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A Family And Lifestyle Blog With A Tropical Seychelles Twist!

Month: September 2014

Yoga mama {The ordinary moments} #22

Okay so usually my Ordinary Moments posts are all about Arthur. This week I’m switching things up a little because this one is about me! We’ve been back in the Seychelles for just over a month now, since being back I’ve really got into my […]

15 months

Yesterday our little man turned 15 months old 15 months This month has just flown by. Which is weird because I feel like we have been back from the UK for ages but a month it is! Anyway, a lot of this month has been […]

Our UK trip {Plymouth}

So this post is pretty late in coming but better late then never right 🙂

After a lovely time in Leamington Spa with Mark’s family we headed down to Plymouth to see mine 🙂

The trip was about 4 hours in the car and Arthur was really good, that’s the longest by far he’s ever been in the car for! (We did take a break half way down for the obligatory gallon of Starbucks!!)

It was so nice to see mum and dad and to be back at their place again. Arthur of course, made himself at home right away and was charging about all over the place!! There were three floors to explore and he loved it!

A nice little treat for Mark and I was that mum and dad wanted Arthur in their room with them (fools!!!) so we got nice lie ins the whole time we were there!! Arthur was a bit of a monkey with getting up early but I think he was just very excited to play with his nana and grandfarji!!! He’s not used to being in a room with other people and whenever he is he tends to wake up earlier!  We also took advantage of grandparents babysitting again and went for a nice dinner out one night! I also took a night out with my best friend Hannah to a wine bar (very sophisticated of me I know!).

While we were in Plymouth Arthur had lots of time at the park and he became a bit of a slide fiend!!

A lovely day out we had was at Pennywell Farm. Arthur really loved it there and I was made up as I got to cuddle a micro pig!!!!! It was a really great day, loads of activities going on to keep kids entertained and lots of lovely animals!!
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We went to Paignton Zoo, it’s a little bit obligatory to go there whenever we are in Plymouth….there’s kind of a story where I might of definitely did throw up around (possibly on) some goats, and a few other animals (yes I was very hungover and not the more acceptable excuse of being pregnant)…my dad even told that story on my wedding day (thanks dad). I can confirm that there was no throwing up this time by the way!!
Obviously the animals were amazing but a highlight was that SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH was there doing some filming for an upcoming show, however We created a conspiracy that he’s never actually left the UK and has done all his filming in the UK!!! Anyway he smiled and so I’d say we are definitely friends now!
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Something really cute that day was Arthur and my brother in matching outfits!
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We went to the National Marine Aquarium which was great, Arthur loved it but it was so so busy which was a bit annoying but that’s the school summer holidays for you I guess!!
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The aquarium is on the Barbican, a place I absolutely love!
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It then leads on round to the Hoe which is also really really nice, it’s so pretty and there’s so much history there! I was really looking forward to being there with Arthur and of course getting fish and chips (actually I have sausage in batter but that’s not the point!!)

Mark and I went down to the Monkey Sanctuary in Looe one day and met up with Hannah and her daughter. We had a really nice couple of hours there. You pay once and get a years ticket, it wasn’t expensive and you can see that the monkeys have a really good life there. They are mostly ex-pets (people are crazy thinking they could have a monkey as a pet!) or have been rescued from some dodgy circus of some kind so it’s lovely to see them having a much better quality of life!

We headed back down to Cornwall again and went to mount edgcumbe to play frisbee golf. I have to say I wasn’t sure about going as I’m rubbish at gold and frisbee so my prospects weren’t good but we had so much fun there I can not recommend it enough.   Check out their website here. It was a really fun day out, a great walk round the beautiful mount edgcumbe with a competitive element added and of course some exercise too! The guy that runs the place was super helpful, friendly and amazingly passionate and his love of the sport is truly contagious!
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Perhaps my favourite day out was to Slapton Sands where we wrapped up warm and took Arthur to the lovely great big pebble beach….a little different to the beaches he’s used to but he loved it, after all he loves the water and he loves playing with stones so what’s not to love for him!!
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Okay this is getting pretty lengthy now. Anyway I’ve got most of our big outings down here but also we had what felt like a lot of really nice quality down time as a family. And of course Arthur loved spending time with his Nana, Grandfarji and Uncle Will in Plymouth!

Daddy’s breakfast {The Ordinary Moments} #21

This week is a short little ordinary moments post that peeks at a tiny piece of our weekday mornings….Daddy’s breakfast. We are all up between half 5 and 6 every day (dictated by Arthur not us!!). First thing in the morning Arthur drinks some water […]

Things I found strange – Our UK Trip

So it had been two years since we had left the UK and we were really excited to go back for the summer to visit friends, family and places we hadn’t seen in a long time. Of course we had a wonderful summer, but, there […]

My Expat Family 2

Hello and welcome to the second ‘My Expat Family’ blog link up.  I’m sorry that this is late happening, I ended up taking a bit of an impromptu blog break over the summer while we were back in the UK but I promise from now on it will be a monthly thing!

Lets make it the second Thursday of every month *adds to calendar* 

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I look forward to reading all about your expat family!

 

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Trips to the Park {The Ordinary Moments} #20

Something that became an ordinary moment for our little family this summer was trips to the park. For the first couple of weeks the weather was mostly kind to us (despite the fact that Mark and I were freezing in the mornings and evenings…..wooly socks […]