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 We're back after a little trip to Devon again, where Theo and I went to stay with Rob's Grandparents whilst Rob went on a stag do. The weekend consisted of walking to the sea front, looking in charity shops, watching trains, visiting a garden centre leisure park, riding on a mini steam train, petting some animals, watching a steam train, looking at more trains, playing with trains and tractors...did I mention that a lot of trains were involved?!

We had a lovely relaxing weekend, and it was great to get so much fresh seaside air. Theo learnt how to say Grandpa too, which is great but he still refuses to say Mummy or Granny...

On Friday before we went our separate ways Rob and I visited a wedding venue...and I think we're pretty sold on it. I've already started to work out logistics and plan bits in my head, and have gone a bit mad on pinterest...There have been so many wedding anniversary's floating around the internet recently, and it makes me so excited to get married and to share that happiness!                                                                       

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 We're back after a little trip to Devon again, where Theo and I went to stay with Rob's Grandparents whilst Rob went on a stag do. The weekend consisted of walking to the sea front, looking in charity shops, watching trains, visiting a garden centre leisure park, riding on a mini steam train, petting some animals, watching a steam train, looking at more trains, playing with trains and tractors...did I mention that a lot of trains were involved?!

We had a lovely relaxing weekend, and it was great to get so much fresh seaside air. Theo learnt how to say Grandpa too, which is great but he still refuses to say Mummy or Granny...

On Friday before we went our separate ways Rob and I visited a wedding venue...and I think we're pretty sold on it. I've already started to work out logistics and plan bits in my head, and have gone a bit mad on pinterest...There have been so many wedding anniversary's floating around the internet recently, and it makes me so excited to get married and to share that happiness!                                                                       

escape to the sea-side

As you know this weekend we took a little trip down to Devon to visit Rob's grandparents. It was a total last minute decision, arranging and going on the same day. It's been a tough few weeks around here, and I'm not really sure why. I just feel like we're stuck in a little bit of a rut, I'm getting bored and frustrated a lot by just being at home all day, everyday. Well I do try and go out everyday but some days I have no plans and feel defeated and lethargic. It's a horrible feeling. So I decided I needed a change of scenery, and a bit of a break. There is something very refreshing about throwing some clothes into a bag, packing up the car and just driving. It was exactly what we needed.


Rob's Grandparents live in Teignmouth, a little seaside town near Torquay. The weather was typically unpredictable and we got caught in more than one downpour, but that still didn't ruin our weekend. On Saturday we had a lie in, whilst the grandparents took Theo into town for a little stroll. We joined them not long after, not before looking through all the charity shops (seaside chazza's are always pretty good!) We met them by the train track that runs along the sea front, and were greeted by a very excited little boy who had been waving at all the trains going by! We stopped for some chips on the seafront whilst we sheltered from a shower.













We then made our way to the pier, and Theo had a snooze which left Rob and I to go wild and explore the arcade. It is without a doubt the best pier or arcade I've ever been to! Forget Brighton Pier, Teignmouth is amazing! It does have the usual flashy fruit machines and lots of loud noise, but what makes this pier amazing is that the further you work your way down the better it gets, because the modern machines are fazed out and it becomes an amazing vintage game wonderland! Of course there are tons of 2p machines, but there are all sorts of amazing gambling machines, with brilliant designs and old mechanisms. I went a little photo crazy as you can imagine. It continues outside also with an array of rides with hand painted signs, and slightly dubious looking mechanics...(I'm sure they're safe, but I don't think I'd be getting on the roller coaster at the end of the pier!)












And to top it all off right at the end, Rob won £5 on a slot machine, after putting in a mere 30p! Excellent!

We spent the evening in watching the epic night of Olympics that Saturday night turned into be! We were all cheering away, it was so much fun, and I definitely shed a few tears! (I have always love the Olympics, but this year I have been glued to it, I'm so gutted we didn't get the chance to go) 

But anyway more to come on our weekend away soon!

oh and p.s did you all see my Peach, pear, plum giveaway on Fritha's blog? I'm giving 20% discount on orders using a code for my first month! Please go take a look, and spread the love via facebook/twitter/etsy if you can! Thank you so much!!


escape to the sea-side

As you know this weekend we took a little trip down to Devon to visit Rob's grandparents. It was a total last minute decision, arranging and going on the same day. It's been a tough few weeks around here, and I'm not really sure why. I just feel like we're stuck in a little bit of a rut, I'm getting bored and frustrated a lot by just being at home all day, everyday. Well I do try and go out everyday but some days I have no plans and feel defeated and lethargic. It's a horrible feeling. So I decided I needed a change of scenery, and a bit of a break. There is something very refreshing about throwing some clothes into a bag, packing up the car and just driving. It was exactly what we needed.


Rob's Grandparents live in Teignmouth, a little seaside town near Torquay. The weather was typically unpredictable and we got caught in more than one downpour, but that still didn't ruin our weekend. On Saturday we had a lie in, whilst the grandparents took Theo into town for a little stroll. We joined them not long after, not before looking through all the charity shops (seaside chazza's are always pretty good!) We met them by the train track that runs along the sea front, and were greeted by a very excited little boy who had been waving at all the trains going by! We stopped for some chips on the seafront whilst we sheltered from a shower.













We then made our way to the pier, and Theo had a snooze which left Rob and I to go wild and explore the arcade. It is without a doubt the best pier or arcade I've ever been to! Forget Brighton Pier, Teignmouth is amazing! It does have the usual flashy fruit machines and lots of loud noise, but what makes this pier amazing is that the further you work your way down the better it gets, because the modern machines are fazed out and it becomes an amazing vintage game wonderland! Of course there are tons of 2p machines, but there are all sorts of amazing gambling machines, with brilliant designs and old mechanisms. I went a little photo crazy as you can imagine. It continues outside also with an array of rides with hand painted signs, and slightly dubious looking mechanics...(I'm sure they're safe, but I don't think I'd be getting on the roller coaster at the end of the pier!)












And to top it all off right at the end, Rob won £5 on a slot machine, after putting in a mere 30p! Excellent!

We spent the evening in watching the epic night of Olympics that Saturday night turned into be! We were all cheering away, it was so much fun, and I definitely shed a few tears! (I have always love the Olympics, but this year I have been glued to it, I'm so gutted we didn't get the chance to go) 

But anyway more to come on our weekend away soon!

oh and p.s did you all see my Peach, pear, plum giveaway on Fritha's blog? I'm giving 20% discount on orders using a code for my first month! Please go take a look, and spread the love via facebook/twitter/etsy if you can! Thank you so much!!


yaya's garden

This week we went to visit yaya as it feels like ages since I last saw her and Andy properly, as I didn't actually spend that much time with them at the wedding!

Even though it was a bit of a rainy day we still had a potter around the garden. Here in Bristol we have a little bit of a garden, enough to have a small play, but definitely not enough for Theo to run around to his hearts content. When I was little we lived in the countryside for a while where we had a massive garden, then woods and fields beyond that. I would spend my days making dens, climbing tress, riding my bike through the countryside and playing in streams. I know that unless we eventually move to the countryside something like this won't really be possible for Theo in the city, so I'm so glad we have somewhere like yaya's house and garden to come to...but maybe one day we'll have a big garden and some animals...














yaya's garden

This week we went to visit yaya as it feels like ages since I last saw her and Andy properly, as I didn't actually spend that much time with them at the wedding!

Even though it was a bit of a rainy day we still had a potter around the garden. Here in Bristol we have a little bit of a garden, enough to have a small play, but definitely not enough for Theo to run around to his hearts content. When I was little we lived in the countryside for a while where we had a massive garden, then woods and fields beyond that. I would spend my days making dens, climbing tress, riding my bike through the countryside and playing in streams. I know that unless we eventually move to the countryside something like this won't really be possible for Theo in the city, so I'm so glad we have somewhere like yaya's house and garden to come to...but maybe one day we'll have a big garden and some animals...














a hungover sunday

yeh, you heard me, hungover! For the first time in what seems like forever, Rob and I went out on Saturday night!

Well Rob was out all day photographing the wedding of an old work friends, and I joined him in the afternoon for the reception. Luckily and very kindly Robs parents came over in the day to watch Theo, and then my Mum and Andy came later to do the night shift. This was the first time I'd ever left Theo in the evening with someone other than Rob, and for someone to try and get him to sleep without me feeding him, so I was a little bit anxious to say the least. My Mum did get him to eventually go to sleep, but late as I think he was a little bit over excited to have so many grandparents in one room! I kept checking my phone for a distress call, but none came, so we proceeded to get a little bit tipsy...

It was fun, and silly, and we even danced at the end to the cheesy disco. I felt relaxed and it was great to have a proper evening with Rob, that wasn't interrupted. Theo was asleep when we arrived home (before midnight and everything!) and woke up a little after two, we managed to settle him back to sleep without too much pain! I was a little worried about the next day, as dealing with Theo on a normal day is challenging sometimes, but with a hangover...I was dreading it. Luckily my Mum and Andy were there in the morning to help out, but actually I got up with Theo before anyone else was awake. I think hangovers are a bit better to handle if you just get up and get on with things...with the help of paracetamol and a fry up of course!

So anyway, when Rob eventually got up and my Mum left, we decided to take a little trip to Grimsbury Farm. I wanted to get out the house and get some fresh air, and I know that Theo loves going to places like this. Plus the weather was good for the first time in...forever?

We had fun meeting the goats (the the kids!) and practicing Theo's farm animal noises! You may notice Theo's costume change, and the reason behind this being that he had a spectacular fall in a lot of mud! He went for a little wander by himself, and as Rob chased him to pick him up, he bolted off the path and went face first into a big sludge puddle! I'm still kicking myself that I didn't get a photo, but when he's upset and his arms, legs and face are covered in mud, it's hard to remember to take a photo before cleaning him up!

So all in all we had a very good weekend! I feel a little bit more confident in leaving Theo in the capable hands of Grandparents, and am looking forward to some more nights out in the future...


a hungover sunday

yeh, you heard me, hungover! For the first time in what seems like forever, Rob and I went out on Saturday night!

Well Rob was out all day photographing the wedding of an old work friends, and I joined him in the afternoon for the reception. Luckily and very kindly Robs parents came over in the day to watch Theo, and then my Mum and Andy came later to do the night shift. This was the first time I'd ever left Theo in the evening with someone other than Rob, and for someone to try and get him to sleep without me feeding him, so I was a little bit anxious to say the least. My Mum did get him to eventually go to sleep, but late as I think he was a little bit over excited to have so many grandparents in one room! I kept checking my phone for a distress call, but none came, so we proceeded to get a little bit tipsy...

It was fun, and silly, and we even danced at the end to the cheesy disco. I felt relaxed and it was great to have a proper evening with Rob, that wasn't interrupted. Theo was asleep when we arrived home (before midnight and everything!) and woke up a little after two, we managed to settle him back to sleep without too much pain! I was a little worried about the next day, as dealing with Theo on a normal day is challenging sometimes, but with a hangover...I was dreading it. Luckily my Mum and Andy were there in the morning to help out, but actually I got up with Theo before anyone else was awake. I think hangovers are a bit better to handle if you just get up and get on with things...with the help of paracetamol and a fry up of course!

So anyway, when Rob eventually got up and my Mum left, we decided to take a little trip to Grimsbury Farm. I wanted to get out the house and get some fresh air, and I know that Theo loves going to places like this. Plus the weather was good for the first time in...forever?

We had fun meeting the goats (the the kids!) and practicing Theo's farm animal noises! You may notice Theo's costume change, and the reason behind this being that he had a spectacular fall in a lot of mud! He went for a little wander by himself, and as Rob chased him to pick him up, he bolted off the path and went face first into a big sludge puddle! I'm still kicking myself that I didn't get a photo, but when he's upset and his arms, legs and face are covered in mud, it's hard to remember to take a photo before cleaning him up!

So all in all we had a very good weekend! I feel a little bit more confident in leaving Theo in the capable hands of Grandparents, and am looking forward to some more nights out in the future...