I had this months Me and Mine all mapped out in my mind, us running on the beach, you know the kind of gorgeous family shots you get on the beach. Or all looking relaxed on some gorgeous lounger somewhere. And this really is the perfect spot for those beautiful family shots.
But what I didn’t factor in was that Jack would point-blank refuse to go on the beach in his pumps in case he got sand in them, or that I wouldn’t be able to trust Joe on the beach when he was ready for dinner, as he would go to near to the sea and get his feet wet.
Or that Jack would be starving and want to get to the restaurant, and we would be already running late for dinner as getting this pair anywhere on time is a physical impossibility, they mess about so much causing chaos, causing me be ready late as I have been busy trying to organise them. And then? Get this! I get the blame for being ready late grrr.
But that’s how we roll around here, constant chaos, always getting places on time by the skin of our teeth.
I was so determined to get the perfect shots that I packed my tripod, but had to take it out just before we left as the case was too heavy. I knew then, at that moment that the planets were not on my side. I managed by propping my beloved camera at a precarious angle on a wall. I totally forgot about the remote mode on my phone so like a muppet kept running back and forth and setting the timer.
And of all the places we could have stood, why did it have to be in front of a lamp, why on earth did I not see this? I will tell you why? I was too busy trying to organise this 3, who all had somewhere else to be!
All that aside, Jack kept-growling hurry up, no more photos! Joe messing about and ruining about 5, I managed to get a few shots, no not on the gorgeous beach, or round one of the stunning pools. But sometimes you have to take it when it’s given, and this was one of the few opportunities I had to get the shots. But I do love them; they will always remind me of the week we found this gorgeously stunning place. Somewhere we all fell in love with. And as I look out the window now at the bloomin snow I so wish I was there at this very moment.