The Weekend Diaries: Hello Nature

The Weekend Diaries on Nicola Says


A Welcome Escape


Life’s become so busy all of a sudden. It’s been a self-inflicted kind of busy from trying to achieve too many things at once, plus the usual sorting out bills and budgets, so taking some time to rest was just what we needed.



Saturday was a bit of a write-off, and probably one of my worst parenting days to date. I was very definitely shouty mum and every hour felt like a power battle with Oscar. He’s nearly four and is a lovely, thoughtful kid but boy does he enjoy doing his own thing. If you have a three or four year old I’d love to know if they listen to you, because mine definitely doesn’t!



I tried to save the weekend on Sunday by suggesting we all head outdoors. We were all up by 7am (thanks to the clocks changing!) and itching to do something. I wanted to head to Pecorama before it closed for the season, as I hear it’s such a great day out, but with it being half term we figured it’d be too busy to enjoy. Living in Devon has its perks, but we both love the quieter seasons and it’s something I’ve come to appreciate even more now that I have two days off in the week to explore and get things done without the crowds.

We eventually got out the house and headed over to Torquay, for a walk through Cockington Country Park. I’m not the most outdoorsy person (much prefer a cosy, toasty sofa) but I’m starting to appreciate going for walks together a lot more. There’s something so relaxing and calming about the fresh air, lazily walking through trees and watching the kids giggle. It’s all cliché but it’s true.

Sunday was full of smiles, giggles, running around and funny little phrases. One of those days where you forget that time’s passing and enjoy the moments as they happen. Turns out that’s just what I needed – a reminder that life will get busy, things will become stressful, and you won’t always have it figured out, BUT that you can forget it all for a few hours and rest.

Nic x 


Check out that glance from the littlest! 


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