the me and mine project {april}

Rich is loving
* Atlantis Aquaventure water park.
* playing the new Nintendo Switch.
* a day of beach hut fun.
* Quinny's obsession with Peppa Pig.
* having a Shake Shack Shackmeister.

Lucy is loving
* our amazing trip to Dubai.
* sliders from Salt on Kite Beach.
* decorating Dylan and Quinn's bedrooms.
* candles from Bath and Body Works.
* our first beach hut day of the season.

Dylan is loving
* going to tennis coaching.
* riding the rapids at Atlantis.
* seeing and going up the Burj Khalifa.
* being Star Player at football. 
* doing a special show and tell slideshow about Dubai at school.

Everly is loving
* floating in a donut rubber ring. 
* a day on Kite Beach.
* playing with the sand and water table in the garden.
* chocolate ice cream.
* wearing summer dresses.

Quinn is loving
* Peppa Pig.
* playing in her bedroom.
* singing along to Ed Sheeran's Galway Girl.
* playing in the sand at the beach.
* her first holiday.

This month we really struggled to limit our favourite things from the month to just five... it's been a jam packed month, and an amazing one. I'm not sure we've come down from the holiday high (or the associated blues!); we all just had such an amazing time. I also think that since The Me and Mine Project began, that this might be the first time we've taken our photos quite so early in the month. Around the time that March's Me and Mine post went live, we were springing an epic surprise on my baby brother by turning up in Dubai to celebrate his birthday, and as we ticked over into April we were already making amazing family memories and capturing family photos along the way. 

From standing on the 148th floor to sitting in the sea watching the sunset, from evenings meeting dinosaurs in glowing gardens to days on beautiful beaches next to icons... and that was just Dubai. We've had a jam packed month; with the Easter break, chicken pox, home improvements and days out. I have so many photos to share this month, and I had a hard time cutting it down to as many as I have; I feel like all of them are new favourites, and so many are destined for the wall. 

I also feel like I have to mention here; for all the people who message me and email me asking me what camera I use, and who I always reply to with the words "I use a Nikon DSLR with a 35mm lens, but I honestly think the best camera is whatever you have to hand, because its taking the photos at all that is what really matters".... every single photo this month was taken on my iPhone. Because who has time to fuss around with camera settings when you're busy having adventures. And I owe a massive thank-you to my brother Matt, who took every one of these photos; sometimes because I asked him, and sometimes without my knowing, simply because he knows how much family photos mean to me. 

I can't wait to see what you all have to share this month, and make sure you pop by my cohosts (Alex, Charlotte, Fritha, Jenny, Katie and Lucy) to see what they've been up to this month too. 

The Me and Mine Project


  1. Oh my goodness your trip sounds lovely! How sweet is your brother for taking your photos without being prompted! Can he give my husband some tips ;)

  2. Laura - Dear Bear and BeanyApril 30, 2017 7:46 am

    I was following your trip on IG and it looks like you had the most wonderful time. I adore the photos of you on the beach the sun is amazing x

  3. It looks like such a lovely time I have loved seeing all these far flung adventure pictures...a break from the yellow fields!! x

  4. Beautiful photos Lucy! It looks like you've had quite the adventure! Love the beach ones particularly! Gorgeous!! Hooray for iPhones too!

  5. I absolutely loved your Dubai posts on Instagram - I'm amazed they're all taken on an iPhone though.. they're incredible! How lovely of you to surprise your brother, and then how lovely of him to capture some special memories for you too :) xx

  6. Such beautiful captures, I remember seeing the beach silhouette one on IG and thinking how stunning it was. Looks like April was pretty spectacular, your photos are such lovely memories for you all. I love the one of you all looking out of the glass window #meandmineproject

  7. What an amazing trip to Dubai, I saw your IG snaps and amazed that they're all iPhone snaps. Capturing such beautiful memories for your family xx

  8. I think these are my favourites ever of yours Lucy, just goes to show that the camera doesn't have to matter - it's all about what you capture. Your brother captured some gorgeous ones!

  9. Wow your trip looks amazing and a photo only tells the half of it! I'm returning to Me and Mine for the first time since March 2014! I wasn't able to use my April photo for the thumbnail as it cropped the baby off but I'm looking forward to coming back each month and seeing how my little family grow and change. Without Me and Mine I only took 3 photos of all 4 of us in his first year!

  10. So many stunning photos - it's looks like you had the most amazing time in Dubai! The beach silhouette shot is just wonderful, and totally goes to show that you don't need a fancy camera to take fabulous shots of your family.

  11. Such gorgeous photos. I especially love the first one of you on the beach with that amazing building behind. How nice that your brother took your photos for you. They're beautiful and totally show you don't need to use a fancy DSLR. xx

  12. Gorgeous photos. Dubai looks amazing! x

  13. Your photos are beautiful - I especially like the sunset one on the beach. It looks like you had a great holiday! x

  14. That looks like an incredible holiday and what a wonderful surprise! I love your pictures (and you have an awesome brother to take pictures even without you knowing!)

  15. That's a pretty amazing setting for this month's photo! You've just made my grey bank holday skies look even greyer! x

  16. Oh Lucy that first photo needs to go on the wall. It's stunning what a grand family adventure. Love each and everyone of these photos. I bet you had holiday blues after views that this.... mesmerizing. Thanks for hosting lovely.

  17. I used to live in Dubai when they had just started dregding for the Palm Trees. Seeing your photos makes me want to revisit the place I grew up in. Lovely hearing what a great adventure you all had over there!

  18. Fab pictures and sounds like an amazing holiday!xx

  19. These are all perfect! It sometimes doesn't matter about the type of camera, it's the moment captured that matters the most. xx

  20. Oh Lucy, those sunset photos especially are amazing!!!! Thank you for hosting x

  21. Lucy these photo's are GORGEOUS and I feel so happy for you guys! What an incredible trip to take and enjoy with one another. Looks and sounds absolutely fab! x #MeandMineProject

  22. Wow! It looks like you had an absolutely amazing time in Dubai - and well done to your brother for capturing so many fabulous memories :) #MeandMineProject

  23. Such great photos. You're lucky to have so many of you all together to choose from! Sounds like you had the most amazing time. Thanks so much for hosting.

  24. Wow! Amazing photos. I hope you had a fabulous trip xx

  25. What gorgeous photos from your trip to Dubai. Sounds like you had an amazing time. I love the second photo with you all in silhouette. Beautiful shots. Thank you for hosting the #meandmineproject

  26. What beautiful photos. So amazing to enjoy an experience like that.

  27. Looks like you had an amazing time in Dubai - I am always in awe of how beautiful your photos are! xx

  28. You got some gorgeous photographs of you all. The perks of family holidays! Lots of lovely canvas's for the wall in your new home xx

  29. Dubai looks absolutely amazing, sounds like you had such a wonderful time. Beautiful family photos as always xx


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