Alexander-YSP-Honest MumIsn’t March (bizarrely) turning out to be gloriously gorgeous in the UK? My little family’s certainly relishing in this window of unexpected sunshine, fully enjoying a more outdoorsy way of life after being cooped up for what feels like forever this winter, set free to roam around once more with a renewed spring (and a jump) in our step. Yay!

Life sure is wonderful right now as the sun beams down (please stay away pesky April showers) and keep us warm and happy through to summer.

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Taking full advantage of these pretty rays, last weekend, we made our way back to our happy place: The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, picnic in hand, to take in new exhibits and simply BE in the sunshine surrounded by true beauty: art, nature, family. Bliss.

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We played pooh sticks and scoffed on the river banks, feeding over zealous geese and snappy ducks, our only dip indoors was a venture into (former Goldsmiths, University of London alumnus-I myself gained my BA, MA and then lectured at the Uni) Roger Hiorn’s exhibit Seizure, an enchanting installation, a haven of crystallised blue copper sulphate created within a flat and transported to the grounds, utterly captivating us all.

Seizure by Roger Hiorns

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Many other Goldsmith’s alumni have sculptures and installations in the park including Julian Opie, Anthony Gormley among others. I’m so proud of my former University (apt too as we attended so close to the Oscars night with another former student Steve McQueen’s sweep). I need to raise my game huh! This blog counts right?!

….Now back outdoors, I love that my husband Peter has captured the sheer joy of our children on that day through his intimate lens and exquisite eye. It is these memories I will treasure always.

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Alexander in all his curly glory, adored practicing his already impressive ball skills from catching high flying balls to football with his brother, Oliver.

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And a spot of plane spotting for good measure!

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Ah what a joyful, happy-making day in the sun it was too.

What have you been up to in this mini heat-wave?

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42 Responses

  1. Galina V

    Let’s hope April will be warmer than March, so that you can have more sunny days with picnics and walks in the park
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  2. Erica Price

    I’d be interested in seeing that copper sulphate installation – looks really different. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is on my list of places to visit next time I’m in the county.
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  3. Alison

    That blue copper sulphate sculpture is fascinating. Looks like a fabulous place to visit. Great photos
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  4. Sian

    What beautiful curly locks your littlest has! Pooh sticks and spotting planes in the sky sounds similar to my weekend. Beautiful photos. Here’s hoping that the sunshine comes back out to play!
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  5. Katie @mummydaddyme

    What absolutely beautiful photos- your youngest’s hair is absolutely gorgeous. It looks like a great day out, we visited the sculpture park quite a few times when we lived in Leeds. Thanks for linking up with The Ordinary Moments. x
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  6. Mary @over40andamumtoone

    What stunning photographs, looks like it was a great trip #whatsthestory
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  7. Coombe Mill - Fiona

    What gorgeous photos of your boys enjoying the Spring sunshine and having so much fun. Picnics and quality family time together – what more could you want?! Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.
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  8. Charly Dove

    Wonderful wonderful photos from Peter – you could get lost in those eyes of Alexanders! Oliver is adorable though too obv! It’s been amazing to see these gloriously sunny days, was weird POD being out in a dress yesterday rather than wellies! Fabulous post, thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory
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    • honestmum

      @Charly thanks so much, too kind. Yes spring/summer wardrobes are tentatively coming out now! Yay! So lovely to link up again, thanks for having me!

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  9. Sharmin

    Wow, such beautiful pictures capturing the equally beautiful kiddo’s. Sounds like you had the perfect day. We had a glorious sunshine-filled weekend over here as well, where has the sun gone now!? x
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    • Honest Mum

      Thanks Shar, I know, spoiled with sun and now it’s gone x
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  10. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)

    Ah Vicki, you’ve got some gorgeous pictures of your boys there! Really beautiful shots 🙂 I’m so loving how glorious March has been so far and hop eit’s a good omen for the rest of the year 🙂 xx #whatsthestory
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    • Honest Mum

      @Caroline thanks so much, it really is a joy to all be outside enjoying the sun (and in March too) x
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  11. Sarah (@tamingtwins)

    Oh Vicki, your photos are breath-taking as always! Beautiful beautiful boys. Lovely photos to look at on a rainy day 🙂
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  12. Abby Boid

    I was a kid the last time we went to the sculpture park. It is amazing there and you have inspired me to arrange a trip there next time I am north.
    We are just enjoying dry school runs and being busy doing nothing with back doors wide open and cups of tea (and glasses of wine) consumed while bathed in hazy sunshine – it is the little things.
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    • honestmum

      Oh what bliss Abby, the sun makes everything wonderful x
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    • honestmum

      Thanks lovely, aw still my baby-growing up too fast x
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  13. Carin

    Gorgeous photos! It certainly looks like you had a fabulous weekend outing!
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  14. TheBoyandMe

    I love Alexander’s beautiful intense eyes, he really looks right down the camera lens doesn’t he? I bet Oliver is a brilliant big brother to him. We managed to sneak out to the park yesterday as well, such fun running around in the sunshine.
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    • honestmum

      @Theboyandme thanks for your lovely comment, he really does love the camera and you’re right, he looks right down the lens and then wants to see the pictures straight after. Oliver has his moments but still a lot of envy going on…getting there x
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  15. Mama Owl

    What lovely photos, such vibrant colours. Looks like lots of fun
    #countrykids
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    • honestmum

      @Mama Owl thanks so much, my husband’s photography is beautiful!
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