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A day at the beach

We had a lovely day at the beach today. Huxley seriously loves the sea. He was just crawling straight into it with the waves crashing into his face without a care in the world.

Nick snapped some photos of me in my new bikini and I thought about whether or not I wanted to post them for ages. I still feel unsure about it but I’ve been walking around all day in it without a care in the world so this probably isn’t too different (apart from the permanence of things on the internet of course).

To be honest, I never thought I’d look this good after having a baby. Not that I think I look like Sjana or Em or Rosie Londoner or Natasha Oakley or anything but honestly I had images of flab and stretch marks for the rest of my life so I don’t think I’m doing too badly. And I’ve got to remember that it’s still a work in progress, although I am only a few pounds off my pre-baby weight now anyway so even if it doesn’t change then I’m still pretty happy. Although it does look like I’m stuck with that dreadful dark line down my stomach. Oh well. You win some, you lose some.

There’s a link to my bikini top here but the bottoms are sold out online.

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Afternoon tea in the garden

A few weeks ago I was kindly sent a Harrods breakfast tray hamper to review so I immediately called up my mum and asked her if she’d like to have afternoon tea together. (There’s also a tea towel in the hamper that I forgot to take pictures of).

Harrods breakfast tray hamper

My stepdad whipped up some enormous scones and a Victoria sponge for the occasion. I was dubious about the sponge as it looked so perfect that I was sure it was shop bought but he assured me it was homemade. My homemade cakes always look like they’ve been dropped on the floor! It was the lightest, airiest cake ever.

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Nick loved the butter crunch biscuits and scoffed about three in one go, which is really unlike him! Personally, they were a bit crunchy for me, I’m more of a soft & gooey cookie person but they were still nice paired with the breakfast tea.

All the foodie bits were absolutely delicious, but I’ll be honest, my favourite bit of the hamper was this lovely Harrods mug.

Harrods mug & scones

Harrods tea

Hux was such a good little boy and just chilled out in the garden while we stuffed our faces.

HuxMe-&-HuxTop: c/o Glamorous | Shorts: H&M | Shoes: Havaianas

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Open Farm Sunday

Yesterday was Open Farm Sunday. It’s a national event that happens every year where farms all over the country open up their doors/gates and let the public have a nosey around. It’s run by the charity LEAF as a way to get consumers back in touch with where their food comes from. It’s also a great day out for families and kids as lots of farms let you meet the animals, put on tractor rides, have live music and good food (although it varies from farm to farm so check the website for the best ones near you!)

We drove over to Myncen Farm just outside of Blandford and round the corner from Larmer Tree. It was absolutely beautiful and the perfect day for it. We met the 5 week old calves, stroked a chicken and saw some pigs. The queue for the tractor ride was massive so we gave that a miss as I don’t think Hux would have known what was happening anyway and went and grabbed a burger & some cider instead.

I had so much fun stomping around in my wellies and being out in the fresh air in the middle of the countryside. Fingers crossed for sunshine again next year!

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