easter break ~ road trips south

I’m back with a bang after a two week hiatus for Easter.  In retrospect, I really needed that break to clear my head (which, ironically, was anything but clear due to the almighty sinus infection of doom.  I mean, if it’s going to happen, it’ll happen right on the holidays, am I right?)

I’ve been thinking a lot about things over the last while, more specifically this blog and its future.  I’ll not bore you with it now – I still need to iron out a lot in my own mind – but I’ll share my thoughts soon.  Anyhow, we had the loveliest Easter (sinuses aside!), and I feel reset and rejuvenated for these next few months ahead.  Someone was telling me the other day that it’s only ten weeks until Summer.  I’m living for it, not gonna’ lie!

A mammoth collection of photos from our trips this past couple of weeks, and some info on the beautiful spots we visited too!



Malahide Castle




We took a trip just North of Dublin on Good Friday, to meet some of our friends who’d come to Ireland for the holidays.  It’s always so lovely to see them, and we had the best day catching up and car boot picnicking! (You can see Jenny’s post on it here!)  I was always so sceptical about online ‘friendships’ before I started this blog, but I’ve truly met some of the sweetest people because of it.  I’m very thankful for them, and also to have opportunity to spend time with them from time to time too.



County Donegal



We spent the most gorgeous few days in the very North of Ireland over Easter weekend.  Beaches, scenery and bracing sea air were so perfect for relaxing us totally.  It has been a crazy year so far, between travel, big moves in education for Eva and general busyness in both Andrew and my jobs.  I’ve said it before, but it’s only when we stop that I sometimes realise how much we need the break from routine.  I think, in relationships in particular, it can be so easy to fall in to that tag-team, ships in the night type trap, where conversation is really only a transfer of information, or instructions, or children.  In these years for us, I know that’s the case anyway.  We’re working hard at actually living slowly where possible, having the important chats, spending time in quiet moments.  This time away was just that.  I’m grateful for it.


I hope you had an amazing Easter break too!  Back tomorrow with a giant house post celebrating four whole years of Little Wood!


E x


  1. Karen
    April 25, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Looking forward to tomorrow’s post in light of our extension!

  2. April 25, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    Oh Emma it looks like you’ve had the most wonderful Easter break and what gorgeous captures to remember it by xx

  3. April 26, 2017 / 11:19 am

    OH lovely these are grand adventures to remember including our little family too thank you ever so much. Your photos are beautiful Truly sounds like a fab easter break minus the sinus bless you. You coped very well and still were so much fun to catch up. I have been doing ALOT of the same rethinking my blog, it’s future and what I am focusing on versus what I was striving for in the past. So much changes coming soon I hope if I can iron my own brain out too. It’s a tough one isn’t it? Looks like you made the most of those beautiful beaches up north. Can’t wait to visit again and thanks again so much for meeting up with us and driving all that way means alot to us. Thanks for linking back to us too you are so kind. Lots of love to you! xoxo

  4. April 26, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Beautiful post and pictures Emma, sounds like you had a lovely relaxing break. Ireland looks very similar to Scotland actually:)! I’m intrigued to find out more about the future direction for your blog 🙂 xx

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