Wednesday, 2 October 2013

When I go out with Artists



Hello all! It has been a while since my last post - sorry! I've been mighty busy, so here's a long entry to make up for it! 
Well... If you're a follower of mine, and you've been paying attention, you'll know my husband is a professional illustrator. He's represented by an agency based in London and New York. They have illustrators from all over Britain and a few from America on their books, so all the work is discussed and allocated via email or phone. That's why every year the Agency throws an amazing party on a beautiful farm in Sussex, England.  All the agents, illustrators and their families get to meet up and chat face-to-face. No phones. No computers. Real life interaction. 

We used to hop on a plane and attend every year, and then, well. Jack happened. And it wasn't so easy anymore. However, he's reached the age now where traveling is an exciting adventure, and we can take him anywhere. So, one plane journey, several tube stops, a long train ride and a taxi later we found ourselves in Sussex. If there was a prize for furthest travelled, the cup would have belonged to us. It was so worth it though. What fun this little boy had! Between all the games and toys (tug o' war, sack races, space hoppers, and a sand pit) great company, and amazing food, he just couldn't bear to leave. 

Jack wore the American Apparel Californian fleece raglan jumper, the flannel button up shirt, and 5 pocket jeans. All wardrobe staples. He also wore the Hunter red kids original boots. Thanks to my great sponsors for sending these along. 

Check out the hog roast. The crackling at these parties is the best most amazing crackling I have ever tasted. It's definitely my food heaven. "Look at the pig, Mummy!" Jack shouted. "Yes, we'll be eating that later" I replied. The look on his face said it all. "No. We don't eat pig!"I tried explaining to him that we do indeed eat pig. And cows, and chickens. He scanned my eyes desperately for any clue that I was only teasing. So then I felt awful and distracted him with a space hopper. I guess we'll keep that buried in the box of horrible home truths we eventually have to tell our children, along with there is no Santa and Daddy isn't really a king on the planet Ginger.  










Tug o' war. Jack helps hampers efforts during the kids trials. Mummy wins it for the girls.

38 comments:

  1. You take beautiful photos and I love the postprocessing too. The photos of the children playing are adorable!! <3 <3 <3

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  2. He in just a doll. Is it weird that I want to wear outfits like his? I just love that style!

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    1. Hehe- I don't think it's weird. But then Jack and I have a very similar dress sense. In fact, we literally have identical items in many types of clothing.

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  3. Amazing shots, full of life, fun and laughter. A joy to watch!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  4. How special! Thanks for sharing your adventures♫ My Orange: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/field-yield/

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  5. Wow - The Space Hopper, your cute son and the red wellies make for some adorable photos and I thought Hunter Wellies were always green - silly me!
    Wrenx

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    1. I think they used to be... and certainly it's still the classic colour. But now they've funked them up a bit and you can get them in every colour under the sun. Even glittery and neon! I have a black pair.

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  6. You guys lead such beautifully creative lives. I'm sorry for Jack's horror at finding out that we eat animals, but that last bit was funny!
    Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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  7. What a beautiful and stylish family you have! :) Visiting from the life of faith blog hop! Following you on bloglovin ;) cheers,
    Ursula from kraft&mint {modern crafts}

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  8. You made the party look like fun! It was worth the trip.

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  9. This post put a smile on my face. Party and fun.
    Have a nice day.
    Mormor

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  10. Oh, so much fun! Love all of your shots and love those boots!

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  11. What a great company to bring everyone together, kids included, in such a special place. All the children are adorable and seem to be having the most wonderful time....and the CRACKLING sounds so yummy to me. Beautiful shots, all of them.

    My Mandarin Orange Monday is of Indian women in colorful saris.

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  12. Visiting from simple as that - what a darling boy! And a fun trip! I can't wait to come back for more reading! xo ARG

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  13. How fun! We take our children when we travel and they love it. :)

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync.

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  14. Beautiful pictures! I love all the little details you include in your pictures.

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  15. What a cute age, love the curly hair! Kids do so love their wellies. My daughter loved playing on those bouncy hoppers, too. What a great party.

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  16. Your photos are so dreamy and whimsical, I love them. And your little boy's hair is DIVINE. x

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  17. What a lovely set of fun photos :-)

    Have a funtastic week ;-)

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  18. Jack is such an active sport, and so cute to boot!!!
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  19. Those red boots just pop in your photo set. And he is such a cutie!

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  20. It looks like you had an absolutely fabulous time. Since you are linking up with us at Communal Global, we would be ever so grateful if you would put a link into your post to our page. Thanks a million!

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  21. What a wonderful trip for your family. Those boots are just perfect!

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  22. Totally love all the photos here and really does sound like this was a fun and successful trip, too. Thanks so much for sharing over at the Mommy Blog Hoppers today!! :)

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  23. Those red boots are so cute!

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  24. WOW! What amazing photos! <3 <3

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  25. Beautiful shots! Love the orange ball:)
    Thanks you sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday #62

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  26. Love seeing the little ones at play. :)

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  27. Looks like you all had a great time! What a lovely area you live in. It's so much more prettier and hospitable than the desert I live in.

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  28. Wonderful memorable photos & what a cutie pie! Thanks for sharing. Already following you!

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  29. He is SO adorable... those blond curls!

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  30. Poor pig on the spit!! Love your little guy's hair ;-)

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  31. Wonderful photos and all that fun makes me wish I were 5 again!

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  32. Good old fashioned fun! Love it! Aloha

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  33. Beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  34. What great pictures. You have one cute son. It looks like you had a great time.
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  35. Such sweet photos! Thanks so much for linking up with us for last week's #SmallStyle!

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