Unsugar Coated Motherhood

A Blissful Day

wpid-img_20150412_144206.jpgHubby’s folks came to us and looked after the kids yesterday so we could enjoy a long relaxed lunch together. It was so nice to leave the house without a buggy, bikes or scooters, changing bag and all the other paraphernalia that usually accompanies us on our outings. Don’t get me wrong I adore my children, but a little bit of time apart that didn’t involve me going to work was very much needed, and gratefully appreciated. Although we said we’d try and do this monthly, it’s been three months since our last date.

We sat in the beer garden of a trendy pub, ate some seriously yummy food, had a few drinks and chatted about all the things we don’t usually get to talk about. Then rather than getting the bus home, we walked an hour and a half in the glorious sunshine instead. Knowing that the kids were having lots of fun with their granny and grandad meant we weren’t worried about them, and didn’t feel guilty about enjoying some us time. The sheer joy on the little fella’s face that greeted us when we got home was absolutely priceless. Such a lovely welcome back 🙂

It really was a blissful day, and a fab way to end the Easter break. What have you lovely lot been up to? 

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  1. It was really lovely thanks hon xxx

  2. Sounds like a lovely date, important to take time out to be ‘you’ and refresh those batteries xxx

  3. You’re so right about that my lovely xx

  4. Ahhh it was fab! They don’t come around often but they’re great when we manage them xx

  5. It was fab hon, can’t recommend it highly enough xx

  6. What a lovely date! Well done to the two of you for managing to go out ‘sans children’. You look so happy in the photo, Reneé, love it!

  7. Such a lovely post. So important to get some time together isn’t it. And that smile you get when you arrive home is simply divine. Thanks for joining in with #CountyLuckyStars x

  8. Sounds like a fab day, and nope, I wouldn’t feel guilty one bit! It’s so important to have a bit of ‘together’ time every now and again 🙂 x

  9. What a perfect day, love that gorgeous picture of you both, you can see how well you match from the image. Desperate for a date night/day here, feels like ages as I’ve been away, missed my better half xx

  10. We managed a day out a month or so ago, when Gwenn was at nursery, giving us about 8hrs to ourselves. I was positively giddy! Hope we can do it again soon.

    What I find tough is the feeling I need to justify what we did, to myself! Like you said “Don’t get me wrong, I adore my children” as if saying you want a bit of time yourself means you’re a poor mum. I feel as if every minute away from Gwenn is wrong, while at the same time desperately needing some time just to exist as Beth, not mama. It’s really hard.



  11. Sounds like such a lovely day out, we haven’t been out on our own for ages and so need to get a date in the diary for a bit of grown up time. A few drinks in a beer garden in the sunshine is heaven! xx

  12. Oh, this sounds wonderful! My husband and I are pretty rubbish about doing this, although we did manage to go out for breakfast a few weeks ago which was lovely 🙂

  13. Ah sounds like a lovely afternoon hon, I could do with one of those! Glad you had such a lovely time 🙂 xx

  14. Ah sounds like such a lovely day hon, good for you! I’d love an afternoon like that with my hubs! xx

  15. Oh, there’s nothing like enjoying the sunshine in a pub garden without any kids! I’m so glad you had a lovely time and both got to spend it together just the two of you! xx

  16. It sounds like such a lovely and chilled out day, always so nice to have one of those!

  17. Beautiful picture of you two. We are a bit naughty when it comes to date nights so really trying to be better at it all and remember to make time for each other too. Sounds like you guys had a lovely afternoon and much needed xx

  18. We keeping making appointments and it keeps falling through. I’m a little bit jealous of your time spend together. Oh well, that’s what happens when you have five kids. This week we are sticking with it even if it is just to slip away for breakfast.

  19. Sounds like the perfect date to me! Sometimes it’s doing the simple things like that which make the best and most relaxing times isn’t it? We haven’t had a date night since we moved but I think we need to plan one in now 🙂 Thanks for linking up at #sharethejoy honey x

  20. I love days like that that when you get to reconnect and nice to get a lovely welcome back xx #countluckystars

  21. Sounds amazing, Hubby and I haven’t had any time on our own for 18 months. The thought of a long lazy lunch sounds bliss. popping over from Share the Joy

  22. That sounds glorious, been far too long since I did that too x

  23. Oh how lovely for you and hubby to have some much needed time for just the two of you and sounds like you made the most of it. Really must try and do something similar soon x #sharethejoy

  24. Sounds ideal, nothing better than some alone time once in a while! Make sure not to leave it three months this time hehe!

  25. Well done, both of you! ‘Us’ time is so important to reconnect and recharge the batteries in a way that isn’t possible when you’re at home. We don’t do this sort of thing enough ourselves, despite promising that we would have one night out per month. Life is busy, but not doing so is ultimately counter-productive. We will have to follow your example, having spent the whole of this weekend running around doing stuff with the kids – great fun, yes, but denying us the opportunity to just be a couple for a few hours again.

  26. Well done the Grandparents. You need grown up time too

  27. How Wonderful!!! Time alone with your hubby is so important! Thanks for sharing #ShartheJoyLinkUp

  28. Sounds lovely, and I’m so glad you enjoyed every minute xx

  29. It sounds like you had a lovely time….Sometimes we need a break from the little one’s x

  30. Aw so glad you got some time together, sounds lovely hun xx

  31. Sound like you had a lovely day! I couldn’t agree more that it’s so important to find some time just as a couple – easier said than done though isn’t it!

  32. Hello there, how lovely to have some you time-glad you had a nice time! You’ve made me realise we haven’t done this for a very long time, we must try harder! xx

  33. It’s lovely to have ‘us time’ isn’t it? We haven’t done it in a long time! Although tomorrow we have the day to ourselves and we’ll be having a spring clean together haha! #magicmoments

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