A great day | The Ordinary Moments

Monday, 7 September 2015



My eldest two have only been back in school for three days, but it feels like we've been back to it for weeks already! It's funny how quickly you can slot back into the routine.

Summer passed by in a flash this year. Last year I felt like we really squeezed every last second out of the holidays. Lots of long afternoons on the beach and picnics. But, with the weather against us for much of the holidays, our options were a bit more limited. We had some great days though. 

A highlight was one of the very last days before school started back. What started out as 'bowling and burgers' - exciting enough in itself - ended up including a trip to a funfair and late evening ice cream. 






Ayden slept through the bowling, which was fortunate as it meant we could spend quality time with Dylan and Meryn enjoying the game. He woke up just in time for burgers and Oreo shakes at GBK. Well timed I thought!




Despite being not far off bedtime, we decided to head to Cardiff Bay beach - a seasonal 'pop up' beach and funfair. It was pretty quiet, being quite late in the day, so we could enjoy everything without having to queue and worry about losing Ayden in a busy crowd, as he ran free loving every single second.

We finished the day off with a few games in the amusement arcade (something Dylan always wants to do and is never allowed) and ice cream, before bundling three tired little people back in the car to head home.

A really great day.

16 comments

  1. That sounds like such an amazing day! I was so disappointed we didn't make it to the urban beach this year - the weather was just awful. I could do with an Oreo shake right now!

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  2. Looks like you had such an amazing day! I love beaches so much! x

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  3. We loved Cardiff Bay Beach and those burgers look lush!

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  4. I love days like that - when it all just works and everything comes together nicely. Priceless.

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  5. It sounds like you gave the summer a good send off. It's a shame the old routine comes back so quickly isn't it?

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  6. Ah sounds like you had a lovely time. Would you believe that we didn't make it to cardiff bay beach this summer? I wonder if it is still open?

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  7. A day to remember! With the schools back now, it's nice to reflect on what the family got up to during the summer.

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  8. Love that first pic of the family! So funny. Sounds like you are creating great days for the family to remember. It's the simple pleasures in life!

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  9. Sounds like you had a fantastic time. That burger looks yummy. shame to have to go back to reality after having such fun times isn't it. x

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  10. Sounds like a lovely day. It's great when you can treat the children to a later evening out than normal. It's so much more exciting for them

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  11. Sounds like ye all enjoyed a lovely day, always wanted to take a trip with caravan sometime to Wales and it would be handy from Ireland

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  12. Sounds like you all had a great day out. That burger is making my mouth water right now!!xx

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  13. How much fun! it seemed that your kids had a blast . I love ti go bowling with my son and taking him to Dave and Busters.

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  14. Oh this sounds like such a lovely day! One of those ones that starts out pretty standard but ends up being one you always remember. Those burgers look delish! xx

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  15. Wow what a great time you had! I wanted to go to the pop up beach but we never made it to Cardiff this summer. Kaz x

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  16. I love those impromptu days the most, those are my favourite kind. It looks like it was lots of fun! x

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