Saturday, May 07, 2016

Amongst The Bluebells | Our Last Outing As A Family Of Three ♥

Family time is something that is incredibly precious to us. Jacek works most days and long hours at that, so it's usually just Tyler Lee and I alone. When we do get to spend a full day together, a day when we're not catching up on chores, shopping and other bits and bobs, but a day where we get to go outside and explore new or much loved places, it makes us all so incredibly happy, especially Tyler Lee who tells us - "lovely day, mummy, daddy, Tyler..." Hearing those words just fill Jacek and I with joy.

Monday was a bank holiday here in Ireland and Jacek had the day off - it's not often he gets a bank holiday off so we knew we had to make the most of the day. It was also a beautifully sunny day and as baby number two shall be making their appearance into our lives (hopefully!) very soon, we wanted to spend one last day outdoors as a family of three, exploring somewhere new, somewhere that Jacek and I had both wanted to photograph.

We believe that this lovely day out we all had together on Monday shall be our last as a family of three - whether that's wishful thinking or not I don't know, but I'm so glad we captured some beautiful pictures to remember the day. I have to give Jacek credit for the photos in this post, by the time we got to the bluebell woods I wasn't even fit to hold the camera, I just wanted to sit down!

The woods we walked to were Ballyannan Woods, which are along the Owenacurra Estuary in Co. Cork. When we parked the car up I didn't think we'd have to walk too long to get to the woods - how wrong I was. It was 3k there and back, not counting the walk around the woods and let me tell you, at nine months pregnant and in a lot of pain I was ready to cry getting back to the car.

The woods are absolutely stunning though, a carpet of beautiful bluebells covers the wood floor and it's unbelievably pretty to look at. We told Tyler Lee that the bluebell flowers were fairy dresses and he went off in search of the fairies - I love the sense of surprise and wonder in his face in the first image, I wonder if he thinks he was seeing something magical?

I'd love to return to the woods again once baby arrives, hopefully the beautiful bluebells will still be in bloom and I'd be able to photograph them myself this time. I do love the images Jacek captured though, the natural bokeh in the bluebell shots is just beautiful and I'm so glad he was able to capture some pictures of Tyler Lee and I together too because shots of us together are a rarity!

If this day does indeed turn out to be our last outing as a family of three then I'll be delighted that it was such a good one (even if the trek did break me!). A stunning location, sunny skies, a happy child and my boys beside me - what more could I ask for?


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  1. We visited our local bluebell woods recently too, infact I'm doing a blog post about it right now! (Well..meant to be...keep getting distracted by America's next top model on the telly!). Lovely photos, very magical. Hope you're feeling well and resting a bit before baby arrives! xx

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    1. Oh I look forward to reading your post Elaine! You can be forgiven for getting distracted by ANTM, I love that show. If only I could get some rest, the toddler is being VERY needy! x

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  2. A walk through the bluebells sounds absolutely lovely, especially if you manage it on a day that the sun is shining.

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  3. Sounds like you had a lovely walk. The photos are beautiful. Get some rest before the baby arrives and prepare to go next year! :)

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    1. The destination was lovely, the walk not so much! We’ll definitely go back next year with baby in tow.

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  4. I haven't been to Ireland yet (it's on my bucket list), but I would definitely want to visit Ballyannan Woods. What a great spot for a walk and what fantastic photos your husband took of you and your adorable son!

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  5. Gorgeous photos the bluebells look so pretty.

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  6. I have fond memories of visiting bluebell woods as a child. So lovely to have a photo of you too - I never seem to be in many of mine either

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  7. I can honestly say I can't remember the last time I have seen bluebells. The ones you showcased are gorgeous. And such a lovely walk in natures.

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  8. What a wonderful carpet of bluebells, we visited our local woods last week and they we gorgeous too! Great family piccys

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  9. Ballyannan Woods looks absolutely stunning and like a perfect place to spend a family day. Your photos are incredible and make me want to visit Ireland. I love flowers and would love to see some bluebells this spring.

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  10. This place looks magical. Are there unicorns there, too? LOL! Thank you for sharing. I need to include more outdoor activities in our summer plans. Congratulation on the new addition. - Yolo

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  11. SUCH GLORIOUS PHOTOS! Can't wait until your newest arrival comes to join in the otudoors fun...! Won't be long now!

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  12. Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous and your little one is so adorable. I am glad you were able to take advantage of a day together and do something fun. It is important to relax and connect with the family. Good luck on your upcoming birth.

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  13. Such beautiful pictures, your little one is adorable. xx

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  14. What amazing photos, I love bluebells. Can't wait to see your new addition enjoying the fun too

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  15. I've never been around bluebells before. They're absolutely beautiful. And your family is adorable. Such a cute little man. Congrats on the new baby. I hope everything goes well.

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  16. This is my first time visiting your blog and I love your content and photos! I have never been to Ireland so thank you for sharing such amazing beauty that surrounds you. I am a stay at home mama and I am a mother of one (soon to be two in September) and I know how important family days are and also the challenges of getting all three of us out and about together, so again, thank you for touching on a subject that is very dear to my heart!

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