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Friday, 2 June 2017

Five on Friday Jumble

May has been a total whirlwind of a month for us, I've only just realised it's June!

The Face You Make When A Palm Tree Grows Out Of Your Head

I've been a terrible blog neighbour of late, owing largely to the amount of travelling about we have done. In the last 6 months we've moved around more than we have in the last 6 years! Although I suppose that is all about to change because we'll be far too busy building the new house to have any time for travel. This week we have finally been told that the paperwork is ready to sign for us to officially complete on the purchase of our new land, it's only taken since January! So things will start getting very busy very soon after that.

Like Father Like Son

Last weekend we escaped on a last minute getaway a bit further south in La Manga to see the brother-in-law before he returns to the Falklands for work. Its a beautiful place with fantastic beaches and a great coastal atmosphere. It really reminds us of just how remote and rural we are where we live, the fact that we get excited when we visit somewhere that has more than one restaurant!

Two Of The Most Amazing Women In The World
It was great to spend time away as a family together, away from home and the businesses and our day to day lives. Carly especially has been so busy with Lucky Sew and Sew and releasing the new collection that we haven't had much time to all just have fun together. That's not to say we don't have fun, just that it always seems to end up that someone is working and misses out, usually Carly!



Breastfeeding Sat On The Harbour Wall, As You Do!
It was great to reconnect, to build sandcastles and walk barefoot on the beach, to re-wild a little. Aurora is at that age now where in one photo she looks like a grown woman and in another she looks like the tiny baby that in my eyes she will always be. I love the photo above of her and Carly breastfeeding on the harbour wall, as you probably know Carly is a massive breastfeeding advocate, not surprising since the core of her business is designing and creating hand made nursing bras.

I'll leave you with a snap of the view from our apartment that weekend, our little slice of paradise before the storm of building an entire house ourselves. Thanks for stopping by this week for Five on Friday, we hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Cheers To The Weekend

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30 comments

  1. What a wonderful holiday feeling in your photos!
    Greetings from Germany

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  2. Your pictures make me want to go away right away, but I have to wait until end of June and then it will be rather cool I make a roundtrip through Ireland. I am surprised that your wife is still breastfeeding, women stop mostly after 6 months maximum. The others earlier because they have to go back to work.

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    1. Our daughter is 2 years old and will continue to be breastfed until she weans herself off naturally which could be another year

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  3. What a lovely break! Wishing you well with all the building, I bet you csn't wait to get cracking.

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  4. I enjoy this beautiful summer scene . my favourit is the last - looks like a really good time :)

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    1. certainly a "wish you were here" photo

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  5. I do wish I had known about Carly designing nursing bras, my daughter has had such a struggle finding them to fit properly. Congratulations on getting all the paperwork completed for your new home. Beautiful photos.

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    1. aww such a shame tha it's too late, Carly could have done her a made to measure set :)

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  6. Looks like a very happy holiday time in La Manga. Congrats on the purchase of your land...how exciting.

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    1. thanks Fiona, certainly exciting times :)

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  7. Cheers to the weekend! Oh how I envy your sun and hot weather - send some to me, please!

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  8. Sounds like you timed your get-a-way perfectly! What a gorgeous location! Happy Friday!

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  9. Beautiful beach. I had forgotten, not having been there in 30 years, how open minded Europeans are about things like breast feeding. If you wife had done there here in Appalachia, she'd have gotten arrested in a hurry. One of the reasons I gave up on being a Southern Baptist is that they can make the Taliban look like open minded people.

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    1. Europe does enjoy a far freer life than the states it would seem

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  10. Lovely photos! Looks like you had a wonderful getaway.

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    1. it was absolutely fantastic, great escape as a family together

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  11. Glad you had time to get away. I hope the building plans go well.

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    1. I'll be sharing photos of the house plans etc soon :)

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  12. So excited for you! Building a house. That will be wonderful! Darling family photos...love that the little one is still nursing. I nursed our daughter till she was two. I would have gone for age three if she had still been needing it. It's a sweet photo! And such a lovely beach!

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  13. teehee...we have no restaurants or stores in our village - we're pretty remote! but our nearest town has 2 restaurants and neither are anything to brag about - bahahah! i am glad you guys got to take a bit of a vacation before the real business begins. it's nice of you to do an update post and do them as you can.

    i am a big fan of carly's breastfeeding bras and have shared her link with many friends. unfortunately we don't have any children - just wasn't in the cards i guess - but i am a big breastfeeding advocate and appreciate Carly's position and willingness to design clothing to help women breastfeed whenever and for ever how long they deem appropriate!

    love the pic of Carly breastfeeding - so beautiful! and love your last pic - again beautiful!

    oh and congrats on the land deal paperwork!

    sending much love to you all! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber you would make the best mom! Thank you for all of your support Kymber, we really appreciate it and love you and jambaloney so much, hope you have a great week :)

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  14. Looks like a fabulous weekend getaway. Congrats on finalizing all the paperwork on the land. Looking forward to seeing the start of the build.

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  15. Wonderful pictures! Congrats on your land, can't wait to hear all about the house building progress. Hope you are having a great weekend.

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