Five on Friday

Easter flowers

{The lovely flowers that my parents brought last weekend are still going strong and brightening up the house on grey, rainy days.}


{I am determined to improve my photography skills and to that end have invested in two ‘female friendly’ books: The Busy Girl’s Guide to Digital Photography by Lorna Yabsley and A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman – the sisters behind one of my favourite blogs.}

Beautiful Bruges

{I’m off to Bruges for a weekend with some girlfriends in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait. I’ve never been before so if anyone has any tips on what to see/do apart from eat cake, drink coffee/wine and sleep I would be most grateful.}


{I’m not overweight but like many of us I could do with losing a few pounds before bikini season is upon us. I generally eat quite healthily but I have a sweet tooth and can often be found raiding the biscuit tin at 4pm to satisfy those afternoon sugar cravings. I’ve heard good things about the 5:2 diet so thought I would give that a go for a few weeks.}

Clemmie Golf

{Like father like daughter. Not satisfied with having got the boys into golf, my husband came home with a club for Clemmie this week. Looks like I’m destined to be the only non-golfer in our household!}

Happy Friday to you all! Hope you have a fantastic weekend. X


26 thoughts on “Five on Friday

  1. The best thing I did in Bruges was got lost. Just wandering the back streets was wonderful. Have a great time. Eat lots of chocolate – make sure there are no 2-days whilst you’re there!

  2. Love all these photographs, especially the last. 🙂 I am going to look into those books because I can always use hints for my photography. Bruges, how wonderful — all I can think of is lace, chocolate and crystal. Lucky you!

    • Thank you. Yes I’m really looking forward to a girlie weekend. I have been away for the odd night since the kids were born but never for longer than one night. But the time is right for some me-time. X

  3. What is this 5:2 diet? Clemmie is a cute golfer girl 🙂 Bruges is wonderful! Take a boat ride in the canals. And eat lots of belgian waffle 🙂 Sooooooo goood 🙂 Have a great trip! xoxo Fanni

    • The 5:2 diet is where you eat normally five days a week and have two days of fasting with max 500 calories. I’m so looking forward to a weekend away although I will miss my family I think it does us mums good to have a break now and again. xxx

  4. Oooh, a girls trip to Bruges?! That sounds awesome! Maybe it’s because I’m all the way across the pond, but anywhere over on your side sounds way cooler than somewhere in the US. 😛
    I am SO with ya on the losing a few pounds before bikini season! I don’t even want to think about putting on a bathing suit right now so I really need to crack down myself. Good luck on the photography! There are some rules and suggestions, but other than that, it’s a lot of practice! 🙂

    • I know I can’t wait! Although slightly nervous about leaving the kids I know I could do with a break. I’m hoping to go to the States next year. I lived in Massachusetts for a year when I was 19 but haven’t been to the US since 2002 when my husband and I went to NYC. I’m hoping the diet will work in time for the summer although I seem to be eating a lot on the non fasting days so I’m not that certain it will! X

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