Hello Spring! April was a brilliant month for me, and yet felt quite long! Probably because quite a lot was squeezed into it! Leeds City Council have decided to have the first two weeks of April as our school holidays, regardless of what's happening with Easter - so we were all on holiday the first week in the Lake District. The weather was changeable to say the least, but we managed to get out and do stuff everyday, and the kids LOVED it, which is the main thing, right?
Lake District holidays might not quite be the same as they were pre kids (12 mile hikes up high.....30 mile bike rides, leisurely afternoons in the pub - no I don't miss it at all - sob!) but there are tonnes of child friendly places to visit. Our faves this holiday were:
The Lake District Wildlife Park
Ravensglass miniature railway
Beatrix Potter Museum
Of course, the weather perked up as we were leaving, and I spent the rest of April really noticing how 'spring-like' everything was getting. I love so much about spring - the lambs, the blossom and the yellow fields of rape. It just cheers me up no end.
And it means that I can get outside, a lot, with the family.... HAPPY DAYS! I think one of the main reasons I'm enjoying doing this 365 project is that I can literally see how (alarmingly quickly) the kind are growing up and changing!
Last but not least, I had a lot of fun on the professional side this month. I went to Scarborough to photograph the Shearsmith Family (aka blogger Tobyandroo) who were LOVELY and we had so much fun. Harriet wanted relaxed family pictures of them all having a laugh, and that's exactly what we did. We went to Peasholm Park, the Beach huts at the North Bay and finished with some ice cream sundaes in the Harbour Bar.
I also kicked off the wedding season with Paula and Dan's wedding at Temple Newsam, and Liz and Matt's wedding at Bowcliffe Hall. The temperatures for these two days were 20 degrees different, and yet only one week apart! I guess, that's April for you! Separate blogs coming soon on both big days!