A brief trip back to Guernsey - our week away from the hustle and bustle of London life.
The mix of sea air, great food, relaxing strolls and one too many ice creams (particularly if you are aged 1 & 3) was just the tonic we needed.
Our girls were wide-eyed and excited by so many little things from travelling on the train and plane to dipping their toes into the sea for the very first time.
Even the rain (it rained 2 days during our week) was exciting for Alice, our 3 year old, who was thrilled to see the droplets forming on mum's purple Agapanthus or 'rain flowers' as she called them.
I aimed to have my camera on me all the time. There were a few near misses (sand and cameras really don't mix) but it was great to capture the small everyday moments - impromptu yoga moves by Alice for my dad, the girls enjoying breakfast with my dad and warm hugs and hide and seek with mum.
Back in London and putting Alice to bed last night, I asked her what she'd like to do in the morning- a haircut? trip to the shops and a babycino?
'I want to go to Guernsey in the morning' came the reply.