Me and Mine 2014 {February family portrait}

March 5, 2014 at 9:05 pm 5 comments

E with trolley case 4BFebruary was a fab month for spending time together.  G and I enjoyed an afternoon cinema trip and dinner for two to celebrate my birthday (relaxed in the knowledge that E was having an excellent time with Nana and Grandad).  Then at the end of the month we went on our first family trip abroad – to Ireland to visit friends.Me and Mine Feb 2014 4B
Staying with friends is so relaxing – no agenda, no clock, just simple pleasures like breakfasting together, taking it in turns for a lie in, catching up over a cuppa.  Anything you do plan in a ”let’s go!’‘ kind of way is a bonus and we were lucky enough to have some trips out too.  Our outdoors adventure was to Donadea Forest where a scenic amble round the lake proved to be a bit heart stopping.  Our inquisitive toddlers were reluctant to believe the awesome power of their wellies were not up to the task of stamping in the giant (lake) puddle!

We had a fab time indoors too acing all good toddler stuff. Collage - Charlie's house 4B
E was such a star as a first time flyer sitting up in his own seat with so little fuss that he received a packet of biscuits from the stewardess when we left for being ”the best boy on the plane”.  On our return flight he showed the same slight apprehension he felt first time round as the plane climbed steeply on take off;  ”Mumma hold Euan, Dadda hold Euan” he said quietly as he gripped our hands into his lap.  A minute later he was asleep, a relaxed seasoned traveller now (or perhaps just comfortable in the knowledge all is well as long as Mumma and Dadda are to hand).large

We’re late with our family portrait post as E and I were both struck down with a virus and ear infections on our return from Ireland.  March has been somewhat bleurgh so far so who knows what next month’s ‘Me and Mine’ will bring …

To find out what other families taking part in Me and Mine got up to last month click here.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Merci  |  March 6, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Beautiful photos and a lovely narrative! Hope you’re feeling better? xx

  • 2. Everlovin' Dad  |  March 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Good to see you are keeping this going and now feeling a lot better.

  • 3. cariemay  |  March 7, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    They’re gorgeous photos and it looks like you had a wonderful trip!

  • 4. Capture by Lucy (@capturebylucy)  |  March 13, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Oh that case! Super cute, thank you so much for joining in #MeandMine xx

  • 5. 2014 in pictures | Nip it in the bud  |  January 1, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    […] ponder what memories we’ll create over the coming year. Jan – Dec 2014: birthday boy, visiting buddy C in Ireland, Dr Euan post virus, den fun with buddies, visiting York, cheeky cousins, first paddle in the sea […]


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