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Snapshots of Spain: Part 2

Another day trip we took was to the Old Town of Marbella which is really beautiful. It’s full of quirky boutiques and bustling cafes. We had a slow stroll round followed by a rather large half portion of churros served with deliciously thick hot chocolate. Best. Breakfast. Ever.

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This required a Londoner-style drippy action shot!

Churros & hot chocolate at Churreria MarbellaDon’t let Huxley’s expression fool you, he wolfed them down!

Hux-eating-churrosBy-the-poolFarmers Market at La Trocha Coin SpainJimmy's Iced Coffee tshirt

T-shirt – Jimmy’s Iced Coffee

Watermelon-headCalamariHux-eating-calamariHux-&-calamariBaby eating calamariHuxley LOVED calamari – almost as much as he loves apples (which keep him quiet for at least half an hour and he chomps right down to the core!)

Me-&-HuxCoin SpainTapas at Cruz de Piedra, Coin SpainGarlic toast in Cartama SpainThis is a popular breakfast dish and one of my absoulte favourite Spanish dishes. You rub the toast with garlic, then if you want, you can chop the remainder up and lay it on top before drizzling it in olive oil and spooning on fresh tomato puree. It is crazy good.

I took lots of video while I was away because for some reason I totally forgot to film any of Huxley’s first holiday to San Francisco which I was a bit sad about so I thought I’d make up for it by filming lots this time so I’ll edit that together soon and post it.

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Puppy sitting

This weekend we went puppy sitting at Nick’s parents house. It was their 30th anniversary and Nick’s dad whisked his mum away on a surprise romantic trip to Florence.

At times it was a bit stressful juggling a puppy and a baby. Luckily Huxley seems to quite like Harry but he does get a bit frustrated if he licks him too much but generally they just chase each other around.

However, it was AMAZING having a garden for a few days. We were literally outside the entire time, apart from the few quick bursts of rain we had, and it was glorious.

On Friday I sat outside with my computer on my lap in my bikini getting a tan while doing some work while Huxley splashed away at the water table and the puppy ran around chasing butterflies.

Friday night was my favourite. Once we’d put Huxley down to sleep, Nick & I sat in the garden with a cup of tea and some Galaxy chocolate listening to music, snuggled up in big jumpers watching the sky turn inky blue and watching the planes blinking overhead. And I had a tiny sleeping puppy to stroke. It doesn’t get much better than that!

In the morning the light over the garden was just breathtaking. All misty and mysterious with big golden beams of light streaming through the trees. I slipped on my new, amazingly snuggly sheepskin slippers that were kindly sent to me from SNUGRUGS and took my morning cup of tea out onto the patio and just sat listening to the birds going about their morning routine.


Until Huxley woke up and destroyed the peace…


Yesterday our friends Lauren & Ben popped over for a spot of lunch and Huxley and Lexi had a blast splashing around on the water table and playing with Harry.


All in all we had a lovely weekend, and although it was nice to come back and sleep in our own bed again, I will miss being outside so much. If you could all cross your fingers for me to sell our flat soon that would be lovely, thanks!

P.S. If you want to grab yourself a pair of snuggly slippers like mine then they have kindly offered 10% off for my readers. Just pop in ‘stylebox10′ at the checkout!

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Ellingham Show

On Saturday we went to the Ellingham Show.

My mum’s company sponsor the event every year and they have their own private tent with a free bar, hog roast & ice-creams. Aside from all the free food, we thought Huxley would love a day out with his nanny & granddad looking at all the animals.

The Ellingham Show is a proper country affair. There’s a main arena in the middle with show jumping, hunting displays and all sorts. The rest of the grounds are filled with dog shows, sheep shearing, cow judging, vintage tractors and cars and stalls packed full of all sorts of things to buy. It was great fun!

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Sunglasses: Chanel | Top: Junk Food | Shorts: H&M (now an absolute bargain at £3 in the sale!) | Shoes: Havaianas

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Hux is wearing: Hat: Baseball Hall of Fame Shop | T-shirt: John Lewis | Shorts: Gap | Shoes: Toms

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