Summer of 2015


Bye Bye Summer of 2015. It was great knowing you – even if you were a bit wet and grumpy most of the time!

We have had the best time, despite the soggy weather, and looking back we have crammed so much into six weeks.

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We had another great day out at Folly Farm and Zoo.

Our first holiday was a camping trip to a fantastic campsite where we also had two brilliant days out at Conkers and Thomas Land at Drayton Manor. We loved meeting Zena from Zena’s Suitcase (She is Mummy’s blogging bestie and they have met before, as you know).

We had a lovely meal together for Grandad’s birthday.

We had another brilliant break at Bluestone Wales – actually enjoying a little sunshine too!

We managed a couple of trips to the beach (no where near as many as we would have liked).

Mummy had a whirlwind day out with Zena to Southampton going on board The Royal Princess cruise ship.

We took MeeMee and all her stuff to move into her new house in Bristol that she is sharing with nine – yes nine other students! We also managed a quick visit to Ikea.

We had a brilliant mini break in beautiful Bath – picking up MeeMee on the way to join us.We actually had lovely weather!

We visited our local theme park Oakwood, I loved Never Land and seeing Thomas and The Fat Controller.

We went together to see Inside Out at the cinema – my second time – and I loved it.

So, what have I been up to?

I had my first ‘go’ at adventure golf!

I took a shine to Princess (Zena’s daughter) at Thomas Land.

I had my first camping holiday (soggy but fun).

I have been battling Mummy with potty training. I just don’t like it. Apparently it is now a power struggle between us. I wonder who will win!?

I blew my first bubbles by myself.

I saw my first crab close up.

And bro and sisters?

Luke has had a chilled summer – mostly watching The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural on Netflix. Biggest event of all is that he became a teenager in July!

Lea had her first lot of GCSE results and did really well – we are all so very proud of her. She also had her first job, and enjoyed spending her money treating herself. She had a couple of parties on the beach and sleepovers at friends.

MeeMee visited Brighton with L and spent quite a bit of time with us which was lovely. She was 19 in July, but was away – the first time she hasn’t been home for her birthday. We did have a family meal when she came home.

We have had lots of good times together, enjoying not rushing for school, just having fun building memories.

What about the blog?

We have had so much great stuff to review, including a Karcher pressure washer, a new Britax car seat for me, toiletries, books, a jigsaw, Lego, and lots more – but the best news ever is that we have been invited to our favourite holiday place Menorca to stay in an all inclusive hotel! We go in three weeks!

We are growing and growing in followers, subscribers and likers! Our blog was 18 months old on 1 August. Thank you everyone for being interested in my Ickle Life 😉

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How has your Summer of 2015 been?




  1. Wow – you packed a lot in! I think my end of summer report would say “must try harder” but I’ve already booked a couple of mini breaks before Christmas to make it up to the kids.
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  2. We also went to folly farm twice! Z loved the Penguins I loved the giraffes!
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  3. Wow, you have packed so much in. What a lovely fun holidays. I am not jealous at all of the upcoming holiday! 😉 Have a lovely time and can’t wait to hear about it! xxx
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  4. Oh my, you really do look like you’ve had an awesome summer! Glad you all enjoyed it, and fitted so much in. Well done on blowing the bubbles, one of my favourite things to do xx
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  5. Looks like you had an amazing time !! Xx
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  6. Lovely photos of your family – they’re so photogenic! Congratulations on the all inclusive holiday – that’ll be amazing! I hope you have a lovely time.
    Alana x
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  7. Wow you all did so much! Love the pictures. The holiday will be fab too x
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  8. Such lovely photos of your family 🙂 Looks like you’ve all had a wonderful summer. Hard to believe it’s been and gone isn’t it? Enjoy your hols in 3 weeks!
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  9. You’ve managed to pack so much in, I feel like I’ve completely wasted this Summer as we haven’t really done much at all. Hopefully next year when Aria is that bit older we can do loads 🙂
    Loving the blogger top!
    The photo of the backs of your children staring out to sea is beautiful, you should get it printed & framed!
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  10. wow you certainly have got up to lots, it looks like you’ve had an amazing summer!
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  11. I’ve found your blog through #PoCoLo! I love that you write from your little ones point of view. Cute! Sounds like you had a great summer. Thanks for sharing. Xz
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  12. What a great summer! Such a lot of smiling faces! and so many lovely days out. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x
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  13. Awww your summer is full of smiles! What a lovely post =) #PoCoLo
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  14. What a great round-up of your summer! We have that ‘blogger’ t-shirt as well and it’s on our NEXT fashion round-up! Hehehe! x Thanks for sharing your wonderful adventures have a fab holiday x #PoCoLo x
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  15. You’ve certainly packed a lot into a short time! Lovely photos. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky
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  16. What a wonderful summer it sounds like you have had 🙂 The photos are fabulous too. Long may your friendship with Princess continue. Thank you so much for linking to #PoCoLo x
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  17. LOVE all of the photo’s, this is what the summer hols are all about! Love the Blogger tshirt aswell I need one of those!
    Lizzie #thelist
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  18. Such a lovely summer! Hope the Autumn is equally as good for you and yours!
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  19. Sounds like you have had a fab summer great photos thanks for linking to the binkylinky
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  20. What a busy Summer you’ve had! Lovely family photos 🙂 #pocolo
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