Saturday, 22 August 2015

14th August - 22nd August - One Picture Everyday For One Year

Wow what a week!

You have probably noticed that on the social media front things have been very quiet. This is due to us going on holiday for a week and discovering that we have absolutely no signal in the village that we were in. We did get the odd signal while out and about but had a real break from everything online. I did miss it a lot but at the same time the break has done me good. Now that we are back I am raring to go again!

Last week I did a shorter round up of our week, therefore this week is is slightly longer.

Here is our holiday week in pictures...

Friday 14th August 2015

Friday was the day that we left for our holiday. As we were going with my mother in law who does not drive a lot we decided that it would be easier to hire a 7 seater car. This picture was taken as we were waiting for the hubby to get the car. Once we had the car we set off but Friday was very stressful getting everything ready!

Saturday 15th August 2015

After a good nights sleep we went to the village to explore what there was. We found an amazing little deli and coffee shop, Quarmby's, which became our daily call in point for lovely coffees and matcha lattes! This picture was taken on the walk to the deli for coffee. As it was so quiet the three children loved being able run ahead! On Saturday we visited Yorkshire Lavender Farm which was a lovely place to walk around.

Sunday 16th August 2015

On Sunday we went for a walk around the gardens at Castle Howard. These were so beautiful and we could have easily spent a lot more time there than we did. 

Monday 17th August 2015

On Tuesday we visited the Black Sheep Brewery and met up with my sister in law and her husband which was lovely. We all enjoyed a delicious lunch and of course tasted what Black Sheep had to offer! After lunch we ventured further north to the Forbidden Corner. After going to an underground area Isabella was a bit scared so the hubby took the twins and his mother to the cafe while Joseph and I enjoyed a bit of time together just the two of us discovering the magical gardens.

Tuesday 18th August 2015

Wednesday was an absolute wash out so we decided to visit the National Railway Museum in York. We later went for a wet walk around the city centre before having a meal.

Wednesday 19th August 2015

Thankfully on Wednesday the rain had stopped. On Wednesday we went for a drive in the country and ended up at Ampleforth Abbey which was such a beautiful tranquil place, until the twins descended! However, joking aside, even with the madness that comes with our family it was such a peaceful place in such a stunning area.

Thursday 20th August 2015

On Thursday we visited a place that the hubby and I have wanted to visit for a long time. We went over to Harrogate and went to RHS Harlow Carr. While we were there we also became RHS members. We have decided that we are going to set aside a weekend a month to spending more time out together as a family and have more days out. We cannot wait to have more time to discover the amazing Harlow Carr.

Friday 21st August 2015

On Friday, after we returned home, we went out and went car shopping. After having the 7 seater for the holidays we have realised that we do need more space in our family car. All of Fridays pictures were of financial details. Instead of sharing those details I have decided to share a quote that I saw at the Abbey which I think is a great one to remember.

Saturday 22nd August 2015

Saturday has been all about a new car! After test drives, negotiations and a long day we decided to buy a car just like this one. This is the car that we had a test drive in but have bought a brand new car which I cannot wait to get. It will be like this one but black!

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  1. awwww Kirsty what a lovely holiday you have all had. I think it would be nice to get away completely from all things social media , although hard aswelll! at least the weather did not ruin your time away (and the is meant to be summer!)
    and wow a new car - how lovely! i keep asking if i can have one, but keep being told no, not yet! x

  2. Through rain and shine, it looks to me that you all had a great holiday. And visited some amazing places. Woo hoo how exciting about the new car!! Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xx

  3. Looks like you had a great holiday. Lots of different activities to appeal to the different age ranges.
    I am jealous of the new car, I really wish I had that sort of money ( or could commit to that sort of financial uptaking) My daughter loves her 7 seater, but with 4 kids she has no choice.

  4. Ah we were on holiday this week, too, and it was great! Your pictures are gorgeous, I love that view in Wednesday's picture.

  5. Sounds like a lovely holiday! Great photos! I bet you can't wait to get that car - it looks fab x #HappyDaysLinky

  6. love the photo of you all in the car, raring to go. It's been years since I went to Castle Howard, I grew up in York and it was a regular school trip

  7. Wow! A new car and a holiday! I have always wanted to go to Castle Howard as well. Great week #TWTWC

  8. What a lovely holiday, I love this idea for a photo a day I might have to try it next year. #HappyDays

  9. Ohh your new car (or the one just like it) looks lovely. :)

    I bet it was quite nice not having signal in someways?


    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  10. Oh so jealous you are getting a new car!! It looks lovely! Have a great week. Thanks for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x


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