Easy like Sunday morning.



If there’s one thing I’ve realised the value of, over the past few months, it’s a quiet, cosy family morning.

Having Miss Ottilie in our lives means that weekend lie-ins are a thing of the past (though since I do the night feeds, Jason often takes her out of the bedroom first thing so that I can have a little extra uninterrupted sleep!), but instead of mourning the peaceful weekend mornings we used to have, I’ve just been embracing the wonderful early morning chaos.

When Ottilie wakes in a happy mood and spends the first few hours of the day (before the ‘I need a nap crankiness’ hits!!) cooing and laughing and talking to us, it truly makes me feel like I’ve won the lottery with this lovely little family of mine!

My favourite kind of weekend mornings now are all about wearing our PJs for as long as possible, cuddling up together in bed with cups of tea, eating at least two different types of breakfast food over the course of the morning, and then heading out into the fresh air with those two lovely dogs.

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Last week Twinings sent us over a beautiful parcel filled with their range of Fruit & Herbal Infusion teas, and invited us to embrace all things ‘natural’. And it couldn’t be better timing for me, really, since over the past year I’ve all but given up caffeine, and the teas are all naturally caffeine free!

I was never sure of exactly how much or little caffeine was acceptable during pregnancy and so just switched over to decaffeinated for ease, and even though now I don’t worry about the odd cup of coffee, my tolerance to caffeine has all but disappeared!

So now that I’m all about the caffeine-free drinks, herbal and fruit teas have become my go-to. The Twinings infusions are beautiful- light and refreshing, and make the perfect natural alternative to the strong, headache-inducing cups of coffee I used to drink every morning!

I started this past Sunday with a few cups of the Strawberry and Raspberry Infusion, and it tasted and smelled so delicious even Ottilie was leaning into my cup!

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With our bellies filled (Ottilie’s with milk, ours with toast, porridge, orange juice, and a few cups of tea), we decided that though staying in PJs all day was tempting, we were all in need of a blast of fresh air.

And the weather outside obliged on that front, with bracing winds that had us all wrapping up in as many layers as we could fit on!

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Our weekend dog walks always make me so very happy- stomping round the woods with Ottilie tucked up cosily in the wrap on either mine or Jason’s chest, it feels exactly how I always imagined our life as a family of three would be. And I love the idea that Ottilie will grow up with fresh air in her lungs, rosy cheeks, and feeling connected to the natural world around her.

Once the dogs were suitably worn out and mud-caked, and with a quick stop off in the village for a fresh bunch of flowers to brighten up the living room, we made our way back home for lunch.

And since it was a Sunday, and Sunday has its own set of rules, I’m not ashamed to tell you I put my PJ bottoms straight back on and curled up to cuddle my sleeping baby with yet another cup of tea in hand.



* This post was sponsored by Twinings. Thank you for supporting the sponsored content that makes Cider with Rosie possible. *

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  • Emma Boatman

    Sounds like a perfect Sunday – little O is such a cutie!! Being parents is suiting you both!
    Em x

  • http://www.emilykaysteiner.com/ Emily Steiner

    Beautiful photos! I am 21 weeks pregnant and know my weekend lie-ins are numbered, but I’m excited for the new chapter and cozy weekends with baby! ;)

  • http://www.kayleighawright.co.uk Kayleigh

    What lovely photos Rosie! I’ve never tried Twinings tea before but I’m sure that their fruit tea selection tastes amazing!

    Kayleigh | anenthusiasmfor.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.mirandasnotebook.com Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    Gorgeous photos! Ottilie is so adorable, and I love Twinings tea too! xxx

  • http://bunniesaremagic.com Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic

    I am all about infusions now – ever since I started a new office job last year, I realized just how much tea I can drink while just sitting at my desk, sometimes even as much as 8 cups a day, and it absolutely terrified me. But infusions are just flavoured waters, so I let myself go :)

  • http://www.queenbeady.com QueenBeady

    I really do hope when we start a family it is as cute as this!

    Bee | QueenBeady.com

  • http://www.sophiecliff.com/ Sophie Cliff

    Little Ottilie is such a a dream! x
    Sophie Cliff

  • http://theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk/ Rachael Cargin

    oh my goodness such beautiful photos and that tea looks delicious!

    Rachael xx.

  • http://www.brittonloves.co.uk Lauren S

    Ottilie is looking so big and cute now, and I love herbal teas so much – they’re filling yet flavoursome, great alternative!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • http://www.theeverchanginghome.com Flora Emay

    Awhhh Rosie, your Sundays as a family look like my idea of heaven. Bundled up for a dog walk together sounds wonderful, and I’d have snuggled straight back into my pjs for a cup of tea, just as you did!




  • bee.

    What a blissful morning! Ottilie is so beautiful <3

  • https://www.sartorialscot.com Lynnsay

    These photos are absolutely stunning, Rosie! Ottilie is so so gorgeous!

    Lynnsay x

  • https://www.pe-ta.com Peta

    Oh my goodness Ottilie is just so beautiful. The tea looks delicious and you have such a way of doing sponsored posts I actually look forward to them. I hope you and your wonderful little family are well.
    Peta xx


  • http://carryonbeautiful.com Dana Andersen

    These photos are so cosy and lovely! Your family is so perfect, and you’ve definitely made me want a cuppa! -carryonbeautiful.com

  • ninegrandstudent

    Ottilie is such a cutie! Also, I LOVE the Blackcurrant & Blueberry, though need to branch out and try other flavours!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

  • http://www.ohgeorgeporge.com Georgia

    Awww such a lovely cosy post!

  • Megan Preston

    Oh how I miss Blackcurrant everything! Lovely photos and beautiful baby girl!

  • https://momentsfrommargot.com/ Freya
  • http://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Elizabeth Rebecca

    Ottilie is so lovely – I love lazy days too :)


  • Sofia Battaglia

    Totally blissful! That strawberry + raspberry tea looks amazing!

    xo, Sofia

  • https://thiswanderfullifeblog.com A Wanderful Life – Simmy

    Mmm love tea. Any tea <3 Lovely post!

  • Today Souhaila

    thispost is so great,I love how bright your photos are and I haven’t tried Twinings yet but it sounds good x


  • Vunk

    Twinings tea is amazing and that packaging it all came in is superb. What camera do you use please as the the pictures are so clear with great depth of field.
    We also noticed you have some great art prints on your wall, if you are looking for any more please take a look at ours here http://www.vunk.co.uk/art-prints/ Thanks

  • Liam Havard

    Great post! And the cutest baby! <3 What's that Twinings tea like? Sounds nice (tea addict) x


  • Danielle

    Ooh these look nice, I love the packaging! You take some beautiful photos. Danielle || Miss Danielle

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