one day: the weekend edition {july}

Holidaying with children
means different kinds of holidays to before.
It means "staycationing" instead of far off climes.
It means low key evenings instead fancy nights out.
It means room for travel cots instead of big sumptuous beds.
But it also means big smiles,
heaps of fun,
copious laughter
and time spent togther.
And I know I wouldn't trade those for anything.

I've made a slight change to the normal 'one day' videos format.
It's a weekend edition.
Apologies that its a whopping seven minutes long,
but there was just too much to include.

We spent a lovely sunshiny weekend at Shorefield Holidays
with our lovely friends.
We stayed in a luxury caravan
which was perfect for what we needed as a family;
comfy beds, a well equipped kitchen, large lounge area
and some outdoor furniture
(albeit a bath would have been nice, but we made do with baby bathing in the sink!)

On site there was an outdoor swimming pool (perfect in the sunshine),
an indoor pool (perfect for the younger bubbas),
a brilliant pirate ship play area (perfect for big kids and little ones),
a spa (perfect for mummies to get some quality "me time"),
but best of all there was the great outdoors, 
there was peace and quiet,
there were four days of glorious sunshine,
and there were friendships deepened and traditions started.

We visited Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig World
and had great fun enjoying the rides and eating ice-cream.
We rode on rides without parents for the first time
and we loved every second.
We went to the beach to build sandcastles
and to dip our toes in the sea.
We stayed up late drinking Pimms in the warm summer evenings
and discovered that someone does an amazing pig impression,
while someone else does a terrible cow one.

And if the post-holidays blues we are suffering from are anything to go by,
then it seems we would have been happy to stay a lot longer.

We had an amazing time.
We made amazing memories.



And I've made seven minutes of video
to show you what a lovely time we had.

Check out the post on Mummy Daddy Me if you haven't already



Thank-you to Shorefield for our complimentary stay, dinner and spa treatments.
Thank-you to Paulton's Park for our complimentary tickets for a great day out.
Thank-you to Katie and family for having us along for the ride.
Same time next year....?

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  1. What a lovely lovely video, my favourite bits are of the beach (before the seagull!), Mads and BB cuddling at the end and the little shot of Mads eating her dinner- she looks so cheeky!
    We had such a great time and it totally sums up our weekend I think! Roll on September xx

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    1. Those are some of my favourite bits too. I love her face covered in dinner and you're right she looks so cheeky. I like the bit where she's making a sandcastle at the play area too, and the little man swinging at the top of the slide, and them running around chasing each other at the beginning. In fact, I love most of it. x

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  2. its so lovely that you and Katie and the hubbies and children all get along so well and it was all through blogging that you met!i have PeppaPig Word envy as i want to take the bpys there sooo much! lovely video i love how Mads chases the BB round and round lol the little tease x x

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    1. Blogging has given us some great friendships. We're very lucky.
      And you and the boys would love Peppa Pig World. It was really good. I'd say Mads and BB were at the the minimum age really so it might be between for you once Jenson is a bit bigger and can really enjoy everything. x

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  3. love love love these video's you are putting on here, just the sweetest xx

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    1. Awwww, thanks. I'm so glad you like them. I love making them. x

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  4. Amazing amazing amazing.
    I did cry again. I am ridiculous. These videos are just so perfect.
    I love it when BB is swinging at the top of the slide, and when Mads is eating her dinner. I can't believe how much LL and BG have changed since Britmums.
    Gorgeous families. I know I've said it before but it's lovely seeing how close you all are xx

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    1. I love that you cry when you watch these, you big softy. We had such a lovely weekend, I feel so lucky to have made such great friends though blogging. x

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  5. What a gorgeous video! Looks like you all had such a wonderful time xx

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    1. Thank-you. We did. I'd like to do it all over again. x

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  6. I think this might be my favourite yet - just such a gorgeous video, but then it would be a stony heart that didn't melt at the sight of BG getting a bath in the sink!

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    1. Awww, she was very cute in the sink. Sink baths are a bit of a right of passage I reckon. x

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  7. Ahh! How beautiful in every way.

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    1. Ahhh, thank-you. I hope you don't mind that I've linked it up to Country Kids. x

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    2. Of course not - it's lovely that you've joined in.

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  8. looks like so much fun! i love the music.
    xoxo

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  9. Aaahhh how lovely you all got o o on holiday together...adorable! X

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  10. What fun you all had, I really will have to take my Littlies to Peppa Pig World, they just watched your video with me and give it a big thumbs up x

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    1. Thank-you. It's a great theme park for small children, as there is so much that they can do. x

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  11. BB and Mads look so gorgeous in the seal ride! Looks like a fab holiday and glad you all had such a good time x

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    1. They loved that seal ride, they kept saying how fast it was. And thank-you, we had a brilliant time. x

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  12. Beautiful video. Looks like you had an amazing weekend.

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  13. It looks like you had a wonderful time - and bathing in the sink makes a change!

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    1. We did thank-you. And I definitely think that baths in the sink are kind of baby right of passage, you have to do it at some point. x

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  14. Looks like you had a fantastic time. We satyed in a caravan last month and the youngest had a bath in the sink too x

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    1. Haha. I think sink baths are the done thing on caravan holidays. x

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  15. Awesomesauce! Beautiful as always! Looks like a fab place to spend time with friends.

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  16. I love this, the videos are fab and such a lovely thing to have. What a fun weekend!

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    1. Thanks. I've been loving capturing some of our days in video, I think they'll be a great record to look back on. x

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  17. Love Love Love. It looks like you all had an amazing time. Nicola Xx

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    1. Awwww, thank-you. And yes, we did, it was fab. x

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  18. Looks like you had an amazing time! Really lovely video too!

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  19. I loved the bit at the end when they hugged, made me cry aswell. I'm such a titty baby aren't I?
    I do love your videos they are fab xxx

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    1. I'm so glad you like my videos, thank-you. And it's sweet that you cried, their cuddle goodbye was adorable. x

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  20. I must book Paulton's Park soon. It's just down the road from us and I loved it when I was younger. Must admit I had no idea Peppa Pig World was there too! Looks like you had such a fabulous time! #CountryKids

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    1. You should book it, we had such a fun day at Paultons Park. How lucky that you live nearby. x

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  21. LOVE this! Your videos always make me all emotional! Iyla just sat on my lap and was glued to the screen the whole time, might have to make her watch more often ;) xx

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    1. Awww, a few people have said they make them feel really emotional. I thought it was just me!!!
      And I use these videos as bribery to get the little guy to do all sorts of things. Not sure why he loves them so much, but he'll do nearly anything to get to watch. x

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  22. I watched this with Leo earlier and he loved it, when it finished he asked for me to play it again for him :)
    It looks like you all had a really great time, lots of lovely memories xx

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    1. Awww, it seems like loads of kids like watching them for some reason. How funny! BB likes to watch it while he eats his dinner and then he commentates the entire thing. x

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  23. Getting bathed in the sink is one of the best parts of being a very young child. Really nice video -- great way to tell a story of the stay. It was nice to run into you at Shorefield as well. Ours was a very short stay but with fantastic weather, lots of cycling and trips to the beach. xx

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    1. I agree. I have photos of me being bathed in the sink as a baby, so it made me smile to give her a sink bath. It was great to see you, and I'm glad you had a lovely time too, we were so so lucky with the weather. x

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  24. That sure was as full filled weekend. Your videos are always well put together.

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