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Day in the Life | Lavender, Fish & Chips

10th July 2018

 I feel like this summer has been one of those summers that I assumed only existed in fairytales. Endless stifling hot days punctuated with ice cream breaks and suncream applications. Permanent sunglasses grooves in noses, bronzed babies with dirty knees, paddling pools at every opportunity and an overriding sense of all-round contentness.

I’m desperate to make the most of this unusual British climate and decided we would get our yearly lavender farm fix, and what a beautiful day it turned out to be. Filled with Instagram cliche snaps and Lavender ice cream, what more could a girl want?!

Yorkshire Lavender FarmYorkshire Lavender FarmYorkshire Lavender FarmYorkshire Lavender FarmYorkshire Lavender FarmYorkshire Lavender FarmYorkshire Lavender FarmThrowing two kids about makes for tiring work. I have a picture of Nora flying in this skyline from every year for the last four years. I wonder how much longer her Daddy can manage the throw?! After this we headed to the lavender maze surrounded by the calming scent and the constant hum of bumble bees. We found our way to the centre whilst melting a little in the beaming sunshine, stopping off for lavender lemonade on our way.

Yorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender FarmYorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender Farm We’ve fondly nicknamed Woody “Forrest Gump” – that kid is obsessed with running away as fast as his chunky little legs can manage. It made for an extra specially sweaty trip in the 26 degree heat. This kid does keep me on my toes.

Yorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender FarmAnd my baby girl turns six on Monday, how did that happen? Just look at her, I can’t believe that she is my baby.

Yorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender FarmYorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender FarmYorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender FarmYorkshire Lavender FarmWe so rarely get a snap of the four of us and these are hilarious. If you look carefully you can see I’m using my phone as a remote. After a much needed ice cream break we headed to the play area where Nora of course needed the toilet, Woody had a tasty sand snack and Ste enjoyed the breeze on the swing.

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Yorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender FarmYorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender FarmI hope they remember these days fondly when they’re older. I hope the summer of 2018 lives on in their minds. I hope they remember their sticky ice cream hands and their sun kissed cheeks. I hope they remember how much they laughed when their Mammy was chased by a wasp and tried to act cool but failed miserably. I hope they remember their delight at their own fizzy drinks and the warmth of their fish and chips on their grass stained knees. I hope they remember it all.

Yorkshire Lavender FarmYorkshire Lavender Farm Yorkshire Lavender FarmThese Day in the Life posts are fast becoming my favourites and I’m always delighted to link up with my super talented gal pals to share their days with you too. Check out the beautiful images from the girls:

Zoe – My Little Wildlings 

Kaye – Hello Archie

Abbie – Lilypad & Bow 

Amber – Meet the Wildes

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