You may or may not have noticed that last week I was pretty quiet. The reason for this was because we were on our first holiday as a family of four.
We stayed in a beautiful little cottage in the middle of Yorkshire, just a few miles out of Scarborough. The place we stayed was called Humble Bee Farm and it was just beautiful- a tiny little farm in the middle of nowhere with sheep, goats and chickens.
Our cottage was called Swallows Nest and from the second we walked in we were totally and utterly relaxed. Old wooden beams, under floor heating, a log fire and a hot tub under a gazebo looking up at the stars. We couldn’t have asked for more.
If you have children I can completely recommend it, it was wonderful.
We booked way back in December when LL was still in my tummy so to be going on our first week away as a family of four was really exciting.
We had a wonderful time- we saw two sets of friends on different days, took a trip down memory lane by visiting Leeds where we fell in love, went to the beach, snuggled by the fire and spent almost every night in the hot tub under the stars.
The cottage had no signal whatsoever and for some reason we couldn’t get the wifi to work, but we decided not to even ask and spent every night just being together. I even managed to read a book for the first time in ages which was just bliss. It was really good for us to spend a week away from the constant answering of emails, or browsing of social media.
Our first trip as a family of four.
Hopefully the first of many.
Little suitcases for little ladies.
Bubbly drinks and bubbly hot tubs- relaxing under the stars once the littles were in bed.
Holidays are totally an excuse to dress them in ‘matching but not completely matching’ outfits.
Our friends came to see us and we walked on the beach with their wilderbeasts and of course ate ice cream.
The first of many over the course of the week.
Someone loved ‘the pool’.
More matching but not matching.
We went to Leeds for the day where I lived for five years and went on a trip down memory lane. Here is my first university accommodation!
My little blue eyed girl with her Daddy over lunch.
This is the bar where I first met my husband, and where we fell in love. If I hadn’t walked through those doors all those years ago and got a part time job then I wouldn’t have my beautiful family. Of course me being me had to get a photo outside of the four of us!
I loved going to all our special places with my girls- The spot where I first kissed my husband all those years ago.
The area where we lived just as ‘friends’ – you can see our flat in the background which over looks the docks.
Part Two of our little holiday coming soon!