Over Orlaith's half term we took an impromptu trip to Somerset for a few days. I felt like I needed a bit of breathing space from the city and some quality time with Orlaith. We stayed in a little annex surrounded by fields. We were an hour from the closest town and we had no internet connection and a wood burner to heat our water. Being a 21st century kid it all felt very disconnected to me but it was just what I was after.
We spent our time going on walks and hanging out with the animals on our property. We popped into town one day to see The Book Of Life at the cinema which we both absolutely loved and the music in it was beautiful. After Orlaith went to bed each night I would sit in a big armchair by the log burner absorbed in a book, and on colder days we'd sit indoors painting and playing.
There was an old TV and VCR player in our annex and I found a recording of The Beatrix Potter series which I watched when I was a child and you wouldn't believe my excitement when I found it. I loved watching them again with Orlaith. The song above is the theme tune from The Beatrix Potter series and I think it's so lovely I wanted to share it with you.