Me & Mine {May}

Jess McGlynnMay 31, 2015

Did anyone else get a whiff of beautiful summer weather this month?  I feel like we are edging ever closer to long days spent at the beach, ice creams just because, wild hair and mucky feet and not going to bed until way past bedtime…or is that just me?

Having just been away this month for half term I am so ready for it to be the summer holidays!  Just 8 weeks and then total freedom.  I have the best memories of the summer holidays when I was growing up; of the simplest things really like Mum taking us camping for 3 weeks whilst Dad went to work (although my sister did get struck by lightning on that particular trip so it may not have been all that great…) or running round the village and causing mischief, buying paintbrush lollies from the local butchers for 25p or getting a big bag of sherbert sticks for £1 and holding bets on how many we could tip into our mouths before we had to swallow…and I love that Meg and Eli get to start making those same kinds of memories now and I can be a part of that.

But back to May, this month we have enjoyed:-

*Lots and lots of birthday fun.  That’s all 4 of our birthdays done and dusted for 2015 and I can start planning what happens next year!
*Publishing my book.
*Going away for a week to Wales and getting some much needed time together as a family.

I had hoped that being in Wales would give us a good opportunity to get a nice family photo but despite taking my tripod with us I completely forgot to get it out, so we mostly took selfies whilst we were out and about.  Not that I really mind…we are all well versed in taking family selfies now and the kids will ask to take one wherever we go.  I think they are definitely the product of having parents who love to Instagram life!

We did manage to capture this one shot of us at the beach although Meg is grimacing as she has sand in her eyes (despite the gorgeous blue sky the wind was up and there was literally sand blowing everywhere) and who knows what Eli is doing; I sort of just leave him to get on with things now rather than insisting he smiles.  You just need to take a look at my IG feed to see what happens when you ask him to smile for a shot.

Although every once in a while you do strike gold…

So that’s our little monthly round-up; I hope everyone else has had a good one.

dear beautiful


  • dont call me stepmum

    June 2, 2015 at 13:43

    How exciting, love these photos Jess, need to get a copy of your book, I've heard great things. Congratulations x

  • Louise Fairweather

    June 2, 2015 at 13:43

    All the photos are lovely – I like the one with Eli's foot in the air! Glad you had a lovely half term x

  • Claire@ClarinasContemplations

    June 2, 2015 at 13:43

    Gorgeous pics Jess! What an exciting month it's been for you all! Love your attitude to Eli's crazy little boy antics!x

  • Cariemay

    June 2, 2015 at 13:43

    Oh what a wonderful month – all your photos look so very very happy – notwithstanding the sand!

  • Hayley

    June 2, 2015 at 13:43

    Ah, that last one is lovely Jess! Massive congratulations on your book, just amazing! xx #meandmine

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