Three Day Weekends – I Love You

May 5, 2015


I do wish every weekend could be a bank holiday – having that extra day off just seems to make all the difference. The Sunday is so relaxing knowing that we have a whole extra day to spend together, a day when I don’t need to get the school bag packed or uniform ready. The Saturday I spent at Blog On MOSI; this was my second year attending and this time I really just enjoyed meeting up with lots of other bloggers. It was nice to spend a day talking blogging but really we talk about all sorts and I love catching up and getting inspiration from them all. I met so many lovely people it would be hard to name them all but everyone I spoke to was so friendly and I felt like I was greeting people as if we were old friends. Some ladies I have met before and others I met for the first time but spending the day in their company was an absolute pleasure. Somehow I still managed to come away missing a few people I wish I’d said hello to, it always seems to pass in such a blur I just don’t know where the day goes! I didn’t take many photos as I spent most of it chatting but here are a few:


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Top Left – Had the lovely Katie for company on the drive  Top Right – with happy ladies Jenny and Jo, Bottom Right – so pleased to meet the fab Kerri-Ann, Bottom Left – Note taking and planning.

Sunday was spent recovering from a busy Saturday and my husband took Lucas out to Movies 4 Juniors. I was a little jealous as they went to see Big Hero 6 but they had such a fantastic morning together I could hardly complain! Lucas was quite pleased with his little Daddy date even though Daddy wasn’t too keen on having to sit two rows from the front in the cinema. Me and the husband then spent the evening watching Harry Potter and chatting. I love evenings when we both switch off from work and just spend some time together. I feel like we have really just enjoyed each other’s company this weekend and spent so much time laughing. It has made all the difference knowing we wouldn’t be rushing around come Monday morning.

With our last day we had a very lazy morning together and stayed in our pyjamas way too late. After lunch we had to get out and make the most of the sunshine so went to meet our friends at Calderstones Park. I know I talk a lot about this park but it just feels so special to us, we always have a lovely time there and I feel like it is our family’s happy place. They have our favourite, Cheshire Farm Ice Cream and it was the first time we’ve been this year that the ice cream hut was open. Lucas of course noticed straight away as he has been pestering for ice cream since January! Bear had his nap while we walked round but Mr Independent, Boo decided to walk himself with a complete refusal to hold anyone’s hand. It may be time to invest in reigns for these boys!

It turned into a gorgeous afternoon and the gardens are just coming into bloom so I was able to take a few photos. Lucas wasn’t in a particularly agreeable mood (despite the massive ice cream) and is a little under the weather so I had to sneak a couple of photos of him under the blossom. Oh how I wish every weekend could be this good!




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  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    Yay for three day weekends! Lovely to see you on Saturday and wasn’t it nice to have two extra days after that to enjoy. We went to Chester for pizza on Monday. It was fab! Love Lucas’ ice cream face. Little cutie.

    May 5, 2015 at 8:56 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      So nice to see you too Rachel, we will definitely meet up again. The two extra days were greatly appreciated after such a busy day and glad you made the most of yours with pizza! xx

      May 11, 2015 at 10:45 am Reply
  • Julia @ rainbeaubelle

    So sorry I couldn’t make Blog on in the end but I know you all had a great time! Still haven’t made it to Calderstones park, but I do love the Ice Cream Farm! Yay for bank holidays xx

    May 5, 2015 at 9:37 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I wish you could have been there Julia, it would have been lovely to see you! Cheshire Farm Ice Cream is just my favourite 🙂 xx

      May 11, 2015 at 10:48 am Reply
  • Donna

    I am so sad to have missed Blog On but with that and the rest of your weekend it looks like you had the most of the three days! Love the last photo 🙂 x

    May 5, 2015 at 10:53 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It would have been lovely to see you Donna, hope you made the most of the three days off too xx

      May 11, 2015 at 10:49 am Reply
  • Mini Travellers

    Fab pictures, it was so lovely to see you at Blog On. Lots of fun, and learnt loads. I met loads of new people too.

    May 6, 2015 at 8:34 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It was great to meet everyone and lovely to see you again, I wish there was more time to chat at these things but there is so much to see! xx

      May 11, 2015 at 10:50 am Reply
  • Karen (@karenjwhitlock)

    What a fab weekend. Love your gorgeous photos – the ice cream one is fab! Love it.
    Glad you had a great time at BlogOn MOSI – hopefully I will get a chance to meet you sometime soon x x x

    May 6, 2015 at 9:22 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Yes Karen, hopefully we will meet soon! It was a good day and we really enjoyed the ice cream 🙂 xx

      May 11, 2015 at 10:50 am Reply
  • Angela at

    Looks like a fab family weekend. I love the gardens and the flowering tree’s in the photos. I’ve not yet been to a blogging event (due to illness) but hopefully one day and we may get to meet. 🙂 angela xx

    May 6, 2015 at 11:11 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Would be great to meet you and blogging events are fab, a little overwhelming at times but still good! xx

      May 11, 2015 at 10:51 am Reply
  • mummyofboygirltwins

    Really gutted to have missed BlogOn!! Noooooo! We could have done so much more chatting 🙂 ! Lovely pics though. Looks like you had a lovely weekend, and the last one is adorable of you. We love bank holiday weekends here too xx

    May 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      We could have done way more chatting!! Haha, as if we ever shut up! Bank holiday weekends are so much fun xx

      May 11, 2015 at 10:53 am Reply
  • Tina

    The garden looks beautiful! I’m glad you had a great weekend and got to spend time outside in good weather!!

    May 6, 2015 at 3:58 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It was so nice to get a little sun but we really do need more!

      May 11, 2015 at 10:54 am Reply
  • Emma T

    Looks and sounds like a lovely weekend. Gutted I couldn’t make blog on. Love the ice cream photo. #sharewithme

    May 6, 2015 at 9:57 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Would have been lovely if you could have made it to Blog on, was such a lovely weekend xx

      May 11, 2015 at 10:55 am Reply
  • SArah Christie

    Such a lovely family photo Hayley, and my two love Boys time with their dad to, they think it is super cool to have boys time! Hope Lucas is feeling better now, Calderstones park is only about 20 minutes from me ! x

    May 6, 2015 at 10:16 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks, it’s great to have time all together and that extra day really does make all the difference! xx

      May 11, 2015 at 10:57 am Reply
  • Lisa@intotheglade

    Blog on looked like a great event. I love that picture of you and Katie.
    I wondered if your pictures were at Calderstones Park. The last picture is gorgeous.We love Cheshire farm Ice cream too xx

    May 6, 2015 at 10:21 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It was great, would be love to see you at an event soon Lisa, would love to meet you! xx

      May 11, 2015 at 10:58 am Reply
  • Merlinda Little ( @pixiedusk)

    I can see familiar faces there! Looks like you had a best 3 days! #sharewithme

    May 7, 2015 at 1:28 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    Oh me too. Bank holiday weekend are great to have Daddy an extra day. It was so lovely to get to hang out with you darling for the day at BlogOn. Lovely playing and ice cream with the kids. Love that messy ice cream face it’s a true childhood moment. So cute. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    May 8, 2015 at 10:23 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      You too Jenny, I feel so energised after spending the day with such lovely bloggers. It really does make the whole event for me! xx

      May 11, 2015 at 11:00 am Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    Ah it looks like a fab long weekend- I wish I had been at Blog on this weekend as I would have loved to have seen you again! It looks like it was such fun. x

    May 8, 2015 at 10:51 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It would have been lovely to catch up with you again Katie but you looked like you were having the most amazing holidays. I will hopefully make it out the North West at some point to another event!! xx

      May 11, 2015 at 11:01 am Reply

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