half way

We're pretty much at the half way point in our summer holidays and despite some iffy weather, we're still having a lot of fun.

The Boy spent his eleventh birthday going away to camp so we celebrated the end of his tenth year instead, with Annie providing inspiration for one of his favourite presents. Thanks Annie!

During his absence the Model, who enjoyed rare one to one attention, was treated like a celeb

feasted like royalty

indulged in a little fashion design

was even entertained by the RAF.

All in all, despite the weather we've managed to fit in a little beach combing

a spot of gardening

necessary architectural surveillance

avoidance of the paparazzi

and a whole lot of relaxation.

It's been a goodie so far.

I'm going to take a bit of a blog break while school's out, so here's hoping you all have a wonderful Summer. See you in September!


  1. Looks like you've been having great fun! Enjoy the rest of the holidays.

  2. Rest, relax and enjoy. T x

  3. Enjoy the rest of your summer with your lovely family! It looks like it has been wonderful so far. See you in September.

    PS love the mani photo!!!!

  4. See you Kate! You may want to drop into my giveaway from last Monday before you disappear though! Happy hols!

  5. Have a great holiday. hope youare far away from those crazy rioters.

  6. Oh the photos are witness of so much fun!! Have a lovely (rest of ) summer and come back with many interesting things to share!!

  7. Sounds like you are all having fun. Enjoy the remainder of the holidays and let's hope for some summery weather here and there!

  8. Hadn't realised it was the 1/2 way point already - am rather enjoying having the boys about.

    Lovely pics - especially the feet hanging out of the 'building' on the beach.

    Enjoy the rest of your hols.

  9. Looks like you all are having a wonderful time!
    Aren't the Red Arrows just amazing!! Love your photos. :)
    Enjoy the rest of the summer, hope your good times continue!
    Vivienne x

  10. Great post! Especially the architectural surveillance and paparazzi avoidance pics :) So glad the boy loved the pen ... every boy should have one :D Happy holidays x

  11. What fantastic pictures - I love the legs sticking out- that really made me laugh. It's the sort of thing our lad would do.

    Enjoy the rest of the holidays - fingers crossed for the weather.

    Nina xxx

  12. Thanks for posting that lovely blog post, it really made me smile - love the legs sticking out of the concrete object :-)

  13. I've been taking a little blog break too Kate but thought I would pop back in! Great to see you are having fun. Weather iffy here too but better than last year!! x

  14. Enjoy the rest of your summer Kate, and I look forward to seeing you in September. Blimey, that's one crowded beach, a best of British beach, any hankies on heads spotted?! Vanessa xxx

  15. Fantastic photos Kate!

    Have a great summer in glorious Dorset. See you in September.


  16. Sounds fabulous. Not at all jealous. Really.

  17. how wonderful are school holidays? Enjoy every minute, it is flying by too fast !


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