Recarro is reevaluating our approach to holidays. He spent a lot of time trying to distract Ellie from the intriguing slopes and steps of shoe shops.
And from the steps outside cathedrals.In fact everywhere. He never lost his cool, but it drive him nuts.
You see, it didn't matter to Ellie what the weather was doing. Rain or shine, she just wanted to play. And play hard.
City breaks might have to wait a few year, but that's not to say we didn't have fun. I've got a few adventures from our holiday to Ghent to show you. But in the meantime...
Get your name into the draw. To win, tell me how many restaurants/bars/coffee shops we went into and then left before eating anything. Out of seven dining establishments which we walked blithely into - how many did we walk out of before even tasting so much as an olive?
You know the deal, you get past the 'easy' time of the first eight weeks when you can still take a sleeping babe in arms into a michelin-starred restaurant, past the still sitting in one place months and then reach not just 'toddlerdom' but 'I can scream really frigging loud over nothing at all' time which really starts to test your parenting skills in all kinds of new ways.
Yeah. We are there. Compromising our fine dining ideals . I never thought it would come to this. I thought we were invincible with baby-angel. Hah and double-hah.
Can't be bothered to say? Well think again, a bag (delightfully yellow-baggy) of freshly ground Mokabon arrabica coffee and a box of finest Ghentian chocolates are up for grabs.
If you have any doubts about the pedigree of these chocs, here's a photo of the workshop where they were made (glass floor from the shop through to the choco-cellar - that's my kind of cellar!)
The winner will be announced on my 100th post - just THREE to go. You all get a chance to change your entry just the once - any duplicates and there'll be a draw. I wish you could ALL win, because these chocs are delicious and the coffee smells incredible.