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Catching up after a weekend away…

by Clare Mansell
Catching up after a weekend away…

I’m a bit late with my Monday post today, but with good reason… This weekend we were mostly childless (and dogless) as we escaped to the centre of London for a good friend’s 30th birthday party. Although I spent years working in the West End, these days I only go to London a couple of times a year.


My big city survival skills still kick in again pretty quickly (standing on the right on escalators and weaving through pavements packed full of tourists) but it’s always busier than I remembered (or maybe it is just getting busier full stop?) and after 24 hours I’m usually glad to be back on the train heading home past all the tightly packed housing in suburbia and dreaming of a bit of space and peace in the countryside.

While we were away, Theo spent a night with his cousins, which he always loves, but it meant less time for the three of us together and less time to leisurely take photos on our weekend walks. So instead we sneaked out this afternoon to look at spring flowers and get a photo for Living Arrows.


The snowdrops are a sign that spring is on the way and soon we’ll be casting off our winter layers. As much as I love Theo’s little quilted jacket, I feel I have seen a bit too much of it in photographs over the last few months and I would welcome a little variety in the clothes I photograph him as well as the return of some colour to the landscape! It won’t be long now…

Living Arrows

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Benedicte March 2, 2015 - 7:12 pm

OH SO BRITISH! Love these photos xx

Karen March 2, 2015 - 7:47 pm

Hope you had a lovely weekend! Know what you mean about photos in the same jackets are getting boring, I can’t wait to see more colour & shed the lawyers. Loving the snowdrops x

Alexandra @dontcallmestepmummy March 4, 2015 - 8:30 am

Beautiful photos. I love this. Gorgeous snowdrops. #livingarrows

Sian March 4, 2015 - 10:11 pm

Gorgeous little fingers!

Natalie {Little Jam Pot Life - blog} March 6, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Lovely photos, spring is so very near, exciting!x

FromMummytoMum March 8, 2015 - 12:12 am

Those snowdrops looks beautiful. Glad you had a lovely time away an that Theo had fun with his cousins too!

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