160 weeks and 1 day | Me and Mine {March}

My boys are 160 weeks and 1 day. Three years old. How did that happen so quickly?

It’s been birthday central for us this month. It’s my big, man-shaped, boy’s birthday at the beginning of March— which has always been cause for celebration — closely followed by the twins’.

We had a pirate party for the littles — SUCH a fun theme for a child’s birthday —and it gave mama the perfect excuse to go a *little* bit crackers with decorating the house in all things pirate (OK — so I went quite a lot crackers but it was so worth it!).

Then last weekend was Easter. Cue an egg hunt for the twins, followed by a lovely weekend in Yorkshire, visiting my brother-in-law and his family.

So nice to get away.

We live in a beautiful part of the world, as it is, but the part of Yorkshire that we visited —Hockney country — has the most amazing ‘big skies’.

Beautiful vistas, great expanses of moor and grassy hills.

It was lovely to walk in unspoilt countryside and gulp in lungfuls of fresh, clean air. Walk along windswept beaches and eat salty chips with our fingers.

We ambled through villages and saw little newborn lambs and met a couple of friendly donkeys.

And of course — which is obligatory at Easter — we ate enough chocolate to sink a ship.

We were lucky enough to have been sent some gorgeous jackets from a lovely new company too —  Lighthouse Clothing — which was pretty apt as we were beach-bound one afternoon. Gorgeous quality — the perfect springtime outerwear as they’re fully waterproof — and bright enough to give a much-needed shot of colour to the greyest of days.

Even though they’re lightweight, they did a fantastic job of keeping us cosy, against the chilly cold north wind that was howling around our ears.

And, my gosh, did it howl. Storm Katie was battering the UK and we nearly got swept off our feet at times!

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Blowing away the cobwebs on Filey beach

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Not quite sandy beach and flip flops, but hey

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Salty seaside chips — the best kind there are!

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The Twinkles wearing Skipper Nautical coats ; Bertie in Pea Green Stripe and Cosmo in Bright Blue Boat.

On Easter Sunday we climbed to the top of a hill.

I sometimes forget how little the boys are — it must have been like climbing Snowdon for them. Their tiny little legs gave out at times and they had to have a little bit of help from daddy and Uncle Mike.

It was really worth the walk though; the views were stunning.

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Bertie getting a piggy back with daddy

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Beautiful big skies

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Mama sheep and her baby

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Saying hi to the lambs

Back down in the village we met wildlife of a different variety.

Two little donkeys — a mum and her baby. So sweet and quite appropriate given it was Easter.

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Little donkey

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Bertie getting up close and personal with the village residents

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My boy wearing Rigger in Ink. The perfect attire for a country gentleman; fully waterproof with taped seams and a jaunty checked lining — he loved it as it has a clever concealed hood (perfect for when the heavens decided to open and give us all a good soaking).

We had such an awesome weekend.

So lovely to spend some quality time with our extended family and a real treat to hang out in such a beautiful setting too. We’re so lucky to live on this little island. Brits love to moan about the weather but actually I think we all secretly like the wind and the rain, at times.

It’s lovely to wrap up warm and get some colour into our cheeks. Plus it gives a good excuse to retreat and hunker down inside afterwards with blankets and hot chocolate.

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Bright and breezy in our lovely new jackets

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Nautical styling

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I wore the Fayda Waterproof Parka in Watermelon. The brightest, hottest coral colour that you can imagine and the loveliest thing about it is, it’s nipped in at the waist, which is so flattering.

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Me and my loves

March has been such a great month. Happy birthdays, high days and holidays. Perfect.

Fingers crossed we’ll have more like it as the year rolls on.

So in a nutshell:

This month’s highs ~
• My boy’s birthday.
• The Twinkles’ Birthday
• A weekend in Yorkshire with the family.
• An Easter-egg hunt

This month’s lows ~
• Nada. Zip. Nothing, thankfully :)

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Me and Mine | March 2016

A big thanks to the lovely folk at Lighthouse Clothing for our fabulous jackets. They were very welcome attire and perfect for keeping us all toasty and warm in the wind and rain.

If you’re a fan of the great outdoors you’ll LOVE what they’ve got to offer. Pop along and have a look at their range.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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16 Comments

  1. 31st March 2016 / 4:51 pm

    Ooh, love the jackets! What a great month and Easter weekend you’ve had.

    • 1st April 2016 / 9:29 am

      They’re fab aren’t they? Such a lovely, lovely brand — I look forward to seeing what else they add to their ranges. It was SUCH a lovely month — a bit sad it’s over. Although… HELLO APRIL!! :)

  2. 31st March 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Aww such happy photos and do you know I’ve never said it before but always think it- I LOVE that you count the days. I want to be reading your blog in years to come and it be like 1004 weeks etc… :-) #MeandMineProject

    • 1st April 2016 / 9:28 am

      Aaah pet — do you know — I don’t think anyone has ever mentioned it before!! When I started, the babies ages were in weeks and days. Then they get to about 20 weeks and then all of a sudden people started talking about them in ‘months’ — rather than weeks and days!! I just wanted to always know how many weeks and days old they are!!! So glad I continued with it xx

  3. 31st March 2016 / 10:54 pm

    Our little man is three in May. I cant believe how fast it’s gone! Happy Birthday to your little guys. Love the photos and your waterproofs :) x

    • 1st April 2016 / 9:23 am

      Aaaah Donna!! It’s gone SO fast hasn’t it? Where are the babies that we brought home from hospital??!! xx

  4. 1st April 2016 / 11:23 pm

    Oh, what a lovely month you’ve had! A big Happy Birthday to all three of your boys :) Love your photos, it looks like you had a wonderful day. And, I LOVE your jacket, one of my fave colours!

    • 4th April 2016 / 11:36 am

      Aaah thanks so much Sara — celebrations for both of us this month!!! Your little had a birthday too didn’t she? And me too — I LOVE that hot coral colour — always good for putting some colour in your cheeks :)

  5. 2nd April 2016 / 7:35 pm

    Aww I can’t believe your boys are three. It’s crazy to think that your boys and LL are now three, time goes so quickly doesn’t it? Those chips look amazing, you can’t beat seaside chips! xx

    • 4th April 2016 / 11:41 am

      It’s NUTS isn’t it? I looked at our first Me & Mine pic the other day from December 2013 — the boys were squashy little babes in arms. Now they’re proper walking talking little men. That feels like just last weekend — it’s frightening how fast the time has gone. And yep — those seaside chips were lush. Another visit to the beach is in order!! ;)

  6. 4th April 2016 / 8:04 am

    Awww such lovely photos and of Yorkshire too – yaaay! Love the waterproof too, looks really lovely and a great colour :-) x

    • 4th April 2016 / 11:43 am

      Thanks lovely — it’s not hard to take lovely pics of Yorkshire is it? ;) It’s such a beautiful county. My brother-in-law is so lucky that he’s got all those gorgeous hills on his doorstep :) x

  7. 4th April 2016 / 3:08 pm

    CUTE!!!! The boys look so cute and love all your coats so stylish and perfect for a walk ont he beach. Those chips….

    You’ve had a busy month- but love that you have not one low xxx

    • 5th April 2016 / 11:31 am

      Aaah thanks gorgeous. It was SUCH a lovely month!! I could have said that a low was not losing any weight at SW but how could I when there are lovely seaside chips to eat??? LOL!! ;)

  8. 7th April 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Gorgeous photos Caro I am loving spring, when it shows its head that is? Your costs looks so stylish I love the colours of yours especially xx

    • 9th April 2016 / 2:59 pm

      Thanks lovely — although it’s April — spring seems to be taking it’s time this year doesn’t it? It keeps teasing us! :)

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