We just returned from our summer hols - visiting family and friends back in the UK. It was so good to be back. And Naomi, well, she had the best time ever: "I love England, Mama".
My family live in a coastal town in the north of England, not too far from the Lake district. It was nice to be back by the sea, and also spend time in the beautiful countryside. The highlight of this trip was a hike to where my Dad's ashes were scattered. My Mum, sister and I all took the walk up there. It was beautiful, with a funny story thrown in - my mum had lent me some hiking shoes that she'd had stored in her closet. We'd barely started the hike when both soles fell off the walking boots! :)) Well, did we laugh! Thankfully my sister had a spare pair of sneakers with her, otherwise I would have been making the hike in my ballet flats! I know Dad would have rolled his eyes and had a good laugh at that one.
We also took a trip down to London to visit friends there. My little trooper did amazingly well walking her little feet off, and navigating the underground with me. We got to visit some of the major sites including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster... before spending a fun afternoon in St James park with friends.
I also visited Liberty London. Oh my! I could have spent the entire day here. Naomi of course had other ideas. But the store is oh so lovely and well worth the visit. (I made it up to Naomi with a trip to Hamleys which was just down the street - so we both got to visit magical stores filled to the brim with things we love :)
No trip is complete without some crafting. On this trip I was working on some 'tiger feet' socks, and a Halloween cross stitch from the gals at the frosted pumpkin.
I hope you have had the chance to do something fun this summer, and spend time with loved ones.