Project 365: Week #18

May 3, 2014

There are a couple of extra days this week as we headed to Butlin’s last Friday for a weekend in Bognor Regis. POD loved meeting her favourite characters and we had the best time. Having arrived home on Monday, the rest of the week was business as usual.

Welcome to Project 365: Week #18.

Day 115 

It was wet on Friday afternoon but we couldn’t resist having a look at the traditional fairground when we arrived! POD got to meet Angelina Ballerina, listen to Billy & Bonnie’s Storytime and we saw the Scooby-Doo show too.

PODcast - Friday Butlins

Day 116 

The sun appeared on Saturday so we were able to explore the resort following a parent and toddler swim. We tried out the carousel, the helter skelter and squeezed in a walk to Bognor beach.

We also discovered Scoop, an ice-cream parlour with the most wonderful selection of flavours including crème brûlée, coffee and pistachio.

PODcast Sat Butlins

POD was almost beside herself when she met Fireman Sam!

PODcast Sat Butlins 2

Day 117 

Sunday was glorious so we made the most of the outdoors in-between shows. I love this photograph of the helter skelter.

PODcast Sun Butlins 2

and this one of POD having fun in the play area!

PODcast Butlins Sun

Day 118

Once home on Monday we got to enjoy some outdoor fun before the working week. The highlight was Daddy mowing the lawn and POD pretending to do the same next to him.

PODcast - Mon

Day 119

It was an absolute delight to discover these humbug-like snails are back. They hide at the base of our Red Hot Poker stems but travel upwards when it rains.

PODcast Tues

Day 120

Little time today so it was a quick capture of our ever changing seedum.

PODcast Wed

Day 121

Dandelion clocks seem to be everywhere. I found the perfect one to photograph but sneezed and lost my footing. This was the result!

PODcast Thurs

Day 122

No complete dandelion clocks today so I made do with what was available. They’re such pretty weeds!

PODcast Friday 2nd May

Day 123

Another speedy capture today, this time of a fern unfurling. They’re so interesting close-up!

PODcast Sat

Thank you to everyone that nominated me in the BiB awards, I’m thrilled to be on the photography shortlist. You can see each of the categories and vote for your faves here.

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

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  • Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One May 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    That is such a beautiful snail shell, they do fascinate me #365

  • welshmumof3boys May 3, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    love the traditional fair rides, gorgeous colours. She doesn’t look too impressed with the pink cow lol 🙂

  • Karen May 3, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Looks like it’s been a beautiful sunny week. Love the Butlins photos and those flowers are so pretty x

  • Sarah MumofThree World May 3, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Lovely photos as ever. Looks like you had a brilliant time at Butlin’s 🙂
    Congratulations on making it to the BiBs shortlist! Really hope to see you in the final.

  • Faded Seaside Mama May 3, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    As usual, another collection of really stunning photos. Your place in the BiBs is well deserved!

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) May 3, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Love the dandelions and the helter skelter. Lovely shots of POD in the play area and with Fireman Sam x

  • Michelle May 3, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    So jealous of your week it looks great and another week of simply breathtaking photos #project365 x

  • Katie May 3, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Beautiful photography – I included a snail last week, the shells are so beautiful aren’t they! A lovely set of pictures.

  • chantelle hazelden (mamamummymum) May 3, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    As always amazing pictures. gorgeous, I want to visit the fairground!! #project365

  • Angela May 3, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    What great pictures! I love that carousel it’s so exciting to see it peeking behind the trees, make me want to go on it lol

  • Emma T May 3, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Stunning photos. I love the one with Fireman Sam. Can’t beat when kids meet their heroes.

  • Jaime Oliver May 4, 2014 at 1:00 am

    what an absolute gorgeous set of photos this week. You have made me really excited for our trip to butlins 🙂

  • Peg May 4, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Looks like a lovely week with beautiful weather. I especially love that Fireman Sam photo!

  • Kriss MacDonald May 4, 2014 at 2:07 am

    fab photos – my favourites are Pod with Fireman Sam and the Fern unfurling!

  • Kara May 4, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Looks like you had a fab time in Butlins……I still need to write my post. Love the picture of her squeezing Fireman Sam

  • Emmys Mummy May 4, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Loving the Butlins pictures. We’ve not long returned from our holiday and had so much fun

  • Kirsty - Hijacked by Twins May 4, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Looks like you’ve had a lovely time! POD is such a cuties 🙂 my twins love Fireman Sam at the moment, they would have been so giddy if they’d seen him! x #BetterPhotosProject

  • Kirsty - Hijacked by Twins May 4, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Looks like you’ve had a lovely time! POD is such a cutie 🙂 my twins love Fireman Sam at the moment, they would have been so giddy if they’d seen him! x #BetterPhotosProject

  • Mammasaurus May 4, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Such sweet photos Charly – looks like a fun packed week!

  • brinabird and son May 4, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Aww love the photo with Fireman Sam…what a big hug! I love seeing the closeup of ferns too…it is beautiful watching them unfurl!

  • suzanne3childrenandit May 4, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Gorgeous composition in some of the photographs today, particularly the one of the carousel – such a pretty sight 🙂 Congrats on your BiBs shortlisting, very well deserved lovely x x

  • Iona@Redpeffer May 4, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I agree, I love the ferns unfurling. Some of my best have been taken up in Scotland at this time of year-the light is so good (or it can be!) on the West coast especially.

  • LauraCYMFT May 4, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Great photos as always! Looks like you had a lot of fun in Butlins.

  • Elaine Livingstone May 4, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    she does look ecstatic with Fireman Sam, I like the bright colours of the helter skelter and carousel.
    My fav is Pod in the play area. The fren uncurling is quite amazing.

  • Michelle Twin Mum May 4, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    That sneeze gave the perfect result, I love that picture. Mich x

  • Super Busy Mum {Debs} May 4, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous!!! Man I love your photos lady!! #365

  • Actually Mummy... May 5, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I am loving your macro shots. But this week my fave is definitely POD in that circle 🙂

  • older mum in a muddle May 5, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Great pictures of POD, dandelions, and loving the helter skelter! X.

  • Mummy of Two May 5, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    It looks like you had a fab time at Butlins and had some great weather too!

  • Mummy Whiskers May 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Great result from a sneeze! Looks like you had a fabulous time at Butlins too x

  • Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours May 5, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    You take the most stunning photo’s lovely, they are truly amazing! Anyway, Bognor Butlins…. glad you had a lovely time, can’t wait for our hol in a two weeks time! Love the helter skelter shot and the merry go round, there was one at Skegness too… they’re so lovely aren’t they? x

  • OneDad3Girls May 8, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I love the photos from Butlins, she looks so excited with Fireman Sam. My girls would run a mile

  • jenny paulin May 8, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    i love your Butlins photos Charly – it is such a great place for children and i love Pod’s embrace with Fireman Sam. i like the helter skelter pic too and enjoyed riding down it – although not such a fan of all the steps inside lol x

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  • TheBoyandMe May 17, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Absolutely wonderful photographs of Pod at Butlin’s, love the different perspectives of a place that I know so very well.

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365, the new linky is now live.