23 April 2014

to the seaside!

It seems funny to think that just last week we were sunning ourselves on the beach, tasting our first ice-creams cones of the year and dreaming up all of our summer adventures. Good weather is fleeting on our fair Isle, and we've all learnt now that when it's here you have to get out and make the most of it. In all cases, a week later you'll be pulling out your coat and boots that you casually tried to put away for next winter, in full knowledge that you would need to be able to access them again for the next few months. And so it goes.

In order to stock up on vitamin d we headed out to Weston-Super-Mare last week, to join the masses for a good old day at the seaside. Even though the front is fun to drive by and watch the big wheel spin round and the donkeys going backwards and forwards along the sand, its probably best avoided with two children who don't seem to understand the concept of money, and therefore the lack of it. Also I suppose showing them that you don't have to spend lots of money on attractions when all you need is a bucket and spade and a friend!

We choose to visit a little park, with excellent climbing frames and water sprinklers to have our lunch and a run around first. Due to my pretty spectacular hatred of eating anywhere where sand may creep its way into my sandwich.

After wrapping up in towels, drying off and finishing our picnic we headed onto the sand to the right of the pier, where it's slightly quieter. The boys dug holes, made shapes and castles in the sand and discovered the delights of burying each other.

Given the space and freedom these two will run and chase each other for miles and upon discovering the vastness of the beach, they set about doing just that. Before being enticed back for ice cream. (Note to self, use ice cream as bribe to leave the beach, and therefore avoiding long persuasions to leave and reduce the risk of sand in said ice creams)


And so our day at the beach ended,  we drove back to Bristol with two sleeping boys in the back, satisfied from our successful (and cheap!) day out. 

30 comments :

  1. Looks like a fun trip! Cold and wet here this week - come back sunshine!

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  2. Looks lovely!! I do love a bit of sunshine! Your photos are lovely! xx

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  3. Gorgeous pictures - what a fun trip!

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  4. Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside, as they say ;)
    Looks lovely, Theo looks like he's having a ball!

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  5. What a gorgeous sandy beach!! You're right about making the most of the weather when we have it - a few days ago it was glorious - today I'm freeeeezing!

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  6. I love the seaside , it is the place to be

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  7. We love a trip to the seaside and it will get more fun as Baby gets older. It looks like you had a lovely day and great pictures x

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  8. My favourite place ever is just sitting on a beach....anywhere! Looks great.

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  9. Lovely photos! You can't beat a trip to the beach x

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  10. Ah how lovely, the photos are beautiful. I wish we lived closer to a beach, E still isn't a fan of long car journeys so we never get to go. x

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  11. You can't beat a sunny day at Weston can you?! I love the huge stretch of beach - perfect for sandcastles and running about. Now we just need to sun to come back so we can enjoy it some more!

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  12. Gorgeous photos of what looks like the perfect sunny day on the beach!

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  13. We just spent a week at the beach, my children were never happier than on the beach.

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  14. You are absolutely right that you have to grab the sun whilst it lasts and what better way than a day on the beach with an ice cream? Now it is raining outside my window and the temperature has plummeted but at least we have the memories of a sunny Easter weekend (except the one day that it rained - at least it was only one)!

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  15. Lovely seaside pictures. I've not been to Weston for a long time. It makes me think of The Cafe now. Laters :)

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  16. Aw, that looks like a lovely day. You can't beat the beach on a sunny day. And you're right about not putting the coats away!

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  17. What fab pictures- I'm pleased the weather held out for you!

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  18. lovely photos you had! Look so fun!

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  19. Nothing better than a trip to the seaside with ice-cream of course :) Looks like you had a lovely time - I know what you mean about avoiding the front bit, it's the same with most beaches here in Wales - it would only cause stress and tantrums - so heading for the sand is the best bet :) Love these pics

    Laura x

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  20. Now that looks like a wonderful day at the seaside - it has been way to long since I went :) x

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  21. I love trips to Weston - but then we even went in the Winter. Looks like you had a lovely day for it.

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  22. What a wonderful day at the seaside. Really wish we live closer to the sea

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  23. aw what great memories in pictures and wow that choc icecream looks amazingly tasty x

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  24. This looks like great fun. Love your pics! We haven't been to a sandy beach in ages, they all seem to be pebbly! Must find a sand one soon!!

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  25. Looks like a fantastic seaside trip! I hope that we manage a trip this summer x

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  26. Nothing beats a great day out at the sea side and eating icecream covered in sand :) NIce photos.

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  27. love that first shot, all that blue sky! We need to take a trip to the beach again soon, thanks for the reminder! x

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  28. I adore the seaside....especially a large sandy beach. Gorgeous pictures x

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  29. Lovely photos ;-)

    We love living by the sea and can't imagine living anywhere else x x

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