An afternoon on the beach

An afternoon on the beach

The sun was out, the sky was blue, so we did what any normal person living in a seaside village did, we popped down the beach.

I’m conscious now that I sometimes stir up a little beach envy whenever I post seaside photos. Honestly, I’m not looking for  “look at my lovely seaside village” bragging rights, it’s just that this is pretty much all you can do unless you want to jump in the car and drive somewhere.

The best thing about living in by the sea is that on a sunny, summer day you can take the kids to the beach and guarantee that there will be other’s down there for them to play with. It’s a lazy play date without phone calls and text message. And even better is that age is no barrier, who ever’s around will do and imaginations thrive. With no wifi (I don’t even have 3g to tempt me to go on my phone) it’s pure back-to-basics play time from splashing around in the sea for hours on end to building dens with beach towels.

I’m hoping for many more long summer days down here, it’s not just the boys who need prising away from their screens, it’s nice for me to be away from the temptation of emails and social media for a while, even if it costs me the odd ice-cream or 2.
A trip to the beach

 

splashing around in the waves!

 

 

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29 Comments

  1. 5th July 2015 / 10:01 am

    Love the beach, it’s such a perfect place to get away from it all

    • 5th July 2015 / 2:46 pm

      Isn’t it just, so lucky to have a real contrast in beaches here to choose form too.

  2. Ashley Beolens
    5th July 2015 / 10:23 am

    Great photo of the little man 🙂 really cool and stylish

  3. 5th July 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Gorgeous photos! You are so lucky to live close to the beach x

    • 5th July 2015 / 2:39 pm

      Thanks Kim, I know how lucky I am, honestly, I would’t change it for the world

  4. 5th July 2015 / 4:43 pm

    What beautiful photos, I love the first one so much

    Thank you for linking up

  5. Cathy
    5th July 2015 / 6:17 pm

    Love beach shots. These are two lovely photos. I too am grateful to live close to the sea.

    • 5th July 2015 / 8:51 pm

      I don’t think I could live far from the sea now. I love being able to pop down there what ever the weather

  6. 6th July 2015 / 1:56 pm

    A truly magic moment, I would love to live by the sea and sometimes having no signal is a great thing. It looks absolutely stunning and if I was there I’d be on the beach all the time! Thank you for linking up to #magicmoments

    • 6th July 2015 / 1:59 pm

      Thank you, we have lots of momental like this but they’re all magic so I thought I’d share this week.

  7. 6th July 2015 / 2:13 pm

    I love the beach but we are just too far away for it to be a regular trip. Lovely pics

    • 6th July 2015 / 2:42 pm

      Thanks Afra, it’s lovely at my local one, I do get sand envy though.

  8. 6th July 2015 / 2:22 pm

    Gorgeous captures. I only wish we lived closer to the seaside. I can imagine we would enjoy our summer evenings so much more. #magicmoments x

    • 6th July 2015 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks Kerri-Ann we often pop down for an evening swim when it’s warm but not had a chance this year yet.

  9. Katie @mummydaddyme
    6th July 2015 / 6:32 pm

    Gorgeous! I would absolutely love to live by the sea, especially in a little village. x

  10. 6th July 2015 / 6:59 pm

    Fabulous, we have a few beaches really close by, so I hope to spend lots of time at the beach this year too 🙂 #magicmoments

  11. Megan - Truly Madly Kids
    6th July 2015 / 8:54 pm

    I’d brag too living near the beach! So wonderful to be able just to nip there and have no 3g or wifi! Wonderful shots as always . Thank you for linking to #iotw

    • 9th July 2015 / 10:20 pm

      It does mean you have to live a more simple life sometimes which isn’t a bad thing

  12. 6th July 2015 / 9:34 pm

    Have been away from the laptop lately but its mostly a mix of the sun and allergy!

    Like you I so love to go to the beach when the sun is out. There are always people to mingle with and when its sunny people seem to be friendlier too!

    #msyundayphoto

    • 9th July 2015 / 9:33 pm

      It is fab and I try to not bang on about it too much on my blog but there’s not much else to do in my village!

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