We’re into April, and I can’t believe the heating is still on! The school playground has been awash with murmurings of another cold and wet spell due to head our way during the Easter holidays – please, no! We’re heading to Dorset for our break away, and I have everything crossed that it will, at least, remain dry.
March has really flown by and it feels I haven’t stopped for breath. In fact, I am just about recovered from a weekend in the Tuscany with 12 other family travel bloggers. We stayed at the stunning Villa Le Capanne and had the warmest of welcomes from the Giovannini family who own it. We ate so so much – Italians really do know how to put on a good spread and we also had time to explore nearby Volterra, Siena and Florence. Even though it was cold and wet for the most part, Tuscany is still beautiful and it was great to be able to share the experience with like-minded people.
Back home, our littlest guy has really found his stride and is enjoying exploring the great outdoors. He’s already so inquisitive and, even though he can’t yet speak, he certainly knows how to get his point across. I’m really enjoying watching him grow in character and I am extremely thankful that I am able to be at home with him to cherish these special moments.
We all had a family trip up to London’s Southbank to meet friends for lunch and from the train journey to watching skateboarders to candy floss and a carousel ride, Monkey really enjoyed himself. We also spent some time in Jubilee Gardens, which is directly beside the London Eye. It’s a good spot for families as there’s a great playground for children and this little section of London – even though it’s very touristy – it still a firm favourite of ours.
Monkey and I also had a little treat in the form of a trip to the theatre and a bite to eat afterwards. We went to see Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine, which is currently one of his favourite books and it was great fun, but more than that was seeing Monkey laugh out loud and join in. It’s been some a while since we’ve both had some time to ourselves, and I had such a wonderful night with him. He is also growing into a bright young boy, so full of enthusiasm and I’m trying to savour every minute.
Easter weekend saw us catch up with family and friends, as well as eat a ton of chocolate, but we are so looking forward to our getaway to explore the Jurassic Coast and go fossil hunting. We’ll all need to walk off the calories!
I do hope you all had a lovely Easter and enjoy the rest of the month – whether you staying closer to home, or heading off on an adventure, enjoy!