Finally Some Sun

This Winter has been long, and wet. VERY long and VERY wet.

This week was a particularly tough one as I’ve been on antibiotics due to an infected bite wound on my nipple, Tiger only feeds from one side and it was EXCRUCIATING at it’s worst, like I actually thought I was going to pass out every time he latched on, so I only fed him if I really had to, he didn’t react well to this as he’s used to feeding as much as he likes so he had lots of proper, flinging himself on the floor and kicking his legs tantrums. Cherry has also been ill with an ear infection, not bad enough for her to be on the sofa all day but bad enough for her to cry about every single little thing (me not being able to put her blanket on properly, me giving her a drink in the wrong colour cup, me not letting her eat mini eggs for breakfast) so the fact we were unable to leave the house all week due to illness and the weather being so bad meant that by the weekend we were suffering with cabin fever, big time.

You can’t imagine how pleased I was to see we were due to finally have some sun this weekend.

We’ve had such Β a lovely time. We went for a walk then stopped for lunch at a little tea rooms in the middle of nowhere. We actually got to eat outside too!! Then we went to a local town to walk around and sit in a pub garden which had a little play area that the kids loved.

Cherry wanted me to tie Noddy to Β her back so she was carrying her baby like me, so cute!

If you look in the background of the photos below then you can see some of the flooding that has affected our county.

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It was so nice to have a little taste of Spring and I can’t wait for it to start properly now.

Have you all been enjoying the sun?


  1. Lovely photos and stunning scenery, the flood water makes it even more beautiful. I love the little Noddy tied to her back, so cute.

  2. jenny

    17 February

    Oh Jess that sounds awful about the infection, I had the same with Missy Moo, it was excruciating to feed and ended up feeding from one side for so long. I have never felt pain like it and I have given birth twice! I hope that you are on the mend now and it’s easing off. Be careful not to get mastitis. I feel your pain! I hope the sun shining yesterday helped a little. I know how isolated it feels when you are trying to deal with that, feeding on top of the pain and no one else can help. Especially when our little ones aren’t adjusting to the interrupted change in feeding. Lovely pictures of you and your family out to play and soak up that vitamin D. πŸ˜‰

    • Jessica Cherry

      17 February

      Thanks lovely. Yes it wasn’t fun at all! He has never taken a bottle so I couldn’t even miss a feed! On the plus side he has got used to feeding a bit less which is a good thing as if he could he would spend the whole day with my boob in his mouth! x

  3. steph

    17 February

    You poor things, what a rough week you’ve had πŸ™ Can imagine how relieved you were to see sunshine! Gorgeous photos! I’ve got half term off with the kids this week and the forecast is telling me we have one rainless day to look forward to, gah! Can’t wait for a proper dry spell! Xx

  4. Fiona Naughton

    17 February

    What gorgeous pictures! I especially love the second one. Beautiful!

    Fiona @ http://www.dollydowsie.com

  5. Karen

    17 February

    Oh no to the infection, that rounds terrible. Beautiful photos though and live how she’s carrying Noddy. Very sweet x

  6. Polly Davies

    17 February

    ouch! hope you heal soon! We had a little sunshine, fingers crossed for more!

  7. Double Trouble

    17 February

    Infection sounds very painful, hope you are feeling better. The photos are so lovely, it’s amazing what a difference a little sun shine can make.

  8. Fiona

    17 February

    An infected bite wound sounds awful, you poor thing. Just the thought of it made my toes curl. Ebony asks me to tie her rabbit to her sometimes in the same way! So cute πŸ™‚ x

  9. My Two Mums

    17 February

    Oh no, sorry to hear you’ve had a nasty infection. Hope you’re on the mend. Your images are beautiful. Shocking to see the floods in the background. Love the pic of your little one babywearing.

  10. Circus Queen

    17 February

    You’ve really had a hard time of it. How are the antibiotics working? Glad you were able to get out. We really need a break from all this rain!

    • Jessica Cherry

      17 February

      They worked! Within about a day it was starting to improve, I didn’t realise how swollen and infected it was until it went down, his little tooth went right through! x

  11. Vicky

    17 February

    What beautiful photos! Funny how a bit of sun can make everything seem so much better and brighter – not long until Spring now, hang on in there!

  12. Beautiful photos. Love that Cherry wanted to acryy her baby like you. That infectd bite sounds incredibly painful, I hope it heals very soon. We managed to get out and enjoy the sunshine yesterday too. Gone again here today.

  13. fritha

    17 February

    oh gosh you poor thing, well done for coping this week! SO glad the sun was out on Sunday to reward you! xx

  14. Anna-Marie

    17 February

    Ouchy ouch to the infection!

    I am so happy the sun has made an appearance! Even though its still cold, its nice for it to come out! Gorgeous photo’s and what an amazing view!

  15. Tehmina

    18 February

    Stunning view and beautiful photographs!

  16. Little Miss Alba

    18 February

    Such lovely pics and we too loved having some sunshine. I hope you are on the mend and Cherry’s little ear is back to normal. These winter months just seem endless bugs and illnesses. Roll on Spring xxx

  17. Vikki Holness

    18 February

    Beautiful photos of you all Jess and stunning scenery in the background. Ouch to the infection, hope the antibiotics have helped? xxx #livingarrows

  18. abigail oliver

    18 February

    It has been so lovely to see the sun, I think everyone heaved a huge sigh of relief when the sun made its brief appearance. Sorry to hear you’ve all been suffering so much, it really is the worst time of the year!

  19. Donna

    18 February

    Oh I love your photos! I love J’s snuggly suit, Noddy on Cherry’s back, the views in your photos. I love it all! x

  20. Toby Goes Bananas

    18 February

    These are lovely photos – I’m so glad we seem to have escaped the worst of the weather up here in Scotland (for once!). Glad the boob is on the mend too (I always wish I’d been able to breastfeed for longer – until someone mentions getting bitten!)

  21. The Mummy Diary

    19 February

    Aww you poor thing both for the nipple and on giving the wrong coloured cup, it’s an easy mistake and happens all the time in our house! πŸ˜‰ Seriously though my daughter is being the exact same at the moment, I can do nothing right. Glad you got to get out for some gorgeous fresh air, it was certainly much needed here too. Gorgeous pics xx

  22. Carie

    19 February

    Wow what a week! I’m glad you had such a lovely time but I’ll admit I’m mostly thinking ouch, ouch, really really ouch! I hope it heals up REALLY quickly!

  23. Capture by Lucy

    19 February

    Booooo hissss to rain! Hooray to sun and gorgeous photos of family fun! xxx

  24. Your photo’s are just incredible. such energy in them and great view from the top. Can see all the flooding* we’ve been very lucky to of not been hit too hard, I hope your home is safe. And sorry to hear u’ve been struck with illness. We r all not 100% here either . roll on Spring xx

  25. Emily

    20 February

    Such gorgeous pictures! Yay for the great outdoors!

  26. mirari

    20 February

    aw the infection sounds horrible… hope it’s over!
    photos are lovely, and cherry with her’baby’ noddy’s too cute!

  27. Really hope you’re feeling better now – nothing worse than that – especially when you have to keep exposing it to the cause of the pain. But your photos are lovely – looks like a wonderful day out although the flooding is incredible!

  28. Jo

    22 February

    looks like such a lovely day out, I can’t wait for spring either!

  29. Lucy

    25 February

    Such lovely photos Jess. Cherry looks so cute baby wearing her toy, that’s so adorable. I’m so ready for Spring now, actually scrap that, I want Summer. x

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