Saturday, 30 April 2011


...........Wow, it's felt like I have been away for ever! I have really missed you all..........and boy, do I have a lot to catch up on! So, apologies if it takes me this next week to get round to you to say hello and reply to emails. You know what it's like. Coming back from being away somewhere takes an age to sort out and get back to normality!

So........Easter..........Did you all have a good one? I know it probably seems like a lifetime ago now!

We all went down to Wales to visit family. It was the perfect week. It has been full on in the H household these past few months and Mr H and I desperately needed a change of scenery and pace. The week being so perfect weather wise, made it for us.

We spent almost everyday at a beach. 

Rock pooling and hunting for crabs and starfish

The Bears had the time of their lives. They were worn out every night by sea air and running up and down sand dunes, along beaches and sea fronts. To breath the sea air in the lungs, sit on the beach with the sun in your face, listen to the waves greet the was heaven. I needed it.........Mr H needed it. I have come back a shade darker and a sprinkling of freckles........Mr H looks like he has had a months holiday in some hot mediterannean country, it's shocking!!!!!!

I would wake up every morning bright and early and go and sit outside to have my cuppa. Sat on the outlaws swing seat, listening to the trickle from the pond and the fish dancing in the water. Listening to the songs of the morning birds, looking at the morning bugs hard at work on the blossoming flowers, looking up at the big, clear blue sky and knowing it's going to be another beautiful day! Ahhhhhhhhhh that was bliss. Those morning moments make it for me!

My morning sky view
And making sure I got a stripy wash done!

The garden flowers were out, which I was taking full advantage of. I took some photos of my tulips in my garden before I left as I knew they would be gone by the time I got back. The weather was so hot, I feared that everything would be dead, so, I was definitely going to take advantage of the flowers every morning when I had my outside cuppa!

There was so much colour everywhere.......very smile enducing, and the sun shining made it all gleam just that little bit more!

We managed to remember to pack the Easter buckets and eggs for the hunt....

When we wern't at the beach the boys had fun in the garden

My beautiful sister-in-law lives close by also with her husband and three Bears too! All six Bears had the most amount of fun in the garden. As you can imagine...........6 young boys...........a lot of lively fun!!!!!!! They loved it! I loved spending time with my sister-in-law. She is another me, only way cooler, and completely gorgeous! She had a mega busy week and it was such fun helping her! I should explain.......A couple of you know her, but probably don't know that we are related! If you take a peep at her blog here and read her posts, you will know why I had such a fun time!!!!!!!!! I missed her terribly when we left! I did come back with the most fantastic of goodies though courtesy of my sister-in-law and my mother-in-law. It took ages for Mr H to pack up the car as it was all coming back with me.....more on the goodies in another post!!!

We got back late Easter Monday and the Bears went back to school the next day. We were sad to come back.

Mr H had taken this past week off too, so it was nice to spend a bit of peaceful time together without the Bears. So........I took full advantage of being away from the computer and checking my emails and concentrating solely on the family.

Now, it is back to reality with a thud and life resumes at the hefty pace it did a couple of weeks ago. It was the most perfect 'pick me up' and I hope it carries me for quite a while!!!!!

Right, off now. I have a million chores to do that will take a few days to get sorted. Once they are done and some assemblence of order has been resumed in the H household, I will make a start getting back to all of you who have contacted me about bits and bobs! Sorry for the delay again.......promise will be on top of it all soon!!!!!!

Cheerio all!



  1. Welcome back Mrs Coco Rose - what a wonderful really does make all the difference....sea and soul.

    I'm just waiting for some brownies to cook - so best go - cheerio.

    Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday.

    Nina xxx

  2. Welcome home sounds like you had a magical time. Wales is really beautiful and those beaches wonderful with there golden sand. The weather has been wonderful for the half term we have all been very lucky. Beautiful photo's of your flowers ans clear and bright. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

  3. Looks like you have had a fabulous break away, god to see you back with all your gorgeous photographs xox

  4. You're back, you're back, you're back!!!!!!! Hurrah hooray hurrah!!! I MISSED you! Weeeeeeeeee! Lurvely photo's, a real treat. So glad you had smashing time. Very much looking forward to seeing all your news and goodies. Delighted you had a perfect break. Mine was fab too and I was so worried about entertaining the 3 mud thugs for that long but it was just perfect. Oh how I love my little buggers!!!! xxx

  5. what absolutly beautiful pictures. Love the washing line! Just made me feel good looking at the flowers.xx

  6. Sounds like a perfect time away :) x

  7. Looks like you all had a great time. I am very jealous of Mr. H because I am pale and interesting and NEVER go brown! Starfish in Wales? Really? Because I'm nosey I am going to check out your s.-in-law now! Your flower photos are gorgeous as always. Love to you, Linda x

  8. Hello my lovely friend!
    Love your photographs so much you talented one!
    Thanks for the lovely lovely lovely words,
    you are too awesome and too kind and it is me who is the lucky one to know such an amazing person!
    I miss you too, so much, car boot wasn't the same without you today!
    Thanks again for being part of the Fancy Vintage team last week!
    What would I have done without you and your great eye for vintage china!
    BIg Big Big huge Hugs, xxxx

  9. Looks like you had the best time...rockpools and starfish = happy boys :) hope you manage to hang on to that holiday feeling for a bit longer
    but glad you are back :)
    x x x x x x x x

  10. Sounds like you had a glorious time but I'm glad to have you back! Cx

  11. chores shmores...enjoy the sunshine while you can!!
    nice to see you back, and glad you had super hols.
    fee ♥

  12. Welcome home! Glad you had a super break and good weather! Your pics are fab as always.Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend. :0)

  13. Such lovely photos, I enjoyed them all. It looks as if you had a marvellous time - the perfect break. Have a lovely week.
    Helen x

  14. Wonderful photos as always, the flowers look so beautiful

  15. Glad you had a lovely break and managed to recharge your batteries!!

    S x

  16. i love the starfish pics and all the flowers particularly that sweet daisy are stunning!

    wishing you a happy and magical month of May xxx


  17. Lovely to have your colourful posts back! Welcome home. x

  18. Your garden must be a picture if those photos are anything to go by. I think you are so lucky to have been away. Mr Fairy has no inclination to go anywhere,ever, ever, ever! Have a lovely week. Dev x

  19. Thanks for sharing those awesome photos! I love the starfish :) for some reason, I thought they were stiff, but apprently, they bend! ha! What a revalation! It also gives me an idea for a cute crochet baby blanket with a nautical theme! Glad you enjoyed your vacay & welcome back

  20. Your pictures are always great and inspiring, but these flower pictures are just sublime, they blew me away! Thanks for sharing! :)

  21. It sounds and looks amazing - you lucky thing x

  22. Always such a delightful ray of sunshine you are x
    look at your boys and the easter egg hunt- your holiday and those star fish- beautiful piccys huni x
    i fall in love every time i visit your blog...
    Im glad you've been enjoying yourself xxxx

    A little gifty will arrive by post by lunchtime tomorrow- from ya kazzzzzzzy xxxxxx


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