The sweetest things

Sweet sounds
Though I’ve accepted that The Wheels on the Bus and Winnie the Pooh are here to stay, I’m relieved that we can occasionally listen to something that doesn’t send me over the edge. Something like this:

Sweet treats
We’ve been trying Apple & Blackcurrant and Mango & Pineapple “waters” sent to us by Vita Coco Kids. It’s basically fruit-flavoured coconut water with a lot less sugar than most kids’ drinks. They’re light, simple and really just a little sweet. We don’t drink juice often so they’ve been an occasional treat for us (mostly drunk over the birthday weekend). Talitha and I have both been enjoying them. I’m interested to see what she makes of the real thing straight from the coconut when we go to Trinidad later this year.

Vita Coco Kids

Sweet games
Before Ophelia was born, I wasn’t sure Talitha would find her very interesting for a long time. I certainly didn’t expect they’d be playing this soon! Talitha often hands Ophelia toys and makes it her mission to get her to giggle. She loves to exclaim: “Look, Mummy, she’s smiling at me!” Four-month-old Ophelia seems to think Talitha is fun incarnate. That helps since her three-year-old sister insists that she’s the patient!

Playing doctor

Sweet eats
We were down by the harbour side in Bristol around lunchtime on Saturday and happened upon this new restaurant that was just launching called Spitfire Barbecue. We both had our first taste of pulled pork and give it a thumbs up. It’s a lovely location, reasonably priced with straightforward food cooked on a traditional wood burning grill and efficient service. We’d go again.


Sweet bro
My brother turned 27 this weekend. I have a lot respect for the man he has become and feel very blessed to have a sibling with whom I get on so well. He’s such a great uncle to our daughters and is generally a softie and good egg. Glad to have known you your whole life, man.

Liam Camps


  1. July 2, 2014 / 8:33 am

    so sweet Talitha likes to play with her little sister! Siblings are the best – it’s so lovely to watch their bond growing. My girls are so excited about another baby to play with!!
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  2. July 2, 2014 / 11:10 am

    I love that photograph where she is drinking her juice – it looks like she walked into a rainbow!

    • July 2, 2014 / 9:46 pm

      She’s just half washed off her face paint. It was an amazing rainbow!

  3. July 2, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    This gives me lots of hope that I’ll have two children who’ll want to play together (sooner than I thought!) Love the photo of the nurse and patient.

    • July 2, 2014 / 9:45 pm

      They are so much fun together. I swear they seem to love each other so much, I sometimes feel a little left out! Ha!

  4. July 2, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    aww this is such a lovely post! I love the picture of them playing, especially Ophelia’s face! You look stunning in that shop at the Spitfire place and I didn’t even notice O there until I looked closer! You’re making me want to chop of all my hair, although I doubt I could pull it off as well as you x
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  5. July 3, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    I love the picture of your children, I really hope mine play like this in the end. We are working on being gentle
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  6. July 3, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    Ah happy birthday to your bro, mine is only 19 but he visited last week and I loved watching him be an uncle. Tiger nearly fell asleep on him which was so sweet as he hardly ever sees him. Spitfire looks great, will have to visit one time xx

  7. July 4, 2014 / 9:44 am

    Oh I really like the doctor game – too cute and those Vita drinks sound very yummy. On a side note I love Laura Veirs

    Laura x
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  8. July 4, 2014 / 10:22 am

    Sounds like there’s been lots of happy times. Love the sound of the new restaurant will definitely check it out.

  9. July 4, 2014 / 9:30 pm

    Great photo of your two playing together. My son always wanted to cuddle his sister when she was a baby, they’re growing up so close to each other it’s a joy to watch.
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  10. July 9, 2014 / 9:32 am

    Lovely post (sweet!) – what a blessing to discover a kids’ song that doesn’t have you reaching for the earplugs 😉 And you’ve only just discovered pulled pork?! I LOVE it!

  11. July 9, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    Awww it’s so sweet that Talitha is taking to the big sister role so well and being so sweet and gentle with Ophelia, Also I totally ned to check out Spitfire, it looks really cool. x
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