Monday, June 29, 2015

Weekenders | Colouring, Kinsale & Beach Time ♥

It's not often that my other half has a full weekend off, but when he does we really do try to make the most of it. This weekend was jam-packed and I'm still exhausted from it all! For me this felt like the first proper weekend of summer, even though the weather still wasn't as lovely as it should be for this time of year - the dead, clammy heat teamed with dull, grey skies don't make for a summer day for me... although I am Irish so maybe I should be used to a lacklustre summer by now?!

Saturday was our day to get things done and we found ourselves in the city, although I can't quite remember what we had originally gone there for... I'm losing my memory in my old age! We ended up picking up some new clothes for Tyler Lee in Next because he actually hasn't had any new clothes in a couple of months now and he needed some new things for summer camp, I also ordered him a couple of things from Zara - why there isn't a Zara in Cork City is beyond me, it'd be so much handier. I also popped into Waterstones to find some new books as I finished The Wind in the Willows on Friday evening and thought it nice to have a shiny new book to read. I didn't come away with any novels but I did get my hands on the Secret Garden colouring book which I've wanted for ages now, they actually had a whole stand of adult colouring books so I may just have to pick up another someday soon. Jacek also decided to treat me a book about turning your blog into a business, I haven't had a chance to open it yet (because I became too immersed in my colouring book!) but it seems to have lots of helpful things like media kits, etc. in it. 

When we got home Jacek made dinner, I had been expressing my want of hotel potatoes (you know, those potatoes you get in hotel restaurants which are extremely creamy and cooked to perfection? Please say you do...) and the love went and made me some. It was lovely to have a family dinner at the dining table for once, usually we all eat at separate times as Jacek is usually at work when dinner time arrives. That night Jacek went to the Mastodon gig in The Savoy so it was just me on my lonesome... with my colouring book! I finished a whole page that night and was amazing at how entertaining it actually was, I'm gripped! I also gave myself a pamper with my Montagne Jeunesse Brazilian Mud Fabric Masque and a Terry's Chocolate Orange - yes I'm living it, large...

 Sunday morning I was woken by Jacek wanted to go on a family picnic to Kinsale, a beautiful spot in County Cork and one which I had wanted to go and photograph since the summer began. Jacek got a picnic together and we headed off to the Old Head of Kinsale where I got some beautiful pictures of the cliffs and all the wild flowers there, which I've shared on my other blog Fawns & Fables. We hadn't been there since Tyler Lee was a baby and now that he's a wriggling, running toddler the experience was a lot different - thank God we had our BoBo Buddies bunny with the reigns to hold him back! It was the perfect place to visit on a Sunday and I'm so glad that we finally got there.

We then moved on down the road to Garretstown beach which is a surfers paradise and the perfect spot for my little beach babe. Tyler Lee actually dove straight into the tide with all his clothes on, he's crazy! The cold of the Atlantic Ocean didn't even phase him, he was busy splashing, giggling and just enjoying the water, he's a hoot. After a quick picnic on the beach we went for home, I wanted to get Tyler Lee warm after all his swimming attempts! It was such a lovely day and I'm so glad we all got to be together.

After a takeaway on Sunday evening we were all fit for bed and least to say we all slept soundly after all the sea air! I really do love it when we get to spend a whole weekend together as a family and get to visit beautiful places too. I'm thinking of making this a link-up every week so if you'd be interested in taking part please do let me know.

Weekends like this make for the best memories.

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25 comments

  1. Fabulous pictures. Looks glorious.

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  2. It sounds like you and your family had a perfect weekend! That beach is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. It's like a beach you'd see in a movie.

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  3. Your photographs are so pretty! What a beautiful location. You live in such a nice area! Sounds like you had a great time.

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  4. Hey this is a lovely post, it is great to capture the weekends, they are the best times for lots of family time and fun. i will definitely link up if you make it a link up post, if i manage to fit in writing about our weekend. Something i would love to do actually. Lovely pictures too, looks like you had a great weekend xx Tanita - www.justmotherhood.com

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  5. I always enjoy your posts because it takes me to a very beautiful and relaxing place. I get to see Ireland virtually. Love your little man's smile.

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  6. Wow what a beautiful place. I love seeing different beaches. The little one looks so cute checking out those flowers.

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  7. What a lovely time it looks like you had! The beach looks so great, wish we had one close by to head to! Your little man is adorable and seems like he had a blast! - Jeanine

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  8. Those are such a beautiful photos! Our favorite place is the beach, it is so relaxing there ^_^

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  9. I can see why you would want to revisit that beach - that view is to die for! And that photo of your son running toward you on the beach is beautiful. I'm revived a bit by just looking at your pictures. Now, back to work I go. :)

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  10. Looks like you had a fun and relaxing weekend! Your little ones hair is sooo cute.

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  11. Looks like you had a beautiful weekend! Also I want to read that blogging book! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Wow. I love the beautiful photos. I wish I could visit there.

    I am down in the dumps right now, but I know it's because I"m coming off a fun and super up camp week. But so far summer seems to be going okay. Just have to make the most of it and enjoy your family.
    So glad your love was off so he could be out and about with you!

    You take lovely photos and your little one is magazine worthy!

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  13. These are amazing photos. I love hotel potatoes. I know exactly the type of potatoes that you mean.

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  14. Your photos are amazing. What a fabulous place. I could spend so many hours there just admiring the view.

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  15. Lovely photos indeed! My family and I love going to the beach. So much fun. That view is so relaxing!

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  16. I love this picture of him with the flowers. You could print and frame that!

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  17. Beautiful pictures...I especially love the one with the yellow flowers and the cliffs in the background! Sounds like a busy weekend!

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  18. I love the picture of you and your son among the flowers. You always have such great photos!

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  19. Such gorgeous pictures. I wish I was at the beach right no. And I also love to color! It relaxes me.

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  20. Your pictures are beautiful! I would love to have a local area like that to visit and relax in.

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  21. What a beautiful location! I will have to see Kinsale Beach for myself because the photos are just gorgeous!

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  22. Wow. This is such a beautiful beach! Are you all having these shark scares like we are?
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  23. Wow this is a beautiful beach, I need to take my kids ASAP they have been begging me to go and I need to bite the bullet and just go lol.

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  24. I do love the beach! I can't wait to go back, it's raining here this week though.

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  25. The Kinsale area is absolutely gorgeous! Tyler Lee looked like he was having quite the time there!

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