It’s the time of week I absolutely adore, Sunday afternoon, after a whirlwind week with family and the coconuts I am enjoying this downtime even more than usual. The kids have one more week off School, but as of tomorrow morning I am on a strict detox, the amount of chocolate that we have consumed this past week is nothing short of grotesque. Damn that evil Easter bunny! He is definitely a wolf in sheeps clothing, its just so hard to resist when you know there are eggs in the cupboards just screaming to be eaten. A few bites turns into half an egg, half an egg turns into a full one, next thing you know your rolling around in a chocolate induced high screaming for mercy. Okay maybe a little over exaggeration, but you get the idea. The thing is, the bambinos dont go near them yet the hub and I are like heroin addicts craving the next hit. Its any excuse to get the kettle on and get on the gear! As I write this I am listening to an album called ‘Animal Magic’ by Bonobo (Recommended by mi hermano, have to get that in there or he’ll have my guts for garters!) Its seriously so chilled and relaxing I’m almost falling asleep, beautiful music. I love the coconuts being off School, we have had a wonderful week full of creative days painting, visits to family, a trip to Alton Towers (Just a tip if you are planning a day out there, see if there are any deals online or discount vouchers about, as it ridiculously expensive. And thats coming from me who is terrible with money and probably over generous) Meals out, movie nights and lots of quality time. Next week is super busy, as it’s little Miss Isabella’s birthday (The to do & to buy, for that matter, list is as long as an orangutan’s arm!) Yesterday was the Grand National, So Liverpool was electric with atmosphere, I always feel like the media tries to take the shine off the day though, by humiliating unsuspecting victims with their fashion crimes. Liverpool is full of stylish, classy ladies, wouldn’t it be lovely if these cruel journalists would show that side of our city. What bugs me is most of the women they interview are not even from Liverpool. So ironic! It’s a great day for Liverpool though and I was kind of disappointed I decided not to go, especially as the sun was out too.I backed Sonnyhill boy (for obvious reasons) all I know is he didn’t win but I love the excitement of it all. With this post I’m going to let my pictures tell the story of our week, the hub won’t let me put him on here as he’s pretty camera shy, so to those who don’t know me personally, he will continue to remain a mystery.
Currently reading; ‘The Power’ by Rhonda Byrne. A really insightful book about the law of attraction, really uplifting and worth a read. ‘The rice mother’ (again!) by Rani Manika, reading this for the fifth time, it’s my all time favourite book and I recommend it one hundred million percent.
Currently hearing; Haim ‘Falling’ this song is on repeat in our house, the hubby and I are obsessed with it and I am certain I should be the fourth member! Jessie Ware, been loving this album for months now, still doesn’t get old, Personal favourite song ‘Taking in water’. The Foals, Holy fire, best song ‘My number’ Awsome! And last but not least, I’m still not tired of, Jason Mraz ‘I won’t give up’ hauntingly beautiful, gives me goosies and chokes me up (I am one of those emotional wrecks who cries at adverts, so a piece of amazing music really hits me where it hurts)
Currently loving; Primer by Nip & Fab, a lovely present off my bestie Nat, makes your make up go on so smooth and perfect. Vivienne Westwood Boudoir perfume, a recent present off my lovely hub, I’ve always loved this perfume but we’ve had a few years seperation and now we’re back together. Vaseline coco butter lip balm, addictive!
The Easter egg hunt begins, First little chocolate bunny on his pillow (Or MY pillow whichever way you look at it, this little menace sneaks in at 2 am on the dot every night without fail). A delicious breakfast of smoked salmon, poached egg on wholemeal toast.
Two little coconuts off too an Easter party at Nan & Grandads.
Spending time with some of their lovely cousins.
Creative days expressing themselves through art, My favourite way to spend time together. Sonny’s pictures always make us laugh!
‘The Gear’ And Sir Sonny on his way into Alton Towers; Hat & Coat by Zara, Jeans H&M, Suede aztec boots by Next.
Statement necklace Primarni bargin! And a sleeping angel (In our bed again!) looking rather skinny, I do feed him promise!
My Alton Towers outfit (It was like Siberia) Cashmere hat from Paris, Faux fur gilet Zara, Jumper H&M, Leather trousers H&M, High tops Next.
My beautiful boy basked in sunlight telling me his vivid dreams.
Imagine waking up looking like this. Angel.
My darling coconut off to a ‘Grand National’ party in his Heritage jacket by Next, Zara t’shirt, Asos kids skinny jeans and Next high tops.
Off out for a Chinese with my beautiful girl, Her shirt is Zara, Skirt H&M, Tights & Shoes by Next. My outfit Jacket, T’shirt and Jeans all Zara. Bag Gucci.
I love me some washed out ripped denim in the spring, Necklace bought in a boutique in Valencia by my mother… Consequently stolen by me. Sorry mum!
Chica y Madre. My shoes are by Topshop. I’m a sucker for a Mary Jane.
My girl off out to another social event, Jacket and T’shirt by Zara, Black jeans by Next, Bag asos.com, Loafers by Next.
Glad to see the back of us?
Surreal views on this snowy April in the UK.
Isabella and her friend Sophie at Alton Towers, My boy enjoying ice age in 4d (Mummy enjoyed this one too, indoors from the cold and doesn’t make you want to throw up. Perfect)
One cool coconut!
Isabella and her friend, totally in sync and not even realising it, the penguin walk! Isabella’s outfit; Coat Next, Scarf Zara, Denim cut off’s Matalan, Pumps are Vans.
Super smart on Easter Sunday, Sonny Jacket, trousers and boots all Next, Polo shirt Ralph Lauren. Isabella is all in Next.
My outfit, Trousers H&M, T’shirt cos, Shoes Zara, Balmain style jacket ebay, Necklace Primark.
Love the print of these trousers, not as much as I love his cheeky face though.
This is April is the UK… One minute the sun in shining, the next it’s snowing. The weather is bipolar.
Little Miss Independant, how elegant is my daughter? Wish I was half as stylish at her age.
I know this was a long one, but a lot happens in the week of a snap happy mum. These pictures weren’t even a fraction. Isabella calls me the paparazzi, somehow I don’t think she means that in a nice way. Thanks for reading, enjoy the rest of your Sunday guys.