Babies, beaches and big milestones

July 29, 2015

Riding a fairground carousel horse

Nursery’s out for the summer – aka it’s shut for a week – so we’re currently staying down at my parent’s house in Bournemouth on a mini-break. They live by the sea so it always feels like being on holiday, and the weather has been very undecided, so it definitely feels like your typical British seaside break.

Today we caught the land train over to Bournemouth pier, had lunch on the beach, and then played in the water fountains. It was such a perfect little afternoon.

Holiday carousel horse fairground ride

Bourmouth beach, Bournemouth, Dorset

Eliza’s loved going in the sea. and has been a proper beach baby.

Red Arrows monument, Bournemouth beach, Dorset

Bscombe pier, Bournemouth

Alex stayed at home due to work, and although it’s lovely being here I’ve really missed him. Solo bedtime with two is not fun. Plus Florence seems to be changing every day, and her and Eliza are really interacting together at the moment. It’s so lovely. But parents always have loads of food and great snacks in, don’t they?

Boscombe beach, Boscombe pier, Bournemouth, Dorset

And there’s a stowaway which snuck along on this trip….Flo’s first tooth. It has only taken nine months to arrive – and made a massive fuss along the way – but yes, we finally have a tooth. Isn’t teething awful? I’d forgotten. But here’s to the rest of them.

Hope everyone’s having a good week x.

More posts: everything that’s bound to happen in the first six months, Eliza’s teething tips and getting her final baby tooth.


  • Carie

    July 29, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Oh I love that first shot of the pair of you – what a gorgeous picture! And how wonderful that you found some sunshine and the beach – your parents live in a beautiful spot!

  • Eleanor

    July 30, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    I need to spend more time in Bournemouth. It’s such a lovely place. Happy holidays Gill!

  • Alice

    July 30, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    You’re looking gorgeous Gill! I can’t wait to get away to Bournemouth soon! x

  • Claire

    July 30, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Oh this looks like a lovely break. Such a gorgeous photo of you both on the Carousel- get it printed! 🙂 Yep, always good food at parents houses! Enjoy x

  • Molly

    July 30, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Ah what lovely pics of you and your girls. And hurrah for the first tooth! Baby Girl’s first two came up this month too and I was, like, PHEW. Teething is zero fun.

  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    July 31, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Those top two photos are gorgeous! Boo to teething, it sucks. Luckily Tiger now has all his teeth, the whole process is so drawn out, wish they could just get it over and done with in a month! x

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    August 4, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Oh wow her first tooth!! How exciting – I’m waiting for Baby G’s first one to come through. Sounds like you have had an amazing time Bournemouth 🙂

    Laura x

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