Just recently we visited one of our favourite places. We went with the children’s grandparents and spent most of the day with them. We took a long walk around the grounds and it was lovely. The scenery was absolutely picturesque as it always is.

I have been wanting to take the children to the bluebells for some time now but unfortunately haven’t had a moment spare to do so. Especially with Sophia at school now we have to do all our exploring mainly on the weekends and at the moment we have all our energy invested into our garden. We have lots of plans for it and so much to do that is keeping us so busy at the moment.

So of course when we came across the beautiful bluebell gardens at Chiddingstone I couldn’t resist and asked both children if I could get a photo of them.




The children haven’t seen their grandparents since before we went to Cyprus so both children had missed them terribly. Archie spent most of our time at the castle joined to his Granddad’s hip and plenty of time spent talking about finding foxes with his Granny. All for good fun and Granny always brings their imagination to life with all her stories.

As we walked around it was so lovely to see Sophia holding her Granny’s hand and Archie holding his Granddad’s hand. I turned to Daniel and said: ‘they have missed them terribly haven’t they’ It really showed and we couldn’t even steal a cuddle if we tried.

We spent the rest of the afternoon with them and they came back to ours for our second barbecue of the weekend.


Days like this one are such a poignant reminder to me of how very lucky my children are. I never had grandparents, although my parents were young when they had me their parents were already passed so I don’t have a clue what it is like to have a Granny and a Granddad. But from what my husband tells me and from what I see of my children with their grandparents it is a very special relationship indeed.

One that I feel so very lucky to watch. So very lucky to be able to experience the joy my children have from seeing their grandparents, the gentle cuddles, soft whispers, and kisses. Even as Archie grabs his granddads hand and tells him he is his best friend those moments melt my heart. I become lost in a haze of gratefulness and always secretly I hide with a laugh the tears in my eyes. 




  1. Zoe Alicia
    May 17, 2016 / 8:55 am

    I think I missed the bluebells this year, and I HATE that. They’re definitely up there in my top 5 favourite flowers. What a lovely like place to getaway from the hectic-ness of everyday life x

  2. May 17, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    Lovely photos we have a woods near us that have so many pretty bluebells. I’ve not been for ages though.

  3. May 17, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    What a lovely way to spend the day, bluebells are beautiful, as are your photos. I love seeing my kids with their Granny, such a special relationship x

  4. May 17, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    these pictures are just gorgeous. i love this time of year. Grandparent time is the best too! x

  5. May 18, 2016 / 5:31 am

    Oh just gorgeous. I’ve yet to find bluebells near me but this si something I want to do before its too late. Lovely post xx

  6. May 19, 2016 / 6:51 am

    Beautiful photos!!! We managed to get bluebell photos for the first Time.

  7. May 21, 2016 / 11:28 pm

    Such lovely photos Tanita, its’ great to see the kids outside making the most of the weather. I wish we had some bluebell fields near us or if we do, I wish I could find them! x

  8. Stephanie Oakes
    May 22, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Such gorgeous photos, I adore bluebells, they make such a pretty photo backdrop and grandparent time is just the best x

  9. May 26, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    What a gorgeous post. The bluebells have been amazing this May. How wonderful to spend such happy times with grandparents and lovely photos to remember the day. I’d love you to join me for Country Kids. It’s my weekly linky for all outdoor fun with kids, this fits perfectly.

    • Tanita
      May 26, 2016 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you so much Fiona the bluebells have been amazing, I would love to join your linky, tweet me when it is live. x

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