Tag: sun

An Afternoon in the Sun

| July 10, 2013

Hubby and I enjoyed a couple of hours in the sun yesterday afternoon whilst Nanny and Imogen read books, played with Play Doh and splashed in the paddling pool.

We walked along West India Quay in London and viewed the old spice warehouses near Canary Wharf. These beautiful buildings have been turned into apartments, restaurants and the Docklands Museum.

west india quay

A pot of tea was refreshing in the hot weather as we sat under a large tree at Browns.

the photo gallery

canary wharf

The Eton Mess we shared was delicious.

canary wharf

The high rise office buildings in Canary Wharf sparkled in the sun.

canary wharf

Linking up with this week’s The Photo Gallery: Sun on the Sticky Fingers blog.

Splish Splash Splosh

| January 19, 2013

Baby cousins Imogen and Amber are having a great time playing together in New Zealand. It makes us all laugh when they’re squealing in delight and giggling at one another’s antics.

We’ve had some beautiful hot summer days so it was essential to get in the garden and fill up the paddling pool with some cool water for a splish splash splosh.

Baby Cousins

Baby Cousins

In the New Zealand you’ll find most babies and young children wear UV Protective Sun Suits.

I’ve since bought one for Imogen to help protect her skin and to minimise the amount of sun cream I need to use as a toddler who’s constantly on the go isn’t an easy target.

Hats are essential in the New Zealand summer sun. Don’t you love Imogen’s and Amber’s?

Splish Splash Splosh

Splish Splash Splosh

Spring Sunshine in Brittany

| May 31, 2012

We’ve just returned from a wonderful week’s holiday in Brittany, France. Our time was spent indulging in sun, sea, fresh air, country walks and the simple things in life.

We visited Les Rosaires, a beautiful beach on the North Coast which felt like an undiscovered piece of paradise.

Lac de Guerlédan in Central Brittany is a large man-made lake with several sandy beaches surrounded by forests and many marked paths for walking, cycling and horse riding.

Our daughter loved the gentle waves of the sea and fresh lake water on her toes.

The Nantes-Brest Canal was picturesque in the morning sunlight as we strolled along with our baby asleep in her pushchair.

Baguettes, cheese and tomatoes from the local market were devoured in the garden to a background chorus of birds singing. Sharing such simple pleasures with our baby made our first overseas holiday one that we will always treasure. We were truly a world away from central London.