Snaps from Corfu

‘Each day had a tranquility a timelessness about it so that you wished it would never end’.

 

I thought I’d share some of my favourite holiday photos over here on my blog because I feel like this was such a special family trip for us, our last holiday as a family of three before our new addition to the family arrives. It’s like the end of an era for the three of us, and man, we had fun.

Also I know these photos will get lost in the digital depths of my computer or Instagram somewhere if I don’t pop them all together in one place. I’ve actually started printing off photos again, old school style and popping them in albums… is it just me or does anyone else just love having a physical album?! Don’t get me wrong I love Instagram as much as the next blogger but I do miss the days of tangible photos, and the whole process you go through to get them. Listen to me harping on- I do sometimes think I’m a bit of an old lady trapped in a younger women’s body!

Anyway, this post isn’t going to be anything fancy, mostly because being 30 weeks pregnant in this heat tends to be somewhat exhausting, and I can hardly function come the evenings, let alone string a decent sentence together.  So I guess this’ll be more like a little diary entry. I think I’d like to bring my blog back to that kind of style a bit, like when I first started it. Less structured storytelling and more like what’s going on in my mind.

I’m quite a sentimental person with most things, but this family trip to Corfu in Greece felt particularly special to me, for a few different reasons. I always feel like a have a certain connection with my mum here, almost as though I can almost sense her presence on the island, like in a way, that is where I feel her with me the most. You see,when I was a teenager my mum and I would take trips to the Greek Islands together and I have so many lovely memories of her here, and now coming back as a mother myself now, I find myself with a newfound appreciation of all of those memories we have together. So coming back with my own family, always feels that little bit more significant. It brings me a certain level of contentment like no other, almost like they are meeting each other in a way.

We had so many memorable moments; Wondering around the charmingly rustic pastel stacked buildings in old town, hand in hand with Grayson- who spent most of his days with an ice-cream in hand and a sticky face!; The boat trips we took out on the clear, glistening turquoise water, anchoring only occasionally when we saw what looked like a friendly place to stop for a swim in the sea and a Greek salad; The stray cats constantly at or heels each supper time time, with Grayson proclaiming his undying love for them (just like I used to do when I was a child visiting the Greek Islands with my Mum); Our little morning rituals of having a sleepy, hazy breakfast on the balcony , the gentle dappled sun warming my face, babe wriggling in my stomach and the three of us consuming the juiciest watermelons.

Until next time Greece (because there is always a next time for you), thank you for having us. You are truly spectacular.

Han xx

 

 

 

8 Comments

  1. I have always loved how you manage to make simple post in such emotional experience. Just reading thur your words and having you vlog in backround is making me feel all happy, positive and peaceful just like I was there with you. Hopefully I’ll one day visit this magical Greece and feel the magic.

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  2. Hey Hannah, these photos are beautiful. What town did you stay in in Corfu, as I would love to go there. X

  3. Great blog, I mainly like Greece because on the island of Rhodes they have a lot of shops with my name on. That’s something you don’t see over here. Hee, hee! What wonderful memories you have of this time with the pictures and the blog. xxx

  4. I have such a soft spot for Greece too! I’ve not been to Corfu though, yet. Beautiful photos and what a lovely place to enjoy your last holiday as three.
    Vicky xx
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  5. Hey Hannah, no, you’re not the only one. My best friend and I also love having physical albums full of photos. I started printing them recently, and I think it’s such a nice way to keep your dearest memories with you. 🙂
    Also, I LOVE your writing style and your photos, they’re amazing!
    Love from Serbia

  6. Loved this post! So heartwarming❤️ Beautiful pics as well:)

  7. This is such a lovely post. It’s always wonderful visiting places that hold the most precious of memories. I will soon be moving from Japan, the country that has been my home for the past three years and the place I met my fiance. I hope that in the future when we have children, we can bring them back here and show them all the amazing places we made our own.

    I hope you get a chance to visit again soon, this time as a family of four! Hope you’re doing okay in the summer heat.

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    xx

  8. I adore your photos! This looks like such a magical, sentimental, wonderful trip. Hope all is well, can’t wait to meet the little one! <3

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