Me & Mine {April 2017}

Oh April. You are usually a month I don’t like very much – grey and rainy and with still a while until the summer. But this year April has been pretty lovely. We have done so much and had so much family time too. It has been pretty perfect really.

The month started off with a weekend in Staffordshire where we went to Alton Towers, the waterpark and Warwick Castle. Alton Towers in one of the children’s favourite places and so we couldn’t wait to go back and they had a pretty amazing weekend.

Then we flew to Mallorca for a week where we made sandcastles on the beach, paddled in the sea and relaxed more than we have in months. It was such a nice and unexpected break away, something we didn’t realise we needed until we got there.

We came home and went to London for a weekend, cramming so much in with visits to the Sea Life London Aquarium, Shrek’s Adventure, the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and even a London Duck Tour. It was a busy, busy weekend but one we all really enjoyed as, although we live close to London, we really don’t get to go there often or spend a good chunk of time there. But, we had an apartment for the weekend and really made the most of it.

We spent the rest of the month at home, getting our house and garden up straight after our building work and trying to return to some sense of normality – the new normal that we are all really enjoying. It has been such a lovely, busy month with so much togetherness. It’s something we’re not really used to but something we are definitely appreciating. I don’t think I will ever get bored of family time.

Thank you April for being unexpectedly lovely. Here’s to an equally lovely and busy May.

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  1. April 30, 2017 / 9:01 am

    Sounds like a gorgeous month, you were close to us when at Alton Towers, we’re round the corner! We’re off to LEGOLAND and thinking of visiting Warwick Castle in June. Won’t it be nice to have your garden ready for summer. #meandmineproject

  2. April 30, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    Wonderful family captures this month Donna, really lovely to read you’re getting straight after all your building work too. Such a busy month for all but one that has been productive and enjoyed x

  3. April 30, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    You’ve had an amazing April and so much fun as a family. Since Alice has started school I now love April, as she is off for half of it! X

  4. May 1, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    I love that last photo, you look so happy there and proud of your family, I think your daughter sees that in the mirror and that’s what she’s smiling at πŸ˜€

  5. May 1, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    It sounds like you’ve had such a good April – your holiday photos looked amazing and made me realise what a great time of year this is for a holiday, it feels like we need one too! So glad you’re all enjoying the ‘new’ home too – we have a big extension planned in our future and I can’t wait to see how it transforms how we feel about our home.

  6. May 2, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I can’t believe how much you managed to fit into April – you must be exhausted! Fab photos though and lots of lovely memories. #MeandMineProject

  7. May 3, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    Sounds like a really busy month! We were the same, I think having the Easter holidays a bit later this year broke up April. Lovely family photos πŸ™‚ #meandmine

  8. May 6, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Won’t it be nice to have the garden done for summer we are having huge renovations to ours in three weeks I can’t wait. Although I bet it starts raining right when it finishes typical. Sounds like you have had some grand adventures together this past month. Lovely snaps. #meandmineproject

  9. May 14, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    You really did have a busy month didn’t you! I would love to get an apartment in London for a weekend, we live miles away in Wales so would love to have a gorgeous base for exploring the city! x

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