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Two Peas {The Ordinary Moments}

We’ve just got back from a week in Ireland and a week-long break is what every one of us needed. As soon as we arrived, Hurricane Ophelia was on her way so we did get a little cabin feverish but one amazing thing came out of it and that was to see how devoted Emma is to her older brother. Several times a day, she would call out for her big brother and want to play football with him all day long, if she was given the chance. These were moments that made me heart sing, and I loved being able to catch a few of those moments on camera too.

I don’t often talk about the downsides of being a blended family but one of them is how much she misses James when he’s at his mum’s house. It’s quite rare that we have a whole week where all four of us are together and Emma absolutely loved it; the holiday away from our seaside town bonded us all in ways I didn’t expect. She came back seeming so confident and assured, almost as though she felt that she was surrounded by people who love. Which, of course she absolutely is.

We visited Galway while we were there, a place I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time and I thought it was beautiful. Ireland post-hurricane left the skies pretty stormy but the sea looked beautiful and we all enjoyed standing on the rocks, looking out. We spent the day dodging the rain, but this suited us all as the grown ups to fit in a cheeky Guinness and Emma got to jump in the muddy puddles soon after!

The Ordinary Moments



  1. October 23, 2017 / 8:05 am

    Sorry to read the storm had other plans for part of your holiday but the water does look so peaceful in your photos, it’s amazing the calm before and after a storm isn’t it? #TheOrdinaryMoments

  2. October 23, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    That’s so lovely that they got to have this time together. A part of Ireland I would love to see x #theordinarymoments

  3. We're going on an adventure
    October 24, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    What a wonderful break – it sounds like it was the perfect opportunity for you all to reconnect x

  4. October 25, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    This sounds like such a wonderful break and just what you all needed. Being a blended family must have it’s ups and downs – this sounds like one of the ups x

  5. February 6, 2018 / 6:50 am

    You always have such lovely photos! I’m glad you had a great break. #dreamteam

  6. February 6, 2018 / 9:04 am

    Such gorgeous photos! I’m so glad you get these little pockets of time together every now and again xxx #DreamTeam

  7. February 6, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Thanks for sharing, it looks like it was an amazing trip. The water looks tranquil too. #DreamTeam

  8. February 6, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    Galway is a beautiful spot. Pitty about the weather. #dreamteam

  9. Jenny Curtis
    February 6, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    What a lovely family holiday! Makes me yearn for a bit of time away, never been to Ireland, maybe this is the year…. #DreamTeam

  10. February 6, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    Hi, this sounds like a lovely little break we also had a bit of cabin fever with the horrible weather #DreamTeam

  11. February 6, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Being a blended family makes it that little bit more unique and it seems like you had a wonderful time there even with the storm. #DreamTeam

  12. February 6, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    It’s so special when you can get away all together – no outside ‘interference’ from life #Dreamteam

  13. February 6, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    I bet he misses her when he’s with his mum too. Big brother and baby sister. #dreamteam

  14. February 6, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    Aaaw what a lovely group photo! It’s great that the two have bonded so much and it sounds like a really lovely break together #dreamteam

  15. February 6, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    It’s great that you made so much of the trip, even with the weather.

  16. February 6, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    Lovely how your ‘blended family’ is bonding so well – some great pics there! Holidays are sometimes just what we need to relax, rejuvenate and realise what’s really important!

  17. February 7, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Post stormy weather makes for some beautiful pictures – I lovely reminder of your time away together #dreamteam

  18. February 7, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    A wonderful, well deserved break despite the weather! You all look so happy and relaxed together 🙂

  19. February 7, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Looks like a lovely break and so nice that they enjoyed spending time together and it helped build her confidence. #dreamteam

  20. February 7, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    Stunning photos Bridget!! Did you take them with your normal camera? It’s surprising how little breaks away can really gel families together even more than they already are. So glad to hear you all had a fab time. #Dreamteam xxx

  21. February 7, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    That sounds great! A bit of Guinness and puddle jumping seems like a great holiday to me! Your family is gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing

  22. February 7, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    Blended families bring challenges I know but lovely when you see them working. Great to hear about their relationship. My roots are in Galway and I agree it is so very beautiful. #DreamTeam

  23. February 8, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    I love Ireland but guaranteed every time I go, it rains! Maybe one day we will get lucky? #dreamteam

  24. February 9, 2018 / 9:38 am

    A sibling bond is so special and it is so cute to hear how attached Emma is to her brother! Ben has started to show real interest in my bump and I cant wait to see how he reacts to being a sibling!!! #dreamteam

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