Robin Hood's Bay

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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.

YorkshireRobin Hood’s Bay.

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Oliver enjoying his Yorkshire ice cream by the port in Whitby.


Whitby and ScarboroughScarborough for the day.



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 and Grandson

Grandma Cathy walking uphill with Oliver in Robin Hood’s Bay.

Grandad David and Alexander

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?

Theo the Pumpkin Man

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Photographs ©Peter Broadbent.


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36 Responses

  1. Galina V

    Precious family reunion! Both our families live abroad, and we always treasure our times together. Most wonderful photos!

  2. Alison

    Looks like a glorious weekend. Its great when the kids get to be with their grandparents. I am loving the pumpkin person. Thanks for linking up to #outandabout
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  3. Mummy Morkus

    It sounds and looks like a fabulous holiday. It must be hard hard having family so far away I know with my Oz relatives we make the most of the times they are over. I have never been to Yorkshire but will certainly have to put it on our UK visit list.


  4. olivia kirby

    Yorkshire is our UK holiday destination : Filey normally, it’s all so beautiful, friendly and cheap!!!

  5. The Reading Residence

    So many lovely photos! It looks like you had a fab holiday. We’ve yet to visit the Yorkshire coast, but I’m determined to get their one day as it does look so beautiful #CelebrateAutumn

  6. Katie

    Looks amazing and like you were very lucky with the weather 🙂 Glad you had such a wonderful holidays with the in laws, it must have been a very special time x

  7. Alison

    Gorgeous photos, looks like you had a fab time. I haven’t been there for ages, must make the effort to go again

  8. sarahhillwheeler

    Some lovely pictures and memories. Agree with you totally about the benefits of family time, sea air and a break from the PC! And it’s also great to know that J Boy wasn’t the only child you doesn’t think it’s too late for ice cream….he has been trawling the ice cream outlets of Exmoor this week!

  9. Only Best For Baby

    What gorgeous photos of your holiday in Yorkshire, such a beautiful location. And how lovely to share it with your in-laws. It would be lovely if you would like to link up with Celebrate Autumn x

  10. Charly Dove

    Wow!!! It looks like you had the best time in the Yorkshire coast – what amazing photographs, just wonderful. Such a fabulous post, so sunny and lovely 🙂

  11. Vonnie

    Your boys are GORGEOUS! It sounds like you had the perfect break, it must have been lovely to see your in-laws too. Thanks for sharing with us 🙂


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