Living Arrows 6/52

This week at Super Busy Mum HQ it’s been a busy one. Full of baking, giving the house a good clearout {that feels ahh-mazing!}, school homework, park trips and more. But, luckily, in between all of the madness I have been happily capturing little moments here and there that make up week#5 of my Living Arrows moments to share with you guys.  

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Annabelle and I were reviewing the Tomy Foam Factory {which will be live on the blog tomorrow!} when I managed to snap this very elegant looking photo of my little three-year-old.

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Even though we’ve been hit with every storm known to man {and I hear we’re due another!} in between the rain we’ve made quite a few visits to the local park this week. After being couped up at home or working hard in school – it’s great for them to be unleashed to run a little wild, don’t you think? 

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This photo…what can I even say about this photo! Annabelle has gained this hilarious {yet, gross!} habit of picking her nose. Now I’m not talking discreetly picking the insides of her nostrils here. I am talking about stopping dead in her tracks to focus and concentrate on the extraction of whatever it is her little nostrils are harbouring up there! Regardless of where she is! Classy or what, eh! 

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Annabelle loves helping Mummy out in the kitchen and anytime she sees me setting up the equipment to whisk something up she is right there ready to give me a hand. I love that she loves to help me bake and cook and I really hope that loves grows as she does.

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Granda popped by this week, on a few occasions to help with our garden gate. Due to the many storms it took quite the battering and needing fixing {twice!}. But when Granda comes round the tools the girls get excited because they love to help!

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Look at the length of that hair!! 

That was this weeks Living Arrows, it’s hard to believe we’re on Week#5 of 2016 already – but if you missed last weeks Living Arrows, then you can find it right here.

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Snapshot Saturday Week#6

First of all, a massive thank you for popping by and WELCOME to my linky called Snapshot Saturday. As you can pretty much guess this is a photography based link up; as improving my photography over the course of 2016 is one of my new year goals and I thought by starting up a photography focused link up on the blog it could help me see my {and your…} progress over the course of the next 52wks.

Then, maybe, if photography is something you hope to advance in over the next year then hopefully joining up to this linky can help you too. Imagine looking back at the end of the year to see how well your photos have improved!

So each week I encourage you to capture a moment, a laugh, a baby napping, a puppy running, anything that you think makes a great photo! Share it on your blog, link up to Snapshot Saturday with me each week and mingle with other like-minded, photography loving folk.

Last week I must apologise for there being no Snapshot Saturday to link up to. I was getting over on hell of a flu virus {as was the rest of the house!}, then we had my toddler’s third birthday to celebrate followed by a sleepover. Now, when I say sleepover – my front room was sprinkled with the laughter and squeals of 7 excited children. Seven! It was great fun as always!

This week I made it my mission to get a beautiful portrait shot of my toddler. She never stays still long enough for it to be unblurry these days, so my mission was to capture her! It took a few attempts {Ok….maybe more than a few!} but I think I got there in the end.

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If you are joining in please do add the badge below to your post, so people know where you’re hanging out and this post will go live each Saturday morning at 7am & will be open until midnight the following Thursday – giving you lots of time to capture those moments to share.

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Our favourite Summer Holiday Memory

Summer holiday Memories
Family holidays for my Brother and I when we were growing up were ferry boats over to stay in Butlins and car journeys up to the Antrim coast to stay in our caravan in Castlerock {my favourite place in the entire world}. But for my children, family holidays are a little different.

My partner and I try to take them somewhere different each time we’re able to go away. We love the idea of being able to tick off just one more place on the map we can all say we’ve been too. However the one place that has stuck in the minds {and hearts} of the children {so far} has been our week away in La Croix Du Vieux Pont, Paris, France with Eurocamp last Summer.

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Having a family of water babies you know full well that we were in the parc’s indoor pool every single day we were there, and the kids loved every single minute of it.

La Croix Du Vieux Pont
Eurocamp Holiday
Eurocamp Holiday
We like to be as active as we can and we all loved being able to hire out some bikes from the parc and to go on lots of cycling adventures. We explored the parc and nearby French villages and we all got to see some amazing sights. 

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My daughter and I are big watersport fans and we love to get stuck into anything we can on the water. During this holiday though the only option we had {other than the super fun paddleboats & Ellie wasn’t 100% comfortable with the idea of going solo in a canoe} was sharing a kayak and working together to explore one of the few giant lakes in the parc. She absolutely loved it and even asked if we could go again when we got home!

Spending time in France was amazing, but the next destination that we’d love to visit is without a doubt, Cyprus. I’ve heard nothing but good things and best of all, it’s looks like a great destination was a family holiday.

*This is my entry for the #SummerLove travel-writing & photography competition with James Villas.