YorkFor those who don’t know, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! because I’ve started vlogging daily-today’s is day 7-and I’m loving it!

In fact we all are. I simply shoot short snippets of our day be it my blogging life, cooking or fun with the kids and share them, usually the following morning over on my YouTube Channel. It’s helped me feel more confident in front of the camera and it’s so fun to reflect back on our daily adventures.

Day #7

Xander makes me play him the videos every night before bed. It’s so cute.

Here you can see just that, a YouTube video within a YouTube video!

So back to the weekend- you can watch what we got up to on Saturday above, and Sunday below from a wonderful day in York at the National Rail Museum and the V&A’s Vivien Leigh Exhibition Public Faces, Private Lives at the National Trust’s Treasurers House to lovely Liverpool on Sunday for crafty fun and time with friends.

Excitingly, I got to meet my beautiful nephew (I can’t believe I’m an Auntie now) on Saturday too (my absolute highlight).

Zachary was born at 31, nearly 32 weeks but is doing so well, he was off breathing support after one day and is growing rapidly. I am so proud of my brother and his fiancée Lucy and of course our darling Zachy.

Here are some photos from the weekend –

In the stunning walled garden at the National Trust’s Treasurer’s House-

Dress c/o Baukjen, leggings, New Look, Barbour Chelsea boots c/o Shoetique, hat, River Island, oversized boyfriend coat Zara and jacket underneath c/o Planet.


Xander loves the camera! Not sure who he gets that from?!

I adore these Barbour boots, they really toughen up a more feminine outfit and the weathered brown vibe makes me feel a little bit fierce!


Enjoying leaf-kicking in the breathtaking Dean Park by the York Minster-

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As is Mama.

Do check out the Vivien Leigh exhibition and offers an intimate look at Britain’s first international star. I was surprised and saddened to discover she left her young daughter when she fell for Sir Laurence Olivier, both married at the time and he with children too.

The collection includes memorabilia from Vivien’s life at home, her glamorous public image and includes film scripts, breathtaking costumes and letters from Sir Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and a young Judi Dench.

The 3D moving photographs was the highlight for me, it felt like being in the company of Vivien Leigh and her loves-truly unmissable.

It’s on until the 20th of December 2015.

…Hot footing it to Liverpool the next day it was all about the t-shirt making and face painting at the Vertbaudet Crafty Kids Event.

Awesome to bump into the always hilarious Emma from Brummy Mummy of 2 and her gorgeous family-her daughter Erin and my son, Oliver hit it off immediately (with Oliver telling me, ‘Erin is a lovely girl, Mummy’-and Em and I are already planning their Big Fat Greek Wedding!

The two photos below, by Emma.

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The event was awesome, the kid played for hours, Oliver designed a t-shirt he’s in fact proudly wearing today and the face painting made them feel like mini superheroes!



Oliver naturally wearing gifted Vertbaudet for the event.

painting vertbaudet pens t-shirt child paint painting paints

Alexander kept asking me to photograph then show him pictures of himself!

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Oliver was the newly invented Snake Boy!

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..After all that painterly fun, it was then time to meet up with a doctor friend of mine Adam and his lovely girlfriend Maggie. It blows my mind that registrar Adam operates on people’s eyes-I mean wow- plus he’s the sweetest, most intelligent guy you could hope to meet. Maggie is an absolute delight too-so sweet and beautiful, we all got on like a house on fire and we loved roaming the city together.


And, as with all good endings to the day, it wasn’t long before we were sipping decaf cappuccinos and feasting on Italian desserts at Carluccio’s city centre branch.

I actually had the pleasure of eating with the truly charismatic Antonio Carluccio just the other week so made good use of the VIP card he kindly gave me.

It was all delicious-the delicate vanilla ice cream and exquisite lemon tart certainly got our seal of approval and we all left energised and fuelled for the drive back to Leeds!

I must say, it’s a little bit (bananas) but rather fabulous being a blogger.


I’m still tired as I type, but it was absolutely worth it!

I hope you had a fun weekend too, I’d love to read about your’s in the comments.

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22 Responses

  1. Everything Mummy

    Lovely photos sounds like you’ve had a busy few days in loving your blogs by the way, making me want to get back into going more.. maybe when the kids go back to school! xx
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  2. Silly Mummy

    Glad you’re enjoying vlogging. Sounds like some fun trips too. I’ve never been to Liverpool, but York is one of my favourite places. Such good news that your nephew is doing well. I’m due to become an auntie for first time any time now! #brilliantblogposts
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  3. Sarah

    Cannot believe how much you pack into your life – you don’t stop! love the snake face-painting, looks a great weekend!
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  4. El

    Congratulations on your vlog! You are amazing! How do you find the time? Loved your photos but my favourite has to be Batman! Too cute! But your kids must be very co-operartive. Mine shrieks at the sight of the camera and RUNS LOL. Thanks for hosting #brilliantblogposts! Look forward to your vlogs and posts!
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    • Honest Mum

      Hahah mine are definitely blogger’s kids and they love the camera. I was the same at their age. Alexander cries if we turn the camera off him! The vlogs are so quick and easy and we love making them. Thanks for your comment lovely x

  5. Angela at Daysinbed

    Well I enjoyed watching your vlogs. They were interesting and it makes me want to get out and about more! I need more patience! My health will improve! Also loved the batman facepainting!

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  6. Sarah Bacchus

    What a truly amazing weekend, you look like you had an amazing time and captured it beautifully (as usual) in your wonderful photographs. I love the fact that Alexander is clearly a bloggers child, he’s your little apprentice already it seems xx

  7. Adam Alexander

    Vicki it was so lovely to see you, Peter and hang out with the beautiful kids. What a lovely post and such a pleasure to read!! It was a day to remember for all of us! I hope more to come, see you very soon 🙂 xx

  8. brummymummyof2

    FAB TO SEE YOU! And it would be a big fat greek irish roman catholic wedding…IMAGINE THE MADNESS!!!! xxx
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  9. Lins @Boo & Maddie

    What a fab and fun-filled weekend, I think you’re similar to me with the mantra that we only have one shot at this life as we know it so you may as well pack it all in! Good for you x
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