Family time at Olmenhorst


Hi guys! How are you? It’s been a super busy time over here behind the scenes for the last few months and I worked almost every weekend throughout October, making me miss a bit of family time. A couple of weekends ago though we managed to squeeze in some quality time together and went to the lovely Olmenhorst apple orchards for hot chocolate and a bit of apple picking.


It was a delightful day, watching my two loves share a hot chocolate and have a giggle. They have so much fun together, those two. It’s a truly beautiful sight, and something I am looking forward to witnessing much more over the next three weeks because on Tuesday we are all off to visit my family in South Africa! Some down time will be food for the soul, for all of us, and we just can’t wait.

Omenhorst collage 2





Honestly, my heart just melts when Lola looks at her Papa. In our busy lives I must admit I sometimes forget how blessed we are, to have each other, live in such a safe and beautiful part of the world, and to be fortunate enough to be able to do such lovely family activities together.


Olmenhorst collage



When we are out and about doing our thing as a family, my husband would prefer my camera remains packed away. I suppose it’s only logical that he associates my camera with my work so he never feels very relaxed behind my lens. Knowing it was going to be a beautiful sunny day though, I snuck my camera in my bag and grabbed a few quick shots of them together while I could! These simple times spent laughing, sharing and doing are what keep me going in the stressful times when I am completely overwhelmed with life as a working mama. Does anyone else relate?

We’ll be jumping on the plane to South Africa to visit my family this week and have some down time, but while away I’ll be sharing pictures of my trip to Marrakech, a bright and beautiful interior and some exciting news about Avenue Lifestyle!

And for those following along in the Blogging Your Way e-course from 15 November – 7 December, not to worry. I’ll be checking in with you all online and sunning myself only between classes, promise!

Holly x

Photography: Holly Marder for Avenue Lifestyle 

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