Holidays and brotherly love

It’s been a really good first week of holidays. I’m still at work as normal so we’ve had to cram in fun at the weekends and evenings and all manner of routine has currently been suspended. It’s been so good to have sunshine and we’ve had so many lovely blue skies. We decided to take a random walk along Blackpool promenade last weekend as it was so pleasant and we thought popping in for some fish and chips and candy floss would be a nice idea. The weather turned out to be lovely. It was still breezy but so sunny and that makes such a big difference, especially in the holidays.  
These 3 photos have made me laugh for most of the week. They’re not technically brilliant in any way but it sums the two boys up quite well.  E is rather grumpy when he first wakes from a nap and he’d just been rudely awoken from one when we decided he should eat something. So he sat in the restaurant high chair not wanting anywhere near him. Little Z, on the other hand, is like a chatty jack in the box most of the time and loves a cuddle and smile.  He’s fairly placid until his buttons are well and truly pressed.  E just wants space until he’s ready to join in with the world and, as a result of their very different personality, we often get moments like this in our house. They get on and they don’t get on. They love each other but can be chalk and cheese polar opposites. And it can be tiring to manage them but hilarious too. I am fully expecting more moments like this when we drive up to Scotland this week. I cannot wait.  

We’re going to aim to drive around Glencoe and Fort William and Oban and we’re popping into Edinburgh too because it’s my favourite place up there so can’t not! I’m hoping we can do a boat tour around the inner Hebrides but not too sure yet as I have visions of the toddler trying to leap straight into the sea. I know that is probably not going to happen but I can’t help but have visions of it at the moment. So we shall play that bit by ear. But if I just don’t think about that it then I cannot wait! 




  1. Sarah MumofThree World April 8, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    Ha ha, these photos are great! You really can see their personalities shining through. Brothers just can’t resist touching each other, can they?
    Hope you have a lovely trip to Scotland! I’ll look forward to catching up with your photos.
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  2. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) April 9, 2017 / 12:11 am

    Oh these photos did make me chuckle! Little E has such a serious face. I can definitely relate to moments like this too – I could recreate these shots easily with my girls some times! Sophie is quite similar to E when she wakes up – very grumpy until she is ready to face the world! Hope you have a wonderful time in Scotland πŸ™‚
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  3. Tim April 9, 2017 / 12:19 am

    I always love seeing photos of your boys together. It’s always so obvious how much affection E has for Z, even if they do have their moments when they don’t always get along perfectly. But that’s brothers for you – ours are the same.

  4. John Adams April 9, 2017 / 5:52 am

    Hilarious photos! Love these. I think I’d be getting them put on a canvas because they are just brilliant! Enjoy your jaunt around Scotland. We’re heading north of the border in the summer.
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  5. Tara April 9, 2017 / 7:10 am

    Love these photos. So jealous of your trip to Scotland. I really want to visit but it’s just so far from Norfolk. Wishing you a brilliant time. #MySundayPhoto
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  6. Neesie April 9, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    Haha…gorgeous photo that shows siblings at their best…loving and winding up all at the same time.
    Have a great time visiting Bonnie Scotland. I’ll give you a wave if you pass by ;D
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  7. Fee April 9, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    HAve a great time when you get to Oban a be sure to visit the Chocolate factory! Your boys look like they are gave fun. #365
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  8. Nikki Thomas April 9, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Brilliant photos and I totally get the brotherly relationship. My two have a real love hate relationship but when push comes to shove, they would stand up for each other, so I think they do love each other more than hate. It is lovely to see how their relationship develops as they get older. I hope you have a great time in Scotland, it sounds like an amazing trip.
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  9. Emma T April 9, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Must be so strange having extreme personalities. So sweet.

    Enjoy Scotland. I love Edinburgh too, but just the thought of getting up there is tiring me out. We’d have to fly because the last time we went when I was 7.5 months pregnant the OH insisted on driving
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  10. RachelSwirl April 9, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Such cute photos of them both together, they look so alike too!

  11. chickenruby April 10, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    i just love those photo’s, reminds me of my boys when they were young, knowing exactly which buttons to press, sadly they still do it now as adults, they never learn and the thumps are harder now
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  12. Susan Mann April 10, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Aww these photos are lovely. They are so like my two as characters when they were younger. They just have to touch each other don’t they? Hope you have the best time in Scotland and the weather stays nice. Have fun xx

  13. Erica Price April 12, 2017 / 7:54 am

    Loving Z’s spiky look. You get a real sense of the brothers relationship here.
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  14. Martyn Kitney April 15, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    This is brilliant. The relationship and personalities really comes through. Love siblings.

    Sorry for the late comment! Hope to see you tomorrow! #mysundayphoto
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