Why you can never say no to a holiday in Spain!

Viva Espana

L’Homme and I love going away with the kids. We have done a fair share of UK holidays and quite a few in France too obviously (where I am from). This year, I craved sunshine and I was desperate to return to Spain.

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Ile de Ré highlights/Mes moments coups de coeur à l’Ile de Ré

🇬🇧 Our time on Ile de Re was just great – apart from a very poorly toddler stricken by a nasty case of bronchiolitis (thank goodness, there are excellent doctors in France!)

The highlights of our holiday included (get ready for tons of photos!:)

🇫🇷 Notre séjour a l’Ile de Ré fut superbe – mis a part le fait que notre petite dernière fut terriblement malade sous le coup d’une bronchiolite carabinée (heureusement qu’il y a de bons médecins en France!).

Si je vous résume les temps forts de notre séjour on y trouve (préparez-vous a une déferlante de photos!):

  • Witnessing incredible sunsets many nights/Admirer des magnifiques couchers de soleil

The photos below were taken on the same evening!

Sunset at Bois-Plage beach

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A glorious late summer day at Hughenden Manor/Une superbe journée de fin d’été au Manoir de Hughenden

🇬🇧 We were in the UK for the last bank holiday of the summer and just decided to really make the most of it. Living in a 2 bedroom flat as a family of 5 has got at least one good thing: it encourages us to be out and explore as often as we can. We decided to head out for the day and have a pic-nic at the beautiful Hughenden Manor.

🇫🇷 Nous étions en Angleterre pour le dernier weekend de 3 jours du mois d’Aout et avec la météo qui nous était annoncé il nous fallait en profiter. Bien évidemment habiter a 5 dans un appartement est un élément supplémentaire  qui nous motive pour bouger et partir faire des petites excursions en famille!

Hughenden Manor and Garden NT

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Jaf in the box on a break…

Hi all! This week there won’t be a proper blog post. We are in Italy with my husband’s family  (his parents + 5sibblings + all the children!!!!! ) having a big family reunion and I feel this is just precious time we should just enjoy. I’ll be back for more stories and pics so stay tuned! In the meantime feel free to follow me on Instagram (Jaf_in_the_box) for nice photos of our Italian break.

Greetings from Italy! 🇮🇹😘

Italy, Fiat 500, Stripes, striped dress, uniqlo, tom's shoes
Super cute stripey dress from Uniqlo for the bargain price of £9.99 (limited edition offer) and navy Tom’s shoes (so confy…I will wear them to the ground!!😉)