It was my Dad, George's birthday on Friday so I wanted to arrange something a little bit special for the big man this weekend, and Gorgeous Cottages were just the company to call.
It's that time of the week again folks (the hottest link party in town, right)- and as I write this latest #brilliantblogposts I'm sat on the train back from a whirlwind day in London of press shows, meetings and girly fun with my Mum. Phew!
I've recently returned from a incredibly relaxing and restorative break at the Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel in Sagres, Portugal, where I spent 5 lush days with my favourite lady, my Mum, Vasoulla.
When it comes to clothes, my boys are just like me and love their bold, colours and vivid designs. Aged 5 and 2, my sons already know what they like when it comes to clothes, and St Bert's got my mini fashionistas' approval from first sight.
I honestly don't know where to start when writing about our Beaches Resorts' Ocho Rios family holiday because it's literally blown this little family's minds.
Hey from a little bit jetlagged me after an absolute jammin' time in Jamaica (I literally never wanted to come home)-weep!
Tomorrow we will be heading off to London before we embark on a family press holiday to Jamaica with Beaches Resorts. We'll be staying at the luxury Ocho Rios resort and can't wait to discover a country we've never been to before.
The last few weeks have seen my usually pretty healthy way of eating go to pot, with lots more sugar finding its way into my diet from celebratory cakes to afternoon teas and far too much champagne (with my recent 10th wedding anniversary, my brother's engagement and baby cousin's birth)- making me feel sluggish, tired and really not my best, physically and mentally. I've less energy than usual, haven't been sleeping well and my PMT is worse than ever.
Welcome back to #Brilliantblogposts, I am literally BOWLED over by the posts linked up last week with a whopping ....-WOW! This week I'm linking up the brilliant and hilarious Dave of DADventurer's post on Tips For Surviving A Wedding With A Baby. I'm linking up with My Weekend in Pictures-Including Hanging Out With Mr Bloom. Mr Swoon didn't disappoint, ayup tiddlers, it's a good 'un of a post.
Yay for another week of #brilliantblogposts- we had a whopping 191 posts link up last week so thank you all for your continued support and love for this blog linky. This week I'm sharing a wonderful weekend retreat this family had last weekend in the Yorkshire countryside not far from where we live. We even made a little film while we were there.
There are so many milestones in your children's life. Their first step, word, date (eek I'm dreading this one and luckily have a long time to wait there-phew...). The latest 'real' milestone in the Broad...
It's that time again 'Who's the Daddy', my monthly feature where a Daddy blogger guest posts on my blog, sharing his voice and view on the world right now. I've been utterly overwhelmed by the response from the incredible Daddy blogging community both in the UK and abroad, along with my readers of course- since launching this series last month; it's a real privilege to share my blog with such a diverse and talented pool of bloggers writing about parenting and beyond, from their perspective. This week Papa Tont, Tony Pitt, is sharing this thoughts on Valentine's Day.
Loving Brummy Mummy of 2's linky Wicked Wednesdays, a linky that showcases your out take family pictures so we can all have a laugh (and they are hilarious)...so this week I'm sharing this one-that Marlon Brando-esque unimpressed look by my youngest son Alexander, 2.
I'm back from a fabulously relaxing holiday in Greece (and digi detox) so it's great to have #brilliantblogposts up and running again and blog life back in full swing! I've linked Our Holiday in Halkidiki post up to this week's post. I'm also adding my post which includes My First Beauty Vlog for those who've already read my holiday post. Hope you enjoy them!
A fish platter.
So life gets busy, kids keep us up at night and the never ending juggle that is life and motherhood can really get on top of us all right. Well it's time to chill. Just ook at the sea above taken in Portugal last year (is it working yet?).
Tomorrow morning we'll be flying off to Portugal for two whole weeks in the sun and I can't wait. It will be 14 days of pure uninterrupted family time which means no work, social media or blogging for me so I can take a proper break.
No internet connection or phone signal nor desire to use them: check. Breathtaking views from your rented 300 year old cottage overlooking Llangollen's riverside, castle remains and rolling hills: check. Argh Wales, I think I love you.