Life • September 4, 2015

A Late Afternoon Picnic with Cath Kidston

I must have said about a million times before that as a family we love a good picnic. We aren’t fans of the fancy type, we are more just ‘leave a picnic blanket in the car and go on the spur of the moment’ kind of people. We also adore a good old ‘carpet picnic’ having one most weekends in the winter- I don’t know why but putting a rug down on the floor in our living room and eating our sandwiches seems to be so exciting for our girls so it’s something we do a lot.

Recently we collaborated with one of our favourite brands Cath Kidston on their #Bags To School campaign, which was incredibly exciting. We also got to pick out a few bits from their new range as well. When this large parcel full to the brim of Cath Kidston bits arrived, Mr E had to calm me down as I thought I was going to explode with excitement. We were honoured (and nervous!) to take over their instagram account a couple of weekends ago, which was amazing, and as the weather was so gorgeous one evening we decided that we would go for a late afternoon picnic so I could snap a few photos for their instagram. It turned out because the light was so golden (my favourite kind!) I actually took a lot more photos than I thought…

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I absolutely adore this new picnic blanket, the colours are beautiful, and we were in desperate need of a new one. LL was watching and waving to the boat going by in this picture.

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Such a pretty light.

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Teddy bear sandwiches- why do my children seem to eat sandwiches more if they are cut into some sort of shape?

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Two little ladies having a picnic- we love all the Cath Kidston picnic wear, like these little boxes and the girls new water bottles.

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Chatting with Daddy. We chose a lovely little spot by the river. I often wish we lived somewhere more exciting but it’s actually quite pretty.

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Having a laugh with Mummy, I love my Billie Goes To Town dress which is also from Cath Kidston’s new range. I think it’s going to be a good transition from summer to autumn.

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Happy smiley girls. I love this one. Don’t you love it when your little ones seem to love having their photo taken? It definitely doesn’t always happen in our house.

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I adore this photo of LL, although she has a slight crusty nose from a cold. She’s such a little character.

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Daddy cuddles.

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Little posers. LL’s dress is absolutely stunning and I know we will get a lot of wear out of it in autumn, with tights and boots. ckpicnic12

Little crazies.

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I am not sure what is going on here.

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Or here!

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We rarely get photos of us together as normally we don’t trust Mr E with the camera, but he’s usually pretty good as long as I get the settings right before hand. I absolutely love these ones he took of us, I can’t remember what we were giggling about.

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I love their faces so much.

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I don’t think I will ever tire of this beautiful golden light you get- we don’t get it all that much here but when we do it’s so pretty.

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These last batch of photos are very much the LL show but her sister was too busy running around to take photos. I love her little face in this one.

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I really love these photos and so I just had to share them. Definitely three of my favourite things- my family, picnics and beautiful light. Plus some Cath Kidston thrown in for good measure. I’m so sad summer is over!

 

 

NB: We worked with Cath Kidston on their #BagsToSchool campaign, they didn’t ask us to take or share these photos, but I just love them!

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