Monday, 3 August 2015

31/52: Our last day out for a while

For week 31 of the weekly portrait project I wanted to write about what we did on my last day with my two boys for three weeks. The boys are spending the majority of the summer holidays with their dad who lives over 300 miles away so I am not quite sure yet how I am going to be able to complete weeks 32, 33, and 34. I am hoping their dad will send me some photos over of what they have been up to together.

For this week I was hoping to use photos from our train journey but as the train was overcrowded, this was impossible to get any nice photos. Instead I am going to show photos from our last day out in Plymouth where I treated the boys to a boat trip and a posh meal at the Royal William yard.

“You are the bows from your children as living arrows are sent forth" Kahlil Gibran
We took the ferry from the Plymouth hoe to the Royal William yard harbour which used to be an old navy base. The yard has now been developed into restaurants, shops, businesses and apartments. I love the atmosphere there, it is very relaxed and a great place to socialise. The boys very much enjoyed the thirty minute ferry ride even if it was slightly chilly and we were splashed a couple of times by the waves. 
 When the ferry landed in the harbour we decided to have a quick walk around to stretch our legs and explore all the little hidden places. The boys especially loved a little shelter by the popular restaurant River Cottage. They ran around in circles and tried their best to hide from me.
 I had intended on taking the children to eat at the River Cottage canteen which is owned by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. However they had stopped serving lunch when we arrived which I was a little  disappointed about. 
 The children are massive fans of pasta and Pizza so I thought there would no where better to take them than Prezzos located at the opposite side of the harbour. Everyone was sat out side enjoying a nice glass of wine, soaking up the sunshine but we decided to eat in to avoid the noise, bugs and of course the sun burn. 
 The children went for meatballs and pasta which I was quite jealous of. It looked so nice. 
We really enjoyed our meal at Prezzos. The food was delicious so we may have to return for seconds when the boys come home from their dads. The only thing was that we were so full that we thought it best to not take the ferry back to the city centre. Instead we took the bus straight home but we really enjoyed our little day out together. 

Gem x


  1. That looks like a great day out, what lovely weather xx

  2. Clare @ Maybush Studio4 August 2015 at 12:30

    Gosh 3 weeks without your boys. Simultaneously sad, liberating and a bit scary. I hope you find time to enjoy some time on your own.

  3. Aw lovely happy photos of what looks to have been a great day out. Hope you get to enjoy some time on your own while they're away. #livingarrows

  4. Single Mother Ahoy6 August 2015 at 12:52

    This looks like such a lovely day out, such happy faces!

  5. Heart breaking to know your boys have been away so long. I hope they've had a wonderful time. It's always good to look back at focus on times together though. #LivngArrows


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