Yesterday was my mum's birthday and we planned the biggest secret surprise ever!! This was possibly the most difficult secrets I've ever had to keep...but about 2 weeks ago we planned to surprise my mum by arriving on her doorstep on her birthday. She had absolutely no idea and the look on her face when we appeared there was priceless! I took this picture at dinner later that evening when Emilia was being cheeky and devouring the entire contents of the bread basket before her meal even arrived.
I took this picture in an effort to further convince my mum of the fact that we were NOT in Ireland...just in case she got any ideas ;) Actually our flight wasn't until later that morning and this was taken early on when I left Eduardo alone for about 5 seconds, returned into the living room and had a mini heart attack when I realised where he was. This child is a MONKEY!!!
And here we are in Hayfield Manor, Cork! We had dinner here last night and this was Emilia's outfit. I wish I could get it in my size! Her blouse is by Ralph Lauren, the leggings are Tommy Hilfiger and the shoes are H&M. Her bow is by Layniebug Designs. I am so obsessed with this outfit, I think it's one of my favourites she's ever worn!
...and here's what mummy wore! My blouse & jeans are both Michael Kors and my shoes are Carvela (bought at TK Maxx).
I ordered the arancini for dinner (fried rice balls...absolutely amazing!) and this warm apple tart with cream for dessert. It looked more like a pancake when it came out but it was delicious. It also originally came with ice-cream but I asked for cream instead - I am literally obsessed with cream, I would put it on everything if I could!!
This was the lovely end to a perfect day & possibly the coolest surprise I've ever pulled off!