Sunday, 11 January 2015

"We'll have to go through it! Swish swish swish"


Words cannot convey to you how cold this walk was. I suppose we should have known better. Exposed nature reserves and coastlines are always freezing, but I could not have forseen just how unbelievably bitter it would be. Fortunately, even though my husband and I cannot seem to dress ourselves appropriately, I had the boys hopped up in some warm gear, and Jack didn't seem to mind the baltic temperature and howling wind. Infact, he had an amazing time. He begged us not to turn around and go back to the car, but I explained (to the best of my ability, I could no longer articulate words) that Noah's lips were turning blue and we must.


It was my hands in particular that were so cold they were painful. I fumbled about with the camera and it became difficult to change the settings as I snapped the boys. My husband could barely function. He looked defeated as he briskly walked back to the car without so much as looking back at us.












Maybe we can thank Jack's new Trespass Wendell Ski Jacket for keeping him so cozy. He also wore his Ingugu hat, H&M mittens, Zara Slim fit Trousers, and Classic Hunter wellies. Noah wore a snowsuit from Sainsburys and H&M pom pom hat. Despite frostbite nearly taking my fingers, it was a beautifully scenic walk. And sure. It'll harden us.

He aint heavy, he's my brother.

1. Ba's tootsies
2. Proud of clever Daddy, that's his illustration on the front of the Guardian.
3. Jack and Mummy made cupcakes
4. Noah's ark
5. Lean on me
6. The walk that foundered
7. Portrait of Jack
8. Learning to spell

33 comments:

  1. Fantastic photos! Looks like a fun walk :) #MySundayPhoto

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  2. Love the photo of them on the grass! You now have 2 adorable stylish boys =) #mysundayphoto

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  3. Gorgeous photos. The boys look like they are enjoying themselves in spite of the cold

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  4. You're photos are beautiful, I love that one of Daddy and Noah all snuggled up!!

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  5. I wish you a happy start into 2015. Love the images of Jack and Noah. You are really good with intimate portraits that feel very unique and immediately catch your attention. Best wishes!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Thank you Mersad. Happy new year to you!

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  6. love all those lovely photos...as always...The weather is certainly getting cold down here as well, with two-digit below zero. But kids miraculously enjoy this biting cold..Happy 2015 :)

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  7. Beautiful set of photos, he looks at home out in the fresh air

    Thank you for linking up

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  8. What amazing photos - looks like you had a great time despite the cold! #magicmoments

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  9. Beautiful photos. It looks like a beautiful area. We live close to a nature reserve but we don't visit anywhere near as often as we should x

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  10. Great shots - so glad you shared at http://www.image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/01/orchids-in-bloom.html

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  11. Lovely series of pictures of sibling love. Happy WW

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  12. Such wonderful photos and plenty of lovely clothes to keep him toasty and warm. It is hard to imagine through your photos how cold it was, they look to be having so much fun.

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    1. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

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  13. So beautiful! Love the photos of the brothers together. Adorable!

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  14. amazing pictures!!! your boys are so handsome!

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  15. Beautiful photo's, I hate being cold with a vengeance but it's always nice to fight the cold to know we've got the kids out and about. Feels good to get home and cosy :)

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  16. Lovely pictures !!!
    They all show how happy you all are and how you enjoy each others company.

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  17. The pictures are awesome! I think kids don't even notice the cold as much as we do!!!

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  18. Even though you struggled against the cold, you still took awesome photos! Well done to your hubby's illustration on the front of the Guardian! Take care. Tina from Amanda's Books and More

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  19. Fab shots! Loved the last caption - thanks for the giggles! :)
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  20. Amazing pics! Your kids look like they are thoroughly enjoying themselves. Love how you captured that feeling. :)

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  21. Great series of photos from your day outside.

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  22. It looks so cold, but they look bundled up so cutely!

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  23. It does look cold, but it didn't seem to deter the kids...they look like they are having a grand time!!! Wishing you well!!!

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  24. JUST lovely! children hardly ever seem to mind the cold, don't they? not that it is ever really cold in south Africa...

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  25. It looks freezing, but golly what amazing, dramatic photos!

    Thanks for linking up to #TWTWC xx

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  26. I've been there -- so hard to take photos with FROZEN hands! You did good! :)

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  27. Wow, there is no way I would have know how uncomfortably cold it was from the photos. You all look so happy.

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  28. Jack looks sooo cool..amidst the cold that we all have to endure :)..Love his brilliant red jacket as well..

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