The response to the “My View” theme for the BritMums Snapshot Round-up has been superb so thank you to those of you that shared your images. We had over a hundred in all. What a great way to combat the darker evenings with a look back at some of the highlights from the holidays. Of course, we’re itching to see photographs of those autumnal hues but we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to the sunshine.
Kicking off this month’s BritMums Snapshot Round-up is the beautiful Grand Canal in Venice taken by Flying with a Baby who was on a child free break to celebrate her birthday and anniversary. One Tiny Leap has been exploring the gorgeous Azenhas do Mar, nestled between the ocean and the Sintra mountains, with Digital Motherhood soaking up those remaining rays in Gran Canaria and Our Fairytale Adventure heading to the mountains for a trek.
I can't believe I'm finally here! Mr FWAB and I are here on a kid free mini-break. It was my birthday and our wedding anniversary recently – and I think Venice is possibly the most perfect spot to celebrate! It really is as wonderful as I imagined it. It's hard to believe it's only a 1hr 40 flight from the UK! We've only been here 2 hours and I can't wait to explore more! Have you been? Any recommendations please? #venice @visititaly.it #grandcanalvenice #minibreak #visititaly
Azenhas do Mar is one of those gems you want to keep for your friends – a gorgeous and incredibly picturesque seaside village near Sintra. Nestled between the ocean and the Sintra mountains, its tiny beach has a natural pool that feeds from the strong ocean waves 😍 There's a restaurant with a pool too, and a cool and relaxing bar on the beach- the perfect spot for a sunset cocktail – I'll take a mojito please! #portugalcomefeitos
In the UK Lamb and Bear has been discovering the delights of National Trust owned Corfe Castle with the Dove family (not mine) also relishing their time in Devon. Susan K Mann has been exploring Chatelherault Country Park in South Lanarkshire with the Winn Family venturing to the top of Dinefwr Castle and Otis and Us capturing an amazing sunset in the Isles of Scilly.
🖤I See You 🖤 ~•~ I see you weekend. You are tantalisingly close now. ~•~ I'm really struggling to fall asleep at the moment which means I'm super tired. There's no reason for it but in consistently seeing 1am 😩 ~•~ We're off to see our friends this morning for some coffee and catch ups 👌🏼 ~•~ This was taken at the top of Dinefwr Castle. You can see Ellie and Hubby on the other side.
S U N S E T. The sky was incredible last night outside @karma.group resort in St Martin's. I stood for what seemed like ages… just taking it in. I feel like a photo doesn't do it justice – it was absolutely stunning. . . . . #ExperienceKarma #myscilly #sunset #nature_brilliance #familytravel familytravel #UKexplore #familytravelmoment #trips100 #islesofscilly #myhappycapture #picoftheday #beautifuldestinations #postcardsfromtheworld #travelwithkids #traveldeeper #travelphotography #igtravels #sunsets_oftheworld #sunset_ig #ad @islesofscillytravel @visitislesofscilly @karma.group
As for these Doves, we’ve been galavanting all over the place this summer both in the UK and overseas. While we were rewarded for getting lost at the top of a mountain in Asturias with the most spectacular scenery, this photograph from Loseley Park in Surrey just tugs at those parental heart strings!
"Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?". "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to". "I don't much care where". "Then it doesn't matter which way you go" (Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland). A walled garden with a maze of pathways to explore and spectacular displays wherever you look. I ❤️ @loseley_park and it's 'rooms', each of which offers something different. It was a fleeting visit with the small one running around like she was Alice but who can blame her with delights like this? I just have to head back on my own for a more leisurely wander.
The theme for next month’s Snapshot round-up will be “from where I stand” and we want to see the very best of that autumn colour. Make sure you tag Charly Dove from POD Travels and PODcast on Twitter or Instagram if you want to submit a photograph for consideration. We’ll be featuring our top ten favourite photographs. Don’t forget to join in with #SnapHappyBritMums over on Instagram too. You can find the prompts for the rest of October here.