Friday, 11 July 2014

Beside the Seaside, Beside The Sea





We have had such a busy time over the last two weeks of the children being off school, we have only just had a day today where we sat and watched films all afternoon and just sat snuggled with blankets, it was so nice after being so busy with the children but yesterday we went to Littlehampton, we thought it would be a sandy beach and the kids were really looking forward to building some sand castles and I have to admit I was looking forward to that too but all we found was pebbles and shells. By the time we got there and parked it was time for food so we sat and had our picnic on the beach before the kids scattered in different directions to explore, they always seem to do this when I don't have Pete with me, two pairs of eyes are needed with 4 kids, the older ones are ok but the little ones who usually stick together went separate ways. Luckily I had a friend with me who also had her little one with her so there were 5 children to contend with. I came armed with a bottle of bubbles and that seemed to draw the little ones back together and I wish I had got some photos of that but at that point my camera was in the car. We decided to buy 2 crab lines and some bait to see if we could catch a crab, we did try for quite a while but we got quite cold and lost one of the lines so gave up and headed towards the amusements. We had great fun taking photos and just enjoyed not having to rush about. I wish the weather had been a bit warmer but that didn't spoil our fun. We had a meal and then put Pj's on the little ones so that they could be transferred from car to bed without disturbing them too much. All in All it was a lovely day out and not too far to drive. I am linking this post up with Country Kids over at Coombe Mill. 







Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

12 comments:

  1. Shame about the pebbles! We've never had much success crabbing either ;-)

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    1. Pebbles just meant that the kids got to throw lots of stones into the sea :)

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  2. It's a shame that you weren't able to build sandcastles, but it sounds like you had a good day anyway. I have three kids and I can completely relate to them all running off in different directions :) #CountryKids

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    1. I am sure we will have some more beach visits over the summer so we will endeavour to find some sand :)

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  3. Crabbing never goes well for my impatient children but it doesn't stop them enjoying trying. There has been a nasty northerly wind this week and it sounds like it caught you by the sea there, looks like it didn't put you off though and a great idea to take the OJs for the end of the day. Thank you for joining me for Country Kids

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    1. Yes taking PJ's has been my best recent idea for a smoother ending to the days out

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  4. We've never done crabbing but would love to, looks and sounds like you had a great time, amusements are my favourite. #countrykids

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    1. Its a really cheap activity but I think its best for quieter days when there aren't loads of other people doing the same thing

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  5. We really wanted to try crabbing but its a bit cold too here lately but we will definitely try soon when my son starts his summer vacation from school =) #countrykids

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    1. Its a great activity that doesn't really cost much but best to pick a quieter day when everyone else isn't doing it too

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  6. Me and Carolin from Mummy Alarm tried crabbing earlier in the year with no success either! Thanks for linking up to the parenting pin it party!

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    1. I remember catching one as a kid, in fact we caught a huge one down in cornwall once and I remember my brother teasing it with a teaspoon, made me jump a mile when it snapped at it :)

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