Halfway through….

Can you believe that we are over halfway through the holidays? There are only two weeks left. I remember when I was younger, the 6 week summer holidays felt like a life time but I can honestly say that these have flown by, I don’t think that I’m ready for a new school year to start. Not just because of the school run, or the fact that my baby starts preschool but I’m dreading everything that a new term brings – swimming lessons, dance class, rainbows, homework. I feel exhausted just writing it down.

Our week of adventures continued last week with a break in Yorkshire. We booked a cottage for a week which was lovely. It was another week of exploring but luckily we had the sunshine with us which makes such a difference. It was the first time we have stayed in this area and I did feel a little worried when we first arrived to find the cottage pretty much in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by fields. We had almost no Internet, no phone signal and a tiny TV with just a handful of channels – what on earth were we going to do? How funny that me and my hubbie are kids from the 80s, when there was no such thing as mobile phones, hundreds of TV channels or Internet (sometimes I think life must have been so much simpler).

We were fine, of course we were. We spent most of the day pottering around the local area, it was so nice to have a change of scenery and it was also nice to have nothing to do in the evenings. My mind did drift back to my messy house and piles of washing but there was nothing I could do about it so I simply relaxed, something me and my husband don’t do enough of.

So we are back to normal now and, as much as we enjoyed our little break, it’s always nice to return home after some time away to enjoy your little home comforts. Hubbie is back to work tomorrow so it’s just me and my girls left to enjoy the remainder of our summer before it’s back to the chaos of school life.

Below are some of our favourite holiday pics…

We found a lot of mud kitchens much to my girls delight!
We found a lot of mud kitchens much to my girls delight!
Me and my lovely girls - and look at that blue sky.
Me and my lovely girls – and look at that blue sky.
My girls love the beach - it was actually freezing!!
My girls love the beach – it was actually freezing!!
We had sunshine all week - a lot of ice cream was consumed!
We had sunshine all week – a lot of ice cream was consumed!
Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday
Quite Frankly She Said Sunday Best
Running in Lavender

43 thoughts on “Halfway through….

  1. Such a sweet set of photos – love the bike! Enjoy the rest of the holidays, we are back at school here already!! :/ #sundayphoto

  2. What lovely photos full of the joy of summer. It’s flown by can not believe in two weeks will have two at school #sundaybest

  3. awww see I love going away and there being no wifi and phone. it means me and hubby actually have to engage in convo on an evening hehe! we love Yorkshire and were up there in June 🙂 #KCACOLS

  4. I know how it feels coming home from a holiday, laundries to do and house to clean up as well. Lucky you, you still have two weeks to go til school starts. Here in Scotland, school resumes on Tuesday… but we did have a nice summer holidays though. Your pictures are all lovely… #KCACOLS.

  5. Sounds like you had a lovely time, sometimes it’s great to disconnect from the modern world for a while. Hope you all enjoy the last weeks of the summer holidays #KCACOLS

  6. I cannot believe there are just two weeks left. Where has the time gone already? It’s flown by so so quickly. It’s been so good though and I hope the next two weeks slow down a bit. You look gorgeous with the growing bump and it looks so nice and sunny. Let’s hope we get more nice weather x

    1. It has gone so fast and to think we were a bit nervous about it all. I need to start getting a bit organised ahead of the new school year and even start getting my girls to bed a bit easier! eek! Thanks lovely xx

  7. it sounds like the perfect break, with beautiful pictures. Ah yes how quickly we forget how it used to be ha! I am dreading the new term and return to uni too, it is this break that always makes me realise how crazy the school year is. Enjoy the last couple of weeks xx

  8. Beautiful photos! It’s so good to get away, isn’t it!? We had a similar trip to Lincolnshire and, although I wasn’t too fussed about no Wifi at first, we had a great time! #SundayBest

  9. Look at that photo of them on the bike, that is honestly just so beautiful! And I can’t believe how quickly the summer holidays are going, I wish the time would slow down a bit! xx

  10. Gorgeous photos!! I’ve had holidays like that before where you end up in the middle of nowhere with no signal and few TV channels, I arrive dreading and come home wishing we were back there! Sometimes switching off is really needed! Thanks so much for joining us at #SundayBest, hope to see you again tomorrow! xx

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