A Little Trip Away…The Ordinary Moments

A Little Trip Away…The Ordinary Moments

I’ve spoken before that I wasn’t very good at leaving my girls, the first time I left Alice she was nearly 4 years old and then my hand was really forced because Andy won a trip to Florence and I would’ve been crazy to not go.

Since then I’ve realised that it’s ok. It’s ok for me to have some time to do things that I love to do, that my girls can survive without me and that their daddy is capable to look after them. Yes, he doesn’t do things like I would, they run riot a bit more and he can’t put Alice’s hair up for school as she likes it. But all of that is ok.

This week I went away for 2 nights to Inverness with some bloggers that have now become friends. I’ve never been to Scotland before and I couldn’t turn down an opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen.

I always get really anxious about going anywhere, but once I was sat on the plane all my anxiety left me and I couldn’t wait to get there. I wasn’t disappointed, Eagle Brae where we stayed was one of the beautiful places I’ve been to. We arrived late afternoon and the light was going but the sense of peace was there straight away.

The time we were there was spent sight seeing and there were some gorgeous sights to see at Lochness and a trip to Urghurt Castle. We took a trip into the centre of Inverness for dinner and we took in our surroundings at Eagle Brae.

But mostly we laughed, slept and had fun.

If you told me 2 years ago that this would be something that I would do, I would have laughed and said ‘I can’t see that happening’. If you told me 2 years ago that I would have be doing this as a result of my little blog, I would have been speechless.

Blogging has brought me and my family so much and I’ll always be thankful and appreciate that everything we do as a result of my little space on the internet. I spend a lot of hours working on it, I cry over it and I often feel like I’m not good enough (actually I feel this a lot!).

But then I go away with like minded people, and they remind me why blogging is brilliant. They give me my passion back and I’ve come home full of ideas and with an extra stride in my step.

And whilst of course I missed my girls more than words can say, I know that this little trip away did me and them good.

I’ll be sharing more about my trip away soon…

Joining Donna at What The Redhead Said for The Ordinary Moments 


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  1. 14/01/2018 / 07:34

    It’s so difficult to leave them, especially the first time, but it’s so important for us. We need to have something in our lives for ourselves, that ignites our passion. I’m so pleased you had a wonderful time – I’ve had Scotland on my list for a while and it’s just shot right to the top, it looks truly spectacular!

  2. 14/01/2018 / 08:57

    Such a lovely post. It sounds like Scotland was wonderful! Its always good to have Us time and its lovely that you have made firm friends through blogging! Popping over from #theordinarymoments

  3. 16/01/2018 / 10:20

    Oh it sounds like you had such a lovely time away – and I’m so glad you are doing things like this. So sorry I couldn’t be there! x

  4. 17/01/2018 / 15:13

    I can understand that feeling. It’s almost like you are feeling a body part missing and aching for it to rejoin you. #theordinarymoments

  5. 20/01/2018 / 18:44

    It was lovely spending time with you again. It really is crazy what this blogging world brings us! Cant wait to do it again soon xx #TheOrdinaryMoments