Saturday, 31 August 2013

52 Weeks Of Happy...4, 5 and 6/52

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, 
they just make the best of everything."
Joining in with Jen at little birdy and Gillian at Tales From A Happy House

If this post was a library book the fines would be frightening! 

I know this post is long overdue, especially as we have been back from holidays for almost two weeks but the truth is I have just been too busy to sit, type, tweak photos and publish. 

But I'm back, have finally written something. This is a combined post for three very happy weeks. I'm delighted to say I had the most amazing time on my holiday (Weeks 4 and 5). We loved loved loved it!

Then the week before the Bank Holiday (Week 6) was spent enjoying a whirlwind of lovely sunny days with friends. I met up with four separate groups of friends in three days! After a year of not really seeing anyone there was a lot of catching up to be done all across the summer holidays but especially this week.

So there were lots of happy times but here are some of my favourites...

Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby (Week 4)
Our gorgeous VW Campervan. We had such a super time riding around in her, cooking meals and sleeping in her cosy compartments. One of the best things was just being able to pull up in a picturesque spot, make a cup of tea, cut a slice of fruit cake and sit back and enjoy the view. Peaceful bliss!

North East Coastline (Week 5)
I fell in love with the North East coastline. It is heavely. The beaches between Seahouses and Bamburgh were some of the most tranquil, calm spaces I've ever seen: such white, vast sand. If they were in Cornwall or Devon, no doubt they would be packed out every day but on these you could find plenty of space and just sit yourself down quietly to enjoy looking out to the blue sea.

Share A Coke With Jo (Week 5)
Somewhat frivolous but I'd been looking for this for ages and found every name bar my own! I don't know why I was so intent on finding 'my' personalised bottle as I rarely ever drink Coca Cola but had kept looking whenever I wanted to buy a drink - such a clever PR move! I finally found a bottle in Durham. There were photos taken with it but it tasted just the same. Perhaps a more personalised advertising campaign would have been to 'Share A Pink Lemonade With Jo'? 

Time With Special Little People (Week 6)
Visiting friends means lots of time with their little people. Although some of them are not so little anymore - children really do grow quickly when you're not looking! This photo is of my god-daughter who is now 7 years old. We spent the day with Kaitlin and her brother Zac (aged 4 1/2) visiting the beach and the park before heading home for a special afternoon tea with them taking on the roles of waitress and chef. They are such lovely, kind children and I'm so proud of everything they're achieving at home and school. They have both learnt to ride their bikes this summer and it was fantastic to see them develop their confidence as young cyclists.

With school starting on Monday (that's where I've been most of this week) I'm definitely getting back to normal and will be writing those much delayed holiday posts over the next couple of weeks to show you all the delightful things that I got up to whilst 'up north'! x


  1. Ciao,
    what a beautiful post and beautiful images.
    I love the VW Bulli, in our journey to England we met a lot and see them is an emotion.

    1. Thanks for dropping by! I loved reading about your visit to England on your blog! x

  2. Ruby looks fab! Looking forward to reading about your adventures in our neck of the woods. All the best for Monday :-D

  3. Lovely happies. I love Ruby. Is she yours?

    I shall be catching up with old friend soon. I can't wait.

    Leanne x

    1. Sadly not! We hired her for the week but now we're tempted to get our own! x

  4. Lovely pictures, it's sad the summer hols are coming to an end, the weather this year has enabled us to do so much out doors.

    1. I know what you mean about the weather - it's made such a difference to being able to get out and about and enjoy life! x

  5. Beautiful pictures, and so much happiness! I am so glad that you have had time to relax and play.