It's Nice to be in Nice

So the summer holidays are coming to an end.........

So it seemed timely to get around to sorting out our Nice holiday photos and get them blogged.  You know, before Christmas rolls around.

This year was our first trip outwith the UK. Going on an actual flight and everything.

The travelling was fine. The kids were great. The adults behaved well (could probably do better). I packed way too many clothes for everyone. 

And being in France was amazing. The kids were like sponges soaking it all in. They noticed all the cool things I hoped they might and all the random things kids delight in. They rode the tram and traipsed around the supermarket with us. They spent hours with snorkels in the sea. They turned a caramel colour. They ate pain au chocolat on the balcony. I enjoyed it all so much.

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I took a lot of photographs. So the story of Nice 2018 is quite likely to be a several part affair. Soz and frites.

This Life

First week of the summer holidays. 

And what a week. Frankly remarkable freak sunny weather has encourage us to be outside all day every day. We have met up with friends, day tripped and paddling pooled hard this week. 

There were also chores to be taken care of and jobs to do. But we did it together.

I've also spent a decent amount of time inspecting my flowers and veggies and marveling as each strawberry ripens in front of my eyes. Crazy Plant Lady level - expert.

More of the same please and thank you.

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Blah

I don't really read blogs anymore.  Occasionally I might follow a link I see on Instagram but not often. Do you read blogs anymore, or have they had their day?

When I started blogging (7 years ago!) it was to document my our days.  As a way to keep our memories safe, to record all the little things which signposted our lives. 

But now I feel torn. Brodie is 9 now and in a few years will no doubt be taking his own part in social media.  Is it right for me to keep including him here?  Should I ask his permission?  

I suppose this is why in part, posts are few and far between these days.  I've used the kids as my writing material for so long I'm not sure if I have anything else to say.  Or have the confidence to say it.  I still have lots of photos to share though.  And a preschooler who is far to busy with dough to pay attention to me.  As an aside if you know little children Djeco dough is the best ever.  We usually pick it up in Waterstones. 

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Easter 2018

The photos I took last year at Easter remain some of my favourite ever, not least because Baxter was wearing a bunny tail. Click here for those beauties

This year the weather did not co-operate for decent outdoor photos. And we forgot about the bunny tails, but it was still a lovely family celebration. Kids are still massively into the egg hunting. Massively.

And I'm still into watching them. 

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I want us to have many, many more egg hunts please.