I know we’re all a little bit over the festive posts, but I thought I’d put together this one final one to share some pictures of our holiday period. You know how I love a chronological diary! 😉
We had such a wonderful Christmas this year and fully switched off from the routines of everyday life with restful mornings, and afternoons filled with long walks and far too much chocolate orange. 🙂 I never really realise how much we all need a break until we stop. It’s a pause in this treadmill of life, isn’t it? And I think the final few days of the year are perfectly fitting as a time to rest and reflect.
A few days pre-Christmas and Christmas day itself! I wore an amazing midi skirt from Limited (I can’t find it online but you might be lucky in store!) with a cashmere jumper from Uniqlo. Eva and Noah’s outfits are from Mango, as is Annie’s blouse. Her pinafore is by Lace and Lillies. Andrew’s cardigan and jumper here. Ernie’s Christmas sweater was from a local pet shop. Look how happy he looks to be wearing it! Ha!
We took a trip to one of our favourite NT properties, Mount Stewart, in the week between Christmas and New Year. I love it at all times of year for photos and just watching how he landscape changes with the seasons. I’m so looking forward to the amazing blossom of Spring – we visited it last year and I took some of my very favourite pictures to date.
Ernie enjoying the relaxed vibes of mornings off! 🙂 And Eva baking up a storm! As if we hadn’t eaten enough over the Christmas period, Eva has been keeping us well stocked with cakes and biscuits over this last few weeks!
Oh, and I’ve been reading this book, ahead of our trip to Paris next week. It’s super tongue-in-cheek and a little risqué in places, but I’m really enjoying it nonetheless!
We blew off the cobwebs at Castle Ward on New Year’s Day, with the coldest picnic ever and a bracing walk to follow. It was one of those magical days though, where you feel totally content and at peace. A reminder that, for me, just getting outdoors is always my best mood-lifter.
The last day of the holidays was a stunner, and we headed to the seaside to take in those beautiful mountains and that sky. Living in this place, as we do, I often take for granted the beauty that we’re surrounded by. I mean, its sort of second nature to forget, isn’t it? But this little island has some of the very best, and I’m thankful to see it with new eyes from time to time. Beautiful Ireland, you’ll forever be my favourite!
Hope you have the loveliest weekend everyone!