Love List

Friday, August 07, 2015

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle was such a last minute trip however we still enjoyed it. Not the drive though, I didn't like driving for 2 hours there and back by myself after a long day spend walking and exploring. We still loved it though. A lot of the photographs are selfies because it's usually just me and Jax going out since the hubs is still deployed (we miss you). I bought Jax the coolest soft sword and a knights hat and he was so happy with it. He walked everywhere with it and chased the peacocks! 

The best part about England is just all the history they have in any location. This is why I love this place so much! It's old and beautiful, I don't ever get tired of the views it has to offer. There was a wedding happening the same day so a lot of things were moved to the side for the tables and the church was closed since it was getting used for the wedding. We even got to see the bride and groom drive in a luxurious vintage car. Pretty cool. 

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Traveling with a One Year Old

Since Jax was born he has been on 14 different flights and even many more road trips. From 3 to 13 hours drives and 2 to 10 hours flights. I has gotten a little bit tougher to travel with him the older he gets, I'm sure there is a point in which he will know what's going on and will entertain himself with his movies and so on but for now it was a toss in the air of how it would go.

When it comes to drives I usually have the long drives with my husband so I can attend to Jax if he needs food or water or whatever it may be. However flying wise I temp to do on my own 90% of the time. This is mainly because my husband doesn't get many days off so we try to travel often to see family back home. When we lived in North Carolina a 2 hour flight wasn't bad at all, also Jax was merely a newborn (a baby wrap did the trick every time!) Even with his car seat he would sleep for hours! However now things have changed. We now live in England, roughly a 10 hour flight from MIA. I was alone and having to carry luggage (2 big bags to check in, a carry on, a diaper bag and a purse) and of course Jaxs (whom started walking at 10 months old and now everything looks perfect for him to run off to). I googled endlessly of travel tips because I didn't want to struggle specially being alone. Once again a flight back to Florida is right around the corner, this time I don't even have my husband to drive us to the airport! It's all on me so I thought I would put together a few things that have helped me so much on our travels.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Southwold Beachside

I was so excited to go with my friend here since she's from England she knows so much more than I. At a lovely 70 degrees, the beaches aren't what a Floridian expects, however still enjoyable and relaxing. The huts near the beach are very well known as they're in beautiful colors and run all along the beach. You can rent them and stay the night, they're a one tiny room with a tiny stove a bed and chair. 

Jax loved throwing rocks at the water, since the beaches are full of rocks. We enjoyed some ice cream... Well more like Jax enjoyed my ice cream and they also had a huge flea market going with beautiful vintage pieces of everything! From bookcases to toys to even military attire! We can't wait to go back during the winter when the seals are out by the beach and you can walk up to them! 

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Lavender Picking || Hitchin Farm

As part of my plan to keep busy for the next months until my husband returns, I made sure to travel more throughout the UK. Anything new, fun and picture worthy! I've been dying to go to these fields ever since I came upon a picture of it on Pinterest. Then while I was in Florida one of my friends posted pictures of herself here and I knew I had to go as soon as I came back. This was fun for Jax as well since he got to play and run around a lot (I didn't even bring a stroller!). 

The smell was beyond anything you can even bottle. Bees were everywhere but thankfully didn't bother Jax or I, Jax even touched a couple! Like straight up petted one. I picked a whole bunch of lavender that is now currently in a vase making my home smell divine. There was also a cute coffee/souvenir shop in which they sell body/face products all made from their lavender as well as lavender cupcakes. YUM! Taking Jax here was so much fun that we can't wait to go back when the sunflowers grow. 

Starting a new hashtag on instagram with #theadventuresofmamaandson for all the trips I have plan for this month. There will be lots of selfies and endless pictures of Jax since we are on our own for a little while longer. Follow along @SandraxFiorella. I have amazing giveaways coming soon!