The Ordinary Moments | space to ourselves

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Ayden on the beach

I know, I witter on about how much we love being so close to the sea a lot. But last week I had a moment of feeling very grateful for where we live.

Ayden and I spend a lot of time in parks, toddler groups and classes and at home. But one sunny day last week, straight after the morning school run, we headed to the beach to play. And we had the whole place to ourselves.  

Ayden on the beach

The Incredible Hulk came with us. That poor little Lego figure had quite the ordeal - buried in sand, dunked in a rock pool, 'smashed' with pebbles and left for dead on the sand.

We ran, built sand castles, climbed rocks, collected stones and gave them a bath in the rock pools. Ayden wanted to go and look at the 'big bath', but not too close because he's still not sure how he feels about the waves.

It was so lovely to have space to ourselves. Just me and Ayden. And The Hulk.

Beautiful beach

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  1. Wow, gorgeous photos. How amazing on such a beautiful day that no one else went to the beach! It's like your own private bay! That sky looks stunning x

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    1. I know! It was a beautiful day. We were there pretty early, so I guess we beat everyone else to it :) x

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  2. What lovely photos. I miss living by the sea sometimes. It is great that your little one is so imaginative. What great memories :-) x

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  3. What beautiful photos and I really am jealous. I would absolutely love to live nearer the beach. x

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    1. Thanks Katie. I have days where I'd love to move somewhere else (our town centre isn't up to much), but then a sunny day at the beach always manages to change my mind for me x

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  4. Such gorgeous photos, and what a beautiful blue sky! I would love to live closer to the sea, very jealous! xx

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    1. Thank you Chantal. The sky was so blue that day. Makes a lovely change from grey with dark clouds ;) x

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  5. Beautiful photos. We lived by the sea for a while before returning to London and we miss it so so much now. X

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    1. Ah, I love the beach, but I miss living in London sometimes. Such wonderful places to explore and take the children x

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  6. Beautiful photos, it looks like a fun time. x

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  7. So beautiful! The beach is my happy place and I so wish I could raise my kids on the coast somewhere, so much to see, do and learn as a kid - its idyllic! Id always be banging on about how amazing it was if it was me too haha enjoy the blessing of beauty around you and wide open spaces x

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    1. Thank you Mary. It is lovely to be so close x

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  8. Do I spy Bobo Choses? These pictures are just gorgeous and I'm super jealous of you for living so close to the sea. What a wonderful life your little ones must lead!

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