Sunday, 16 March 2008

Holiday snaps

Were back from our break and despite picking the worst week for weather rain and gale force winds we did enjoy ourselves! Above is the cottage where we stayed. Its in a village called Bourton-on-the hill I highly recommend it to anyone thinking of staying in the Cotswolds it was a little gem. Emily called it her fairytale cottage. Below my little Elliott looks a bit cheeky in this pic playing with his sis.

This is the pretty kitchen on the opposite side of the room is a huge inglenook fireplace where we enjoyed log fires on the stove in the evenings. This was Emily's room. This is a village called Lower Slaughter it was so peaceful the sun was shining with just the sound of the ducks quacking and splashing around.Also visited the villages Stow, Chipping Camden, Broadway, Bourton On The Water, Burford and fitted in a farm with activity playground and Warwick Castle. The Cotswolds was just as I had imagined very picturesque and full of character the villages were full of antique shops but after struggling through what seems like a obstacle course with a pushchair and a three year old who's like a bull in a china shop I gave up. We did have plenty of cream teas though there were pretty little tearooms everywhere like this one we visited.

Here's my little Emily eating a very large bun with raspberry spread! Its inside the Sally Lunn tearooms the oldest house in Bath which was once a bakery to Sally Lunn. They still bake buns to the exact same recipe today.
The day out to Bath went a bit wrong as it was 1hr 20 Min's drive from our cottage and it wasn't till we got there that we realised we had forgotten to put the pushchair back in the car after drying it off from the rain the day before! So after a few crossed words we ended up searching for a shop and buying this back pack. Mind you it's ended up being one of the best things we've bought its so much more easier to get around on days out. This pic is the roman baths which were amazing well worth a visit. After the Baths we went in search for the Cath Kidston shop all bit shattered at this point supplied Emily with a bag of sweeties to keep her happy. Never been to a Cath kidston shop before there was eye candy everywhere I looked. I treated myself to the glass tumblers also got a pink spot oilcloth gadget case for the new digital camera I'm planning for my birthday!
The toaster is from a shop called Octopus can you beleive we've not had a toaster for 6 yrs as we've always wanted to save for a Dualit one enoughs enough no more waiting for ages with the grill. Its very funky and brightens up my dismal kitchen (yes I don't like my kitchen it's a case of having to make do for now).

Bath had so many really good shops could of shopped till we dropped but it had been a very long day so we headed off back to the cottage.

Stevens back off to work tomorrow for a rest! The children are very full on when he's around because they love to play with Daddy and I'm back to my usual routine my house looks like a Chinese laundry at the moment honestly the amount of washing we get through is ridiculous I just look at it all in despair!


Summer by the sea said...

Your break sounds lovely and that cottage is gorgeous - I want that kitchen! - Im glad you got some shopping in, as I know how hard it is with children who have other ideas! - Keep on posting - Natalie x

jo said...

Glad you all enjoyed your break. The cottage looked wonderful. Perhaps we should pay a visit to the Cotswolds soon...

julia said...

What a fantastic cottage, really thoughtfully decorated, a gem!
Thanks for poppng by, I will be adding you to my ever expanding list on Bloglines. Reading your first post I agree, it does seem a strange thing to do writing a blog, but it's totally addictive!
Julia x

prettyshabby said...

Hello Sarah,
thanks for your message!
your holiday looked wonderful,what a pretty cottage you stayed in..The Cotswolds and cream teas..utter bliss!
Sairer x

Vanessa said...

Thanks for popping in on my blog, welcome to this strange land of virtual friends!

It looks like you had a great holiday in the Cotswolds! It's on my wishlist of places to visit, but I do like The Yorkshire Dales & the Lakes!

I will pop back soon

Vanessa s

White O'Morn Cottage said...

How lovely! I'm new to blogging too. ..Grat fun. Cheers...Pam