Blowing the Cobwebs away

This weekend, my Mum came to stay. We haven't seen her since August and the girls were pretty excited to see her and when we asked them what they wanted to do on the Saturday, E was very insistent that she wanted to go to the seaside and look for shells. So hats, wellies and gloves at the ready, not to forget buckets, off we went!  

I won't lie. It was bitterly cold. The car read 6 degrees when we were in it and it didn't get any warmer. But it was totally worth it. I walked along the promenade whilst the girls went on the beach with my Mum. They had an absolute blast hunting for shells and treasures.

Being beside the sea is my all time happy place and I absolutely adore it at this time of the year, when the tide is high and the waves are crashing in. There's nothing quite like the blast of icy cold air with the sea air sticking to your skin and hair.  We were only there for a couple of hours but I felt much more relaxed when I came away.

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  1. Great photos. I definitely want to get to the beach now and wrap up warm! I bet it did blow the cobwebs away haha.

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  2. I love the coast in the Autumn/Winter! It's always so refreshing and invigorating to walk along the beach in the cold, windy weather and you have the added bonus of it usually being quite empty. Looks like you all had a great time! #CountryKids

  3. I share your love of being by the sea no matter what the weather is doing. I went for a very blustery cliff run with a friend after school drop off in the week and even then I felt better for seeing the sea. It looks much nicer, if just as cold, when you visited and finding shells is a great way to keep busy and forget the cold. Sounds like a perfect family outing for everyone and some lovely photos to remember your day.

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  4. You can't beat the seaside regardless of the weather. My two insist on going on the beach when we visit their cousins in Cornwall whatever time of year it is, and they love collecting shells too. Lovely photos x

  5. I love that final photo where everyone looks so tiny. Sounds like you had a fun time by the sea even if it was cold and looks like the girls enjoyed hunting for shells and treasures #countrykids

  6. How lovely that the children were excited to see Grandma and that they wanted to take her to their favourite place! I bet it was bracing but there is something lovely about getting the air in your lungs and having a good old bracing time outdoors. The phrase "blowing out the cobwebs" is one my mum uses too, and now me heheh!!

  7. I couldn't think of a better way to blow the cobwebs away! Looks like you all had a good time too.xx #countrykids