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Friendships And A Weekend Away.

on Tuesday, 10 September 2013.

I like to think I am a good friend.

I am still friends with two of my oldest school friends, although our lives have taken very different paths over recent years, with continents, babies and other factors separating us.  I am still good friends with my closest university friends too, but again with them living in London and being child free, it means that I don't see them as often as I would like.

Then there are the friends I have picked up along the way.  Friends I have met through nights out, old friends that are now just facebook friends, friends made through work, through having my girls, and through my husband.  

I have friends that I see every week while Mr E is working, friends who I only see once a year but I know I could call on in a second, and friends who we see as a couple or a family.

When I started my blog I didn't ever dream that I would make friends through blogging and social media.  I have a couple of friends who have met partners through dating websites, but friends?  It didn't really enter my mind.  But I have.  I count many of my twitter friends as 'real friends'- friends I speak to most days, meet up with a couple of times a year, whether at conferences, events or just general meet ups.  I speak to these friends more than my oldest ones.

Then there's Lucy.  Through blogging I have met someone who has become one of my closest friends.  And better still, our families have become close friends too.  We are so similar and our families seem to just gel together so well. 

This past weekend we went to Center Parcs.  We had a fab time.  I was so worried that it would be tricky with sleeping, mainly because our toddlers were sharing a room together, but they all did us proud.

They were little angels, albeit hyper ones, and the babies were perfectly behaved too.  We spent the days swimming, walking and playing.  In fact, I hardly took any photos because we were just too busy. 

But most of all we made memories.

Here's to next year!

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Finding Gruffalo nuts.

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Morning PJ playtime!

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Wobbly bits on show.

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Comments (44)

  • Carolin

    Carolin

    10 September 2013 at 14:24 |
    Gorgeous photos and it's so beautiful to see that blogging has brought two families so close together. Looks like you all had a great time together and that there might have been a little holiday romance going on ;)
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 14:49 |
      Haha there is definitely love in the air. x
  • Jade Pirard

    Jade Pirard

    10 September 2013 at 14:31 |
    Gorgeous pictures! Looks like you had a fantastic time! We adore Center Parcs :) Well done you for sneaking photo's in the pool, I normally get treated like a criminal if I so much as get my phone out! :) xx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 14:57 |
      haha I got a couple of funny looks! ;0) x
  • lucy at dear beautiful

    lucy at dear beautiful

    10 September 2013 at 14:38 |
    Awwww, I love so many of these photos. LL in the pool for one, our little love birds for another. And you forgotten to mention in the one of the eight of us, that not only are our wobbly bits on show, but we are also make-up-less!!!
    And don't even get me started on the words.... I genuinely feel so lucky to have found what we have through blogging.
    As for next year......? DEFINITELY!!!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 14:58 |
      I think it definitely needs to be a yearly thing. We had such a great time .x
  • My Two Mums

    My Two Mums

    10 September 2013 at 14:39 |
    Gorgeous Photos. It's so lovely you have found such a great friend in Lucy. :)
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 15:01 |
      Thank you :) x
  • Charlotte - Write Like No One's Watching

    Charlotte - Write Like No One's Watching

    10 September 2013 at 14:42 |
    Love, love, love! And what wobbly bits! You look fabulous! xx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 15:07 |
      They are definitely there! Yuck! x
  • Anna-Marie

    Anna-Marie

    10 September 2013 at 14:42 |
    Looks like you all had a lovely time! Photo's are gorgeous as always! x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 15:09 |
      Thank you, we really did! x
  • Lauren

    Lauren

    10 September 2013 at 15:34 |
    Absolutely beautiful. I'm glad you had such a good time together. It's lovely that you all get on so well.
    I didn't realise Mads and The Beautiful Boy would be sharing a room together. How fantastic, I bet they loved that.
    xx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 15:10 |
      They did and they were so good, I was so worried that they would get out but they were brilliant! x
  • Notmyyearoff

    Notmyyearoff

    10 September 2013 at 16:28 |
    So many lovely photos of what looks like a brilliant time. I never realised blogging could introduce you to such good friends either but it's some of those friends that have been such a brilliant support to me since I entered this online social world.
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 15:11 |
      It's so true, and I never thought it either, but I speak to some of my online friends more than my real ones. I think it is a little different because in most cases we are online friends who meet at least once a year at conferences etc. x
  • capture by Lucy

    capture by Lucy

    10 September 2013 at 16:58 |
    Ooh topless photos of the Misters!! Looks like you had a wonderful time and yes, you are so right, sometimes it's better to enjoy the moment than to be attached to a camera. So lovely to have found a best friend through blogging xxx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 15:31 |
      J wasn't amused with me putting that photo up of him, he said he looked like he needed to lose a few pounds. Haha. ;)
  • Lisa H

    Lisa H

    10 September 2013 at 17:35 |
    What a lovely trip you all had! I love your wobbly bits photo - nice to see natural and beautiful photos! x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 15:35 |
      Thanks Lisa. x
  • Louise Cooke

    Louise Cooke

    10 September 2013 at 17:36 |
    This is so lovely! I've just started a mommy blog myself as a new mom and I hope to make new friends too!

    Louise xx - http://loulouandtheboyinblue.blogspot.co.uk
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 15:36 |
      I am sure you will Louise, it is a very friendly community. x
  • Amy Keeling

    Amy Keeling

    10 September 2013 at 17:40 |
    Looks like a lovely time and how nice to have made a real close friendship through blogging!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 15:39 |
      Definitely, it really is lovely, I feel very lucky. x
  • Stephanie

    Stephanie

    10 September 2013 at 17:56 |
    That's so wonderful that you have couple friends with kids around the same age as your kids! And even better that you all get along so well! I'm glad you had a great time on your getaway. The photos are superb, as always!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 15:42 |
      Thanks Stephanie, we had a really great time. x
  • brinabird and son

    brinabird and son

    10 September 2013 at 18:51 |
    Some splendid memories. It's really a great story how you have all become so close! Beautiful family photos.
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 September 2013 at 15:44 |
      Thank you x
  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    10 September 2013 at 21:32 |
    Sounds like a fab holiday x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      18 September 2013 at 14:45 |
      It was really lovely thanks Bex. x
  • jasbeeray

    jasbeeray

    11 September 2013 at 08:18 |
    Somehow online.friends are hard to be considered as 'real' friends but there are some lucky ones who get to experience friendship like u n Lucy.
    Today I met some online friends. We decided to just.meet up. It was awkward in the beginning but was much better later. How did you feel when you get to meet someone with whom you've spent your waking hours with chatting online?
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      18 September 2013 at 14:46 |
      It is a funny feeling definitely, especially cause you feel like you really know someone through their blog when actually you don't really at all. Asides from Lucy I have met a fair few of my online and friends and am lucky that I have now got some lovely 'real life' friends from it. x
  • HELEN

    HELEN

    11 September 2013 at 09:08 |
    aww it's so nice when you find a family that you all get along with - the little ones look so relaxed with one another. We've just been on holiday with our friends & although the ages ranged from 4 up to 17 they all got along so well...Jack & his big 'brothers from another mother' absolutely adore each other.
    x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      18 September 2013 at 14:56 |
      It really is, I think we will be holidaying for many years to come! x
  • Susan Mann (@susankmann)

    Susan Mann (@susankmann)

    11 September 2013 at 10:33 |
    Such amazing pictures. Love them xx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      18 September 2013 at 15:30 |
      Thanks Susan. x
  • Nicola

    Nicola

    11 September 2013 at 11:16 |
    It's so lovely to see how good friends you all are. Looks like a wonderful holiday sweetie xx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      18 September 2013 at 15:33 |
      Thanks lovely, it was great! x
  • Mammasaurus

    Mammasaurus

    11 September 2013 at 16:41 |
    Ah it's a lovely friendship that you two have - you are blessed to have each other x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      18 September 2013 at 15:34 |
      Thanks Annie, I agree! x
  • SaveEveryStep - family stories past and present

    SaveEveryStep - family stories past and present

    12 September 2013 at 10:50 |
    That last shot is so cute. Besties already?!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      18 September 2013 at 15:36 |
      Definitely besties already! x
  • kara

    kara

    14 September 2013 at 04:35 |
    You 2 make the blogging world an amazing place but you also make all the non believers eat their words. All these pictures are fab. Well done for the wobbly bit pic. No way. seeing your kids make memories=priceless. Love Mr E carrying LL. She looks so tiny x
  • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

    Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

    18 September 2013 at 15:37 |
    Thanks Kara. And you know that you are one of my real life blogger friends too! x

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