I love these pictures - it was a great weekend away, the last one as a family of three - although we are talking so much of the imminent birth of Litlle Baby MiH that a little someone must be wondering whether there is actually someone in his Mummy's tummy or whether I just ate all the pies.
Also we had great weather, which is always surprising when we go away in October. And because there was something for everyone - although my being on a bike at 8-month pregnant was definitely more for keeping Baby MiH happy, and for Mr MiH to have a laugh, than my own comfort.
It is also the first time we went to stay in an Eco lodge, something I was really keen on - Mr MiH requested a tree house (still 8-month pregnant, I am not sure he is grasping the concept) - I found a luxury lodge, on one floor, in the middle of the forest - and after some family negotiating on dates (what do you mean you are running a 10K and we cannot do anything before because you need to train?), we booked our long weekend away in Norfolk with Forest Holidays.
Baby MiH may have stolen a few stones in the process.. Sorry...
Baby MiH did love the bike despite his scrunched up face..
We felt restored - every so often we need to get away as a family (ie not in France) and spend some quality together (ie not with our parents, no matter how helpful babysitters they are).
Although I would definitely go back, it will never be in summer. The whole lodge is designed around you being part of the forest - ie massive windows, ie a lot of light in the morning (and no black out curtains) and maybe a sauna effect in the summer. But it is great in the Autumn as you can enjoy the beautiful colours at your doorstep.