whole Hog Farm Shop and Cafe we ate and played at on the way to the coast. What a dude!
Have you been away or about to go, this half term?
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Photographs ©Peter Broadbent.