Dreaming of sunshine…

Get ready for your holiday this year with our little family style guide. Although not a new face to the blog, my gorgeous boy would like to add his thoughts to what a six year old needs for the beach! Whether it’s clothes, accessories or a lollipop shaped lilo he has all of the tips for you in his first vlog. As well as a little video we thought we’d share some of our favourite outfit picks to take you from the beach, bars, restaurants, stomping around the streets exploring and beyond in a few words and pictures here in a blog post.

If you’ve got a beach holiday planned this year then look no further, you can find our top tips for packing for a family holiday here as well as my love for Hammamas towels (inserts smiley face). They’re just so colourful and lightweight! We all know how hard it is to pack sensibly when there are three of you. I need three outfits a day, ssshhh don’t tell Mr H. We are a family of planners in our little family and love to research our holiday – whether its which beaches to explore, where to find the best ice cream, exploring local scenery, activities or historic facts. Imagine planning a holiday with Monica from friends and you have Mr H only a male version who loves to explore. I love fashion and styling so I guess I’d be Rachel and our gorgeous boy is fearless and says the silliest of things so maybe he’s Joey! He’s definitely a cool dude. And that’s us.

We are a trio of sun seekers or as George calls us the Three Musketeers – adventure and fashion is at the heart of everything that we do as a family and I cannot wait for 2018’s adventures and shopping trips to start. In fact I may have already started at the weekend but once again don’t tell Mr H. I’m sure he’ll tell me I don’t need those three summer dresses, seriously who can resist spots this year?

Since first introducing our gorgeous boy to Spain in 2014 our little family has definitely found the travel bug and hope to travel more this year even if that’s by adding a few shorter breaks to our calendar. At the beginning of each year we make a list of all the adventures we want to go on and finding some sunshine and new beaches to explore was first on our list. Mr H and I have always travelled however after George arrived we lost our desire to travel, choosing not to venture too far as we were nervous of travelling with a little one – a decision I now regret.

And so, since taking our first summer holiday 2 years ago we are forever planning which country we should visit next. I did say we were a family of planners. But where next? Turkey, Greece, Italy – all renowned for their culture, food, ice cream and gorgeous towns to explore and see. That’s my photography box ticked, Mr H’s exploring box ticked and George’s ice cream dreams ticked. The boys are thrill seekers and as George will be seven before the summer they have added water sports to the list and something tells me that we have an exciting travelling journey ahead.

 

Even before our little family existed I have always adored taking photos. What’s not to love? They say a picture tells a thousand words or in my case 2974 which was the number of photo’s I took on our last holiday.  They tell a story and I am all for sharing our little family stories with you. I often lose myself in my camera roll – a gallery of pure happiness, of memories made and magical moments that I want to treasure forever. For as long as my boys allow me to I will forever hold my camera up to my face and press click, capture our family moments one click at a time and more recently in short films.

As I mentioned we love to explore new parts of the world whether in the UK or further afield. We love to go on an adventure, find hidden gems, little villages, take ourselves off the beaten track, eat new cuisine (squid & chocolate cake are George’s favourites) and generally soak up the atmosphere of the places we visit. Sharing our experiences is really important to me and part of the reason why I set up this corner of the world wide web almost four years ago. Giving a true account of our travels really is such an important part of the process. If there is one I thing I love about this little online space I have created is that it is a platform where I can share our thoughts, a place to hold our memories but also one where we can inform and advise. Somewhere we can look back on in years to come. Hopefully our tips and recommendations help to inspire and encourage new adventures and family travel moments.

If you follow me over on Instagram you’ll know that I love to share short stories of our family life, whether a day out, a holiday or even just an ordinary moment. My Instagram is an extension of my blog so if reading blogs isn’t your thing then don’t forget to follow our little family adventures over there. And if truth be told Instagram is my favourite platform so you’ll always find me sharing little squares and tales on stories.

And so, let me share a short video of our holiday style and a few a whole bunch of photo’s with you from some of our favourite family travel moments and outfits of 2017…

 

Family. That word means so much to me but at the top of the list is making memories and that’s why I want to explore the world with my boys. Thank you so much for reading, for staying with me until the end of the many photo’s I have shared with you. You know how I love to take a photo or 2974. I really hope that this blog post has made you smile as much as I have writing it. Looking back through my camera roll really is my happy place. What travel plans do you have planned?

 

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  1. 7th March 2018 / 2:59 pm

    Ah i just adore your photos Ka and love George on video what a little star! You always looks so stylish and you know what I used to be like Monica but over the last few years have turned into Phoebe ! Too laid back when packing, hence last year I left my blooming Yoga gear at home and missed out on the the amazing MW yoga! Best of luck to you all you would be amazing x

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      7th March 2018 / 4:43 pm

      He really enjoyed it and could have kept chatting for so much longer. Oh wow there is yoga! That’s amazing x

  2. 7th March 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Your photos are beautiful, each one tells a story. love the one of your son with his sun glasses on.

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      7th March 2018 / 4:42 pm

      Thank you Angela, I do love that photo too

  3. 7th March 2018 / 5:33 pm

    Wow KA, what a stunning selection of photographs! No wonder you find it difficult to choose. So bright and colourful and George is so photogenic, in fact you all are! Gorgeous outfits too. I would be changing 3 times a day if I had your wardrobe 😉 xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      7th March 2018 / 6:04 pm

      Thank you love, I do love those blue skies. They really do make for such lovely photos x

  4. 7th March 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Well you know that I love your holiday wardrobe and when I have my next holiday and my baby is out you are coming to dress me for sure! Lovely entry for the Mark Warner Ambassador. I love your video George did so well and we love following along your holidays always so beautifully snapped and shared. Big hugs lovely.

  5. Barbara
    7th March 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Such a festive post! Makes me excited for summertime for sure!

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      8th March 2018 / 11:24 am

      Thanks for reading, hopefully Spring arrives soon and we can start thinking about summer x

  6. 7th March 2018 / 9:49 pm

    Great article. I’m taking my 7 year old boy to Spain this summer so your blog really hits home for me. We are beach lovers too!

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      8th March 2018 / 11:24 am

      You can’t beat a beach day, are you going somewhere nice?

  7. 7th March 2018 / 10:35 pm

    This is such a lovely entry, you take the most beautiful photos. Good luck 🙂

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      8th March 2018 / 10:42 am

      Thanks so much Katy that’s so nice of you to say x

  8. 8th March 2018 / 2:35 am

    You take such beautiful photos- I wish I was there!

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      8th March 2018 / 10:37 am

      Thank you Lauren that means a lot as I really do hope my photo’s tell a story

  9. 8th March 2018 / 7:43 am

    That pale blue denim dress is lovely – I remember you posting your holiday photos last year and I thought you looked gorgeous in it. George is fab in the little video – wishing you the best of luck in the competition.

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      8th March 2018 / 10:37 am

      Its actually one of my favourites, I hope I can find some more this year. Thanks for the good luck wishes x

  10. 8th March 2018 / 9:34 am

    You know I always love your holiday snaps! They look like something out of a travel mag! Really hope you ge this, you’d be great xxx

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      8th March 2018 / 10:32 am

      Aww thank you love and what a lovely thing to say. Thank you so much x

  11. 8th March 2018 / 11:06 am

    LOVING everything about this post from the video (with gorgeous George), to your holiday fashion tips, the pictures and your beautiful words. You guys would make perfect MW ambassadors!! Good luck xx

  12. 8th March 2018 / 12:51 pm

    Beautiful photos, I am dreaming of our summer holiday! Good luck x

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      8th March 2018 / 2:05 pm

      Thank you Sarah, here’s to some sunshine and an adventure or two x

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      9th March 2018 / 9:39 am

      Aww thank you Laura, good to you also

  13. 9th March 2018 / 1:28 pm

    I love your entry Kerri-Ann. It’s so gorgeous and creative. I absolutely adore your video! Good luck with your entry! xxx

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      10th March 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Aww thank you Chloe, I wanted to show a little bit of us in a different way. Good luck to you also x

  14. 10th March 2018 / 12:10 pm

    Love the fashion twist on the the entry KA, George is such a natural in front of the camera. Love all your holiday pics too, I never end up with room in the case for our big camera which is such a shame! xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      10th March 2018 / 2:35 pm

      Thanks so much lovely, try to add a little bit of us to the entry x

  15. 10th March 2018 / 8:02 pm

    Your photos are stunning….dreaming of sunny days

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      15th March 2018 / 2:07 pm

      Thanks so much

  16. 12th March 2018 / 2:13 pm

    I’m keeping everything crossed for you lovely! You and your two boys would be great ambassadors for Mark Warner! Good luck!! xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      15th March 2018 / 2:02 pm

      Thanks sweetie, I think George would love everything about MW x

  17. 12th March 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Good Luck, you would be perfect for this! Your holiday photos are always stunning but these ones you have from last year are some of my all time favourites, you really all look so happy in the sunshine xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      15th March 2018 / 2:00 pm

      Thanks so much for your vote Hayley :). I do love these photo’s so much, they’re awesome to look back on as well to see how much he has grown x

  18. 12th March 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Sending lots of luck your way — we have had 3 amazing holidays with MW and we love their resorts. They are perfect for families. This is a brilliant post and you take such STUNNING photos! Jess xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
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      15th March 2018 / 1:58 pm

      Aww thank you Jess that means so much and I remember following your MW holidays, they looked magical. x

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