Easter was early this year and we didn’t quite feel ready to celebrate the occasion as Christmas seemed to be “just the other day” but this Easter was special, it was Tiggy’s first.
Yes I know at just 9 months old Tiggy wouldn’t be aware or even remember this Easter, but these early years are perhaps selfishly about my memories rather than hers, plus for Tiggy’s brothers it’s nice to do something to mark the day and of course to take lots of photographs to look back on and to show her when she’s older.
If you follow Tiggy on Instagram you’ll know that we’re a very “outdoorsy” family. I love to explore with the children and on our adventures we have discovered many wonderful places, enjoyed some lovely family time and made some very fond memories.
After the obligatory Easter eggs for breakfast quickly followed by regret of having eaten them, we were up, dressed and out the door heading for Dyffryn to meet up with friends and family. The gardens at Dyffryn are absolutely beautiful, clearly well tendered and make for a beautiful backdrop to what will be a great family day.
We didn’t on this occasion take a picnic as we hadn’t expected it to be so warm, but this year it was a glorious bright day and felt quite warm in the sunshine so we wished that we had. Instead we made use of the coffee shop at the front of the property overlooking the children’s play area.
The day passed by with lots of outdoor and fresh air fun taking in all that Dyffryn Gardens has to offer including rolling down their grass banks which I believe the boys enjoyed more than they did their chocolate. We even took Tiggy’s eldest brother Finlay’s football with us (it literally goes everywhere that he does) and had a kick about on the lawn with the boys quickly making friends with other children which allowed me to sit and feed Tiggy quietly.
Before we knew it we had done a full day here and it was time to head home having enjoyed Tiggy’s very first Easter in a beautiful setting with friends and family and the sun shining. It couldn’t have been more perfect if we’d tried. A very Happy Easter.
Of course no Easter would be complete without rabbits, little ducklings and chicks and you can read about when Tiggy saw these over the Easter holidays on a previous blog post “Zoonique“