December 4, 2013

On the days POD doesn’t want to get dressed, morning is a rushed affair. She might hold her arms down by her sides making it difficult to get her pyjama top off, remove her clothes once they’re on or hide her shoes.

You might have to chase her too although that’s usually quite entertaining.

If she helps with getting ready, ensuring she’s at nursery for breakfast is much more relaxed. It may even involve a Costa stop-off on the way home before embarking on the working day.

Last weekend POD was brilliant. She was out of bed shortly after the alarm went off and dressed with no fuss. Although it was 6am, she was excited – we were heading to Belgium that day.

We found a great deal with Eurotunnel which involved taking the car from Folkestone to Calais – a journey that only took 25 minutes. We then drove from Calais to Bruges.

This photograph was taken en route to Folkestone, we were on the motorway travelling at c.70mph. It isn’t apparent in this image but the sky was bright orange – such an incredible sight. POD summed it up perfectly when she said “look the sky is on fire”.

We’re linking this post up with The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. The theme is Morning.

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  • Reply Louise December 4, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Love the orange sky x

  • Reply Tara @ Sticky Fingers December 4, 2013 at 11:03 am

    That is beautiful. Love these captured moments when nature takes your breath away 🙂

    • Reply Charly Dove December 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Thank you very much Tara, was one of those great moments 🙂

  • Reply Ben December 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Love that time of the morning and what a stunning shot

    • Reply Charly Dove December 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you Ben, so glad I managed to capture it despite being on the move!

  • Reply Sarah MumofThree World December 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Beautiful photo and sounds like a lovely family adventure 🙂

    • Reply Charly Dove December 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you Sarah – was a little adventure but good fun 🙂

  • Reply Notmyyearoff December 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Hehe POD sounds like Zs little twin in mischief. He loves to kick up a fuss about only wearing his bedroom slippers outside. At 7am that sounds so loud. You’re so close to Calais! Brugges sounds lovely, I’d really love to visit one day. And that sunrise looks very very nice!

    • Reply Charly Dove December 4, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Think you’re probably right there! I love how they insist on making a fuss although I do wish it would be a quieter! You should definitely visit Bruge, was a lovely short break 🙂

  • Reply Lou's Lake Views December 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Clever girl, what a perfect description!

    • Reply Charly Dove December 4, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      It really was Lou – love how they’re so literal 🙂

  • Reply Sara (@mumturnedmom) December 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Wow, what a sunrise! Stunning.
    We haven’t reached the fight over clothes stage yet, but I can see it in my future 🙂

    • Reply Charly Dove December 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you Sara. Good luck with the clothes 🙂

  • Reply MummaG December 4, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Beautiful photo, it’s lovely when children notice things around them 🙂

    • Reply Charly Dove December 5, 2013 at 12:14 am

      It really is – I love that POD said the sky was on fire. She was right it really looked like it was 🙂

  • Reply LauraCYMFT December 4, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Ooo that sounds so fun to take a trip to another country on the spur of the moment. Gorgeous picture too!

    • Reply Charly Dove December 5, 2013 at 12:14 am

      It was such a good deal Laura – too good to miss. Eurotunnel need to market themselves better! Thank you 🙂

  • Reply older mum in a muddle December 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    What a lovely way to see a sunrise. Loved what POD had to say about it…. it’s like fire. X

    • Reply Charly Dove December 6, 2013 at 9:05 am

      She was so right Sarah – it really did look like the sky was on fire!

  • Reply HelpfulMum December 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Wow, what a stunning sunrise!

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