Lesson one (for the kids) about travelling. Sometimes there's a little waiting time. On this occasion a full 8 hrs 😮 at Denver airport which couldn't be avoided. 6 hrs in and we're really feeling it. (Apart from some geeking around with the camera + a view of the runway).
A total of 11 hours hiking + we're done (in). We asked them what they would like as their prize? A visit to the fun park - where they ran around some MORE in those plastic hamster wheels on water. (I know this looks like double exposure + after listening to @stylonylon + @jaysinstaworld podcast I was thinking about trying that... but it isn't. It just happened this way.)
A few DMs asking where we're staying.... my brother has been to this area of Colorado before and with a bit of googling found this mountain lodge. It's really quiet, super clean + run by the loveliest family, the McGregors. This is our cabin where you can find us zzzzzzzz-ing from about 9pm...
We may have had a little whining. We may have slightly over-estimated our smalls. The trail might have been properly steep. But the scenery blew us away + now the beer (back at the cabin) tastes all the better. Ps one of the smalls did say to me mid hike - Mum, you know some people sit by a pool on holiday...
This one. Born to travel. Sleeping in my bed with me on this trip. A best friend any girl could have. And always pointing out the obvious pitfalls when I'm day dreaming.
For (literally) years I have promised to bring his cousins to Iowa. This small man is beside himself to show them around. And of course we've all been up since dawn with excitement. #iowacity #utternephewlove
And E X H A L E... school is over + out. The long summer lies ahead. Full of adventures + new experiences. My favourite part of being a mum are these summer months when we can see them live + relax + breathe.
Apparently Taylor Swift's annual 4th July party is something to write home about. But it wasn't because Ms Swift opted out of entertaining this year that I found myself in this exclusive dinner setting. @buildingfeasts and her supper club co-founder @jeremyacoleman threw the most amazing garden party to celebrate 🇺🇸 + all feasting was taken as seriously as possible after the @themarylebonelondon 🍹... #eatwithbuildingfeasts
I'm such a sucker for tradition. Annual Gathering - at her school - has taken place on the last day of the summer term since 1880. The girls all have to wear white to church. Just so happens that the church is at Oxford Circus, the sun was shining + we love London.