I can’t remember how I heard of The Landmark Trust, to be honest I was probably Googling ‘holidays in a castle’ for when Huxley is a bit bigger! They offer short breaks in restored historic buildings. You can stay in castles, chateaus, water towers, gothic temples and disused train stations. Most of them are in the UK but there are a couple in France and Italy. They are also a bloomin’ bargain! Especially if you go in a group and split the cost. You can stay in a castle that sleeps 4 people for 4 nights for £551 which works out at £34.44 a night! You’d be hard pushed to find a decent hotel for that amount!
How beautiful are these photos? And how amazing does Paige look?
I read this piece on the BBC News website about failure and why it’s good for us to fail sometimes. My favourite bit is the last two paragraphs:
“If failure can train us to be more courageous in life, we should also be just as brave at recognising and shouting about success.
The year after failure week, Wimbledon High School ran “blow your own trumpet” week. As Hanbury explains, it is not only time to take the “sting out of failure” but also the “embarrassment out of pride.”
I love this outfit and Sarah has styled it so well. The plain black top and nude heels complement the beautiful skirt perfectly.
Yes, I know, Nicole again. I can’t help it. Her blog is just so good. These photos are from her snowy trip to New York at the beginning of the month and it really really does look like a wonderland.
My new blog crush is The Daileigh by Ashleigh. I love her style and she’s totally gorgeous. You know those blogs that you have to read back through all the previous posts? Yeah, it’s one of those.
I’m a sucker for an amazing weight loss transformation and my jaw literally dropped when I saw Emily’s post. We were pregnant at the same time and I remember back then looking at her maternity posts and thinking ‘my god, she still looks so slim and lovely’ so to see how incredible she looks now is just amazing – and to have achieved that in 10 short weeks!
Josey Baker lives in San Francisco. He bakes bread. He is awesome. We were lucky enough to sit down and have a coffee and a natter with Josey back in 2012 the last time we were in San Francisco and he excitedly told us about his plans to open his own place, The Mill. Now that place is open and up and running and looks amazing. There was a bit of a media storm surrounding their $4 toast (which I don’t think is unreasonable) and we can’t wait to go and try it out and show our support. He’s also got a book coming out very soon! This lovely video shows his journey and hopefully shows you what an epic human he is.
We’ve been watching a lot of CBeebies lately. Nick and Huxley’s favourite is Waybuloo. But I’m head over heels for Small Potatoes. It’s just adorable. (They are only 3 minutes long)
10. Grand Budapest Hotel
My mum and stepdad came to babysit Huxley so that Nick & I could go to the cinema to see Grand Budapest Hotel. We’re both huge Wes Anderson fans so were pretty excited. It was amazing. I cannot express how incredible Ralph Fiennes was in it. And the kid that plays Zero. It was just perfect (apart from Jude Law being in it. He was fine but I just don’t think he’s the right fit for a Wes Anderson film). Go see it!