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Our First Half Term

October was a month of highs and lows, more accurately lows followed by highs. Lu’s first term at nursery seemed to come around much too slowly for us. She spent most of October overtired and in really bad form. Needless to say, when half term came around we all breathed a sigh of relief.

My plan for the week was to do a whole lot of nothing. We spent the first four or so days not venturing far from home, some days we didn’t leave the house at all. We painted, watched films, played toys all of Lu’s favourite ‘off day’ activities. ‘Off day’ is a little phrase she has for any day we’re ‘off’. 8/10 if you ask her what she wants to do on ‘off day’ she’ll say stay home! Other than that we mostly pottered about, doing DIY, walking the dog and ticking a few more items off our Autumn to-do list.

Towards the end of the week we did go on a little adventure. My Mum booked us a Halloween treat of a stay at Jacksons Hotel in Donegal. It’s such a beautiful part of the world – somewhere we all love to visit. Jacksons had a fab half term deal on which included cinema tickets, use of pool and leisure facilities as well as a hot buffet breakfast. We had an absolute blast, keep an eye on YouTube for a new video of our little break soon!


This post is linked up with The Ordinary Moments, hosted by Donna at What the Redhead Said.



  1. 13th November 2018 / 9:46 am

    It sounds like a lovely well-needed break. It is so hard once they start nursery and school, they start getting so tired. I always look forward to half term.

  2. 13th November 2018 / 9:57 am

    oh wow it looks like a beautiful place full of autumnal colours. I have never been to Ireland but it is on my to do list and this has just made me want to go even more.

  3. 13th November 2018 / 1:29 pm

    I love having a few days at home with no plans. So often I’m tempted to fill our days with activities but forget how tired little ones get at school and it’s good for them to have a few chilled days.

  4. 13th November 2018 / 1:31 pm

    I can totally relate to this – my daughter is always exhausted come half term and we spent the first few days in PJs….much needed downtime needed for the littles looks like you had a lovely chilled one.

  5. 13th November 2018 / 6:58 pm

    That looks like a lovely break you all had, and by the sounds of it well needed too. Twin 2 likes staying at home and not going anywhere too

  6. 13th November 2018 / 7:20 pm

    What a well deserved break and the photographs are stunning

  7. 14th November 2018 / 9:22 am

    My daughter started nursery properly this year & its hard work for them isn’t it πŸ™ Sounds like a lovely break though!

  8. 14th November 2018 / 11:05 am

    Awww it looks like an amazing place. We are always so ready for half term. Little ones get so worn out don’t they. I’m always ready for a few lie ins too x

  9. 15th November 2018 / 2:40 pm

    The photos are gorgeous Hannah! I’d love to visit Donegal one day, it always looks and sounds so beautiful πŸ™‚

  10. 15th November 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Oh it looks so beautiful Hannah. I’ve found that this term – and the last half term mostly – are the hardest. They’re just so tired and the routine sets in and it’s so exhausting. January onwards should be a lot easier x

  11. 15th November 2018 / 11:26 pm

    It’s such a major readjustment for them. My boys were also both really tired when they first started nursery.

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