Monday, August 24, 2015

Purple Haze | Jersey Lavender Farm ♥

Last month we went on our annual family holiday to Jersey in the Channel Islands, and we're actually returning their again tomorrow - yay! One place on the island that Jacek and I really wanted to visit Jersey Lavender Farm, not only to actually visit and see the sights that the farm has to offer but to also capture some beautiful pictures of our boy amongst the purple flowers and to also pick up some lavender and oil to help us in getting to sleep (I find it so hard to drift off to sleep and actually now rely on my little lavender pillow to help me get to sleep each night.

I visited Jersey Lavender Farm as a child with my grandparents and was really looking forward to seeing it again, this time with my own child in tow. I dressed him in his beautiful Peter Rabbit yellow vintage romper - the colour being a perfect contrast against the purple blooms. I absolutely loved the images I captured of my son. At first he was apprehensive about going amongst the lavender and just wanted to stay with his father and I, but after awhile he became more adventurous and even went so far as to pick some heads of lavender, before trying to put it back on the stem! They had two lovely, old-fashioned swings hanging from trees in the farm and of course my boy had to have a go on the 'see-saw'. He looked so sweet sitting on it with his little sailor doll which we picked up in the gift shop on our way into the farm (yes we do things backwards!).

It was such a lovely calming spot and I really could have sat there all day watching the butterflies and bees buzzing amongst the blooms, there were so many of them and the fields were a hive of activity 0 I may have to revisit the farm on this visit to the island, if the lavender is still in bloom, I must look that up! I was so glad we visited and I added lots of these pictures to my sons travel journal, which was very kindly given to my son by my dad's ever thoughtful girlfriend Shirley, she really does have a heart of gold and it was such a sweet sentiment. It's lovely for him to be able to have things like this to look back on from his toddler travels.

If you ever find yourself in Jersey I would highly recommend a trip to the lavender farm, it's such a beautiful spot and in my opinion, it's worth a trip just for the photo opportunities alone.

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  1. Your photo's are absolutely beautiful and what a lovely backdrop the lavender farm is. I absolutely adore his romper. It looks like you had a wonderful time as a family, I must take my son and husband - Dexter would love it there I am sure.

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    1. Thank you so much Kelly, thay romper is one of my favourite clothing pieces for my son ever!

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  2. This looks like such a lovely place to visit. I can almost smell it!
    Love Hayley,
    Water Painted Dreams

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    1. Thank you Hayley, it is indeed a gorgeous place to visit.

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  3. These photos are beautiful! I've always been a big fan of picking lavender from our garden to decorate my bedroom.

    Zoe

    www.ibelieveinromeo.blogspot.ie

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    1. Thank you so much Zoe, lavender scent is so relaxing.

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  4. Ahhh what beautiful photos!! I adore lavender, i tried to grow some in my 'yarden' but it died. Hey ho! I do utilise a plug in lavender air freshner however :-D xx

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    1. Thank you Jo! I need to try and grow some lavender of my own :) x

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  5. Stunning pictures, and you got such a lovely boy. I need to find one near us, we love Lavender and it be nice to visit one. What is that toy he is carrying? :)

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    1. Thank you Bea. That's a boy ragdoll in a sailor type suit, very sweet and we bought it from the lavender farm gift shop :)

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  6. Such beautiful pictures. Lavender is such a beautiful backdrop to your little boy. We grow lavender down the side of the house and lovely to walk past.

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  7. Wonderful photos - and you are right the gorgeous yellow romper looks great with the lavender. This looks like a really amazing place to visit. I will have to add it to my every growing list of places I want to take my daughter!

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    1. Thank you so much. I love the yellow against the purple :)

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  8. I love lavender - I work with it :) i LOVE your gorgeous photos too. I have never been to a lavender farm - I must go. Kaz x

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  9. Such beautiful pictures. I think mine would love a lavender field

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