Thursday, 30 August 2012

Beach with my Grandparents

As I mentioned in my last post, we’d planned to go to the beach with my Grandparents on Tuesday, but they unfortunately had to cancel at the last minute. Well, today our plans worked out more successfully!

We met up with them on the seafront, and walked along chatting for a bit before stopping at a shelter for a sit down, at which point Liam decided to take a few photos…


Toby had such a great time with his Great Grandpa. He seems to be drawn to any tall men!! I think they were taking it in turns to point out aeroplanes here…


We then walked back along the pretty seafront…


…to get ice cream. A single cone of banoffee for me!


After our ice creams, we went down on to the beach. Izzy spotted a friend from school, which gave her a lot more confidence (perhaps too much!) – she had a great time paddling in the sea and building “stone holes” (aka digging holes in the wet sand and then chucking stones in!)…


Toby was a bit more confident on the stones this time too – at first he sat with my Grandpa…


but he also had a fun time shuffling around on the stones!


After a while, I walked back up the slope with Grandpa to say bye to him and Grandma (she had stayed sitting up on the esplanade on her scooter as she can’t walk on stones or sand unfortunately), and I came back down to find Izzy (having been watched by Liam!!) lying face down in the wet sand pretending to swim! Soaking wet dress to walk home in then Iz?! Winking smile


Luckily Liam took pity on her and let her wear his hoodie instead!!


Such a fun few hours! I’m so glad we finally got round to meeting up with Granny and Grandpa on the seafront, normally we go round to see them at their flat but it was much more fun in the fresh air, and something that Grandpa has been asking me for a while to let him know when we were free/heading down there. I can’t believe it's been 14 months since we took these similar photos!

We came home and had lunch which, for me, was a delicious wrap with scrambled eggs, sweet chilli sauce and avocado…


And then this afternoon my sister came round to say goodbye to Izzy and Toby. She is moving to Portsmouth tomorrow to do her PGCE!!


I’m going out with her for a couple of drinks this evening, hence this early post! I feel like I'm making up for my lack of posting this summer in the last couple of days, haha, not really but with Liam off work this week we've a) been going out more/taking the camera with us (if I take the children down town on my own I usually leave the camera at home so there's one less thing for me to keep an eye on!) and b) I have more time/energy to sit down and write posts...Liam is cooking cauliflower cheese for dinner whilst I write this! I've also been compiling photos from the summer to put on Facebook - 175 photos as I haven't put anything on there since the start of summer, but Facebook is currently being a pain and not letting me upload them, grrr, at least Blogger is playing nicely! :)

Do you find that you get out of routine in the summer or does life go on as usual for you? I am definitely out of routine - less blog posting, less Facebook, and less coffee dates with friends...but on the flip side, a lot more time outside and spent with the children - we've had a really stress-free summer which has been lovely! I'm not looking forward to the early starts and school runs again from next week (love lie-ins!!) but I am looking forward to going to Costa with my friend...we have 5 kids between us so haven't tried to meet up much over the summer, but it will be easier when it's just the two toddlers!!


  1. Oh my gosh your absolutely stunning! Cute children too :-D

  2. What lovely photos- I agree the summer holidays are for relaxing and not worrying about keeping up with everything. Usually I meet up with more of my friends, but this year diaries didn't match up so well. And yes I hardly kept up with the blogging but like you say, I was busy doing other things! :)


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