Our weekend in pictures, a little diary of what we get up to at the weekends together.

Just a bunch of normal family life pictures.

Friday 30th March

Happy Easter everyone! Our Weekend in Pictures are starting a day earlier as we went away on holiday with our very good friends over the Easter weekend. It’s something we have done now for 3 years in a row and we really enjoy it. It’s not often you find a set of friends that you can go away with on holiday and you all get on and the kids all get on well too. It’s lovely to make those memories together and we’ve already booked to go back again next year! 

I wrote about our holiday at Barncastle last year, so this year it was very nice to be able to relax. I have found my blogging has been sucking away my time recently and I have been putting a lot of work into lots of things behind the scenes too. So I wanted a break, I needed some time to switch off. So I didn’t blog it, vlog it and only took pictures when we were out and about places. Barncastle is so relaxing, you can’t help but switch off! 


Saturday 31st March 

Last year we ended up on the wrong side of the river when trying to visit Symonds Yat, so this year we weren’t going to make the same mistake! We made it right up to the top and was greeted by a stunning view. 

Last year we were down there somewhere! 

It was pretty cold and the circular walks all seemed to be very long, and the temperature was pretty cold.  So we didn’t stay for very long but at least we can now say we have seen it! 

We headed off to Beechenhurst Lodge as we had booked the children in to Climbing and Archery. 

It’s so relaxing at Barncastle so coming home after a chilly day out and snuggling up on the sofa with this view was pretty nice. 

Sunday 1st April – Easter Sunday 

Easter Egg hunt in this barn is amazing!!! 

We love National Trust properties for the Easter Egg hunt, the places are always so nice to run around and a lovely egg at the end for the children! 

So we headed off to Dryham Park National Trust, it looked pretty big and was great to spot some deer too. 

These 3 love each other so much! 

We went out on their one ranger walk of the day to take a closer look at the deers. The parkland was shut apart from this one walk, so it was very lucky we got close to them. 

Monday 2nd April 

I don’t want to come home! Why do weekends have to go so quickly. 

April 2018

April 2017

April 2016

I feel very lucky to have found a lovely friend who I can do this with, so many lovely memories made 

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  1. Barncastle looks stunning, what a gorgeous place to stay!! We have done four cadbury egg hunts so far

  2. I love this. Sounds like you guys had an amazing Easter break. I need to look into planning something like this for my family.

  3. Love your pictures, looks like such a happy weekend with a bit of everything! How nice to have your annual friends’ getaway tradition, so nice to be able to look back each year and see how the kids have grown together! I want to go to Barncastle now, so thanks for the inspiration.

    Kat x

    • It’s a stunning place isn’t it! Yes the kids love it and something nice to look forward to after Christmas too

  4. What a lovely weekend you had. So lovely that all the kids get along. The cottage looked fab. The photos are great, especially love the one of the deer

  5. Sounds like you had such a lovely Easter. Its great you’ve got friends you can go away with time and again. And how lucky to see the deer so close, the picture you’ve shared with us is just fantastic!

  6. Sounds like such a nice Easter weekend, it must be nice not just for the kids but for you guys as well. I’m glad you made it to the pretty views this time x

    • Yes it is lovely, I find it very relaxing and great to explore new places too

    • Yes it’s brilliant isn’t it, great way to raise funds for the National Trust places as well

  7. Ahhh the part of the country where I grew up, those views are stunning 🙂 I am glad you took the weekend off and relaxed and enjoyed the place and the friendships. It is lovely to have such close friends you can share a mini break like this with xxx

  8. Aww what a lovely Easter weekend – it must have been so nice to get away for the long weekend 🙂

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