Wow, look at that castle! Henry said, and that was his introduction to Gloucester Cathedral. It's so peaceful, so beautiful, and it's always been one of my favourite places. It holds a lot of memories for me; my school had a Christmas service here each year, (I'll always remember the sea of navy blazers as the hundreds of girls made the cold walk to the Cathedral) and it was here that my uncle's funeral was held. Today we listened to the choir and explored the cloisters. Of course, the children are too young to know it was part of the magic of Harry Potter, but one day they can look back on these photos and know they were here.
This sweet wicker pram was mine as a little girl. I'm so thankful my mum kept it and I get to see my own daughter take joy in playing with it all these years later.
It's amazing what a good cry and some kind words can do. To each person who took the time to leave me a lovely message on yesterday's post, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. It lifted my spirits and means more than you can know 💕
The journey to the UK was horrendous. We stayed in a hotel near the airport the night before and Everly WOULD NOT sleep. Hours of screaming and eventually she fell asleep from exhaustion on the sofa (not the crib or bed.) Of course she later fell off, and Henry rolled off the bed, too, so more time spent getting them back to sleep. We woke at 5.30am to go check in. We almost missed our flight & had to run through the airport. We only just made it on; panting, sweating, and holding 2 crying children. Everly wriggled and cried for the entire 7.5 hours and didn't sleep a wink. After landing there was a 2 hour wait for our rental car, then a 2 hour drive to my parents house. We finally made it to bed at 3am. My parents also have another guest staying for a few days so there are a total of 7 people staying in their tiny bungalow. You can imagine how much fun that is with 2 jet-lagged toddlers who have no toys to play with and no space to run around. The inflatable mattress we thought Henry would be sleeping on wasn't there, so there's 3 of us sharing a double and it's as uncomfortable as you imagine. My mum is in a lot of pain with the cancer that has spread to her shoulder & she has another round of chemo tomorrow which will make her sick and fatigued for at least a week. Also seems unlikely that my brothers will be visiting on the same day as each other (if at all) so we will never be all together as a family again. Tying to look on the bright side, but I'm not really seeing one right now.
Feeling a little apprehensive about taking this crazy cat on a 7 hour flight back to the UK 🙈Henry's always been really easygoing but she is our little firecracker! Hopefully we can keep her distracted long enough to avoid any meltdowns 🤞🏻
Today on my blog I'm sharing my 5 minute makeup routine for glowing summer skin. These are my favourite products that are quick and easy to apply... perfect for busy mamas! Link is in the bio 👆🏻