This Little Big Life | Strawberry Picking

Another week has been and gone and it’s time again to relive last weekend. This Little Big Life is a project I have started with Sarah from Sarah Rooftops to capture our weekends, every week. Whether that’s in the form of a photo post or video, the whole weekend or just one little moment, we are focussing on recording those small, normal, family moments that could so quickly and easily be forgotten with the passing of time before you’ve realised that actually, they are the big moments. You can find my first post in the project here.

Sarah and I would really love it if you would like to join in with our little project and share your own weekend moments with us. We’ve opened it up as a linky so please come and link up your posts, I’m really looking forward to little glimpses into other people’s weekends. All we ask is that you pop by each other’s posts and share the love a little bit, I’m really hoping that over time we can build a lovely supportive and creative community that we can all benefit from being a part of. If you want to use #ThisLittleBigLife on Instagram or when you’re sharing your posts on Twitter then please do, and if you tag us in your tweets we will retweet them, (@blueberriesblog and @sarahrooftops) but there’s no strict rules.

Last weekend the weather was forecast to be grey and miserable, so we had already decided to have a swimming day on Saturday. The plan was to blitz the house first thing and then go out, but by the time we got up and going it was 10am and we just wanted to go out and have some fun, so that’s what we did! We spent most of the day at our local fun pools, and everyone had a great time. I even went down one of the flumes with Mabel on my lap, although I’m pretty sure the lifeguard at the bottom was laughing at my squeals as we popped out the end of the slide (at least I hope it was at my squeals and not something more embarrassing). I love taking the kids swimming, all three of them love it in the water so much, they can stay in for hours and the smiles never leave their faces. We had lunch in the pool café, and then Mabel and Carl went back in while Ernie napped and Greta and I watched them from the poolside.

After swimming we popped into Aldi for some essential Saturday night snacks (ice cream, sweets, fizzy pop and cheesecake), and then headed home to chill out, play pop-up pirate, scoff sweets and drink pink lemonade.

pop-up pirate pink lemonade hands on glass Greta drinking lemonade

Mabel and Greta had a sleepover at Nanny and Grandad’s house on Saturday night, so after they had been picked up Carl cooked us a yummy dinner of fajitas and we spent the rest of the night slobbing in front of the TV and eating cheesecake. I’m not one to brag about my baby’s sleep (mostly because there’s nothing to brag about), but I have to mention the fact that Ernie ‘slept through’ (kind of) from 10pm till 5am, making that the longest uninterrupted sleep that either of us have had in a very long time! I know it wont be repeated for a while but it was good all the same.

Quorn and vegetable fajitas

On Sunday morning I felt inspired by the quiet house (weird!) to do some yoga and I’m so glad I did. I’ve done bits and pieces over the last couple of months but I really want to get back into it properly so I’m following the 30 day yoga camp playlist from Yoga with Adriene on YouTube. The rest of the morning was taken up with a leisurely breakfast and cleaning the house (again), before we headed over to get the girls from their Nanny and Grandad’s.

Yoga mat

We all went strawberry picking in the afternoon, which is where I made this week’s video. Ernie was in his element! He only actually had two strawberries, but by the time we left he was covered in red juice and looked like he’d eaten the whole field, I thought the farmer was going to tell us off!

We go to the same field every year to get our strawberries and they are most definitely the tastiest I’ve ever had, honestly you can’t beat a Hampshire strawberry. After a quick pop in to see Carl’s Grandad, we made our way home for dinner and a fresh strawberry milkshake before bed.




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  1. June 24, 2016 / 8:09 am

    Ah, this is lovely! I’m planning some strawberry picking for this weekend (assuming the weather isn’t thunderstorms which my weather app predicts currently!) We did it late last year and Max loved it, but I think this year he’ll be so much more into it. So sorry, I’ve been meaning to link up to this for ages but holidays and catching up have got in my way – next week I’m all over this!
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    • Louise
      June 30, 2016 / 7:40 pm

      Don’t you worry lovely lady! I can only just about mange to wreite them myself 😉 Hope your strawberry picking went well x

  2. June 24, 2016 / 10:31 am

    Awww Ernie is delicious! If I can call him that!? So cute eating his strawberries! What a brilliant sleep through too, that’s awesome. I always say I’ll go and pick strawberries but haven’t yet. One day. I like the fact you couldn’t be bothered to clean the house and just chose fun at the pool instead. K
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    • Louise
      June 30, 2016 / 7:41 pm

      Of course you can! We always chose fun over cleaning… I’ll never have an organised home! x

    • Louise
      June 30, 2016 / 7:44 pm

      It was good, he hasn’t done it again since of course… x

  3. June 30, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    I can’t wait to go strawberry picking – just need it to stop raining first! Love this idea of recording your weekends – sometimes they pass in such a blur. #sharethebloglove

  4. July 3, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at #SharingtheBlogLove! I love these little snapshots of life – looking back at my last comment I can now say that you did inspire me and we headed out last weekend to pick ourselves some strawberries! It was great!
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  5. July 4, 2016 / 7:56 am

    My girls love swimming too, it’s so much fun for everyone. I hope the lifeguard wasn’t laughing at anything else too ha ha!! We love strawberry picking and planning on going next weekend to our local farm. Thank you do much for joining us for #SharingtheBlogLove Laura x
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  6. July 4, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    I love reading about peoples weekends – Im soo nosy!

    We love strawberry picking we go every year. Your pictures are stunning.

    I didn’t realise you had started a linky lovely – is it on every week? #sharingthebloglove

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