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Project 365 – week 4 – beaches & babies

Project 365 – week 4 – beaches & babies

Week 4 for Project 365 and I’m starting to notice a bit of a theme in my photography! I’d just like to clarify at this point that I do have more in my life than beaches and babies, honest. I admit though, that I love nipping down to my local beach and I’ll give you the heads up, it’s not just Winter walks that I adore. I think it’s safe to say, between friends, that the beach is one of my favourite places EVER. End of. Period.

A little bit of self-reflection and I’m putting this down to the fact that I haven’t always been a beach dwelling gal. Far from it in fact. I grew up in a city where the closest thing I had to the sound of waves crashing onto the shore was the surge of water created by launching down our homemade wooden slide into the paddling pool. We would occasionally venture off on a day trip to our nearest beach, West Kirby, but it was far from the 10 minute stroll I’m lucky to have now.

But before you get your violin out, there’s happiness in my story of seaside woe. This comes in the form of school holidays and grandparents.

Every August we’d travel down to Devon to spend what felt like eternity at my grandparent’s Coastguard home with a perma view of the ocean.  And that’s why I love being by the sea, it stirs many happy memories and reminds me how lucky I am to live in such a safe little village, reminiscent of a place that time forgot. Where the fishermen still earn their keep in the trawlers that rest on the pebbles, where the sound of a siren is so rare, it stirs panic and excitement.

And where Broadchurch was filmed round the corner!

Week 4 project 365 in Devon


Trawlers resting on the shore // Baby R’s favourite method of travel // My Mum & Aunt laying a flower out to sea in remembrance of my Grandad // Tween & Teen making bedtime snacks // Treasure basket play & fiddling around with the exposure setting on my DSLR (still learning how to use it!) // Soft play for a Mumsnet meet up // Hubby’s favourite method of travel


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  1. 31st January 2015 / 11:14 pm

    i love the beach so much too. I grew up by the sea but now it is not within easy reach and i miss it sooo much.

    • 1st February 2015 / 7:25 am

      Oh no! I guess holidays by the sea are extra special now?

  2. 1st February 2015 / 7:53 am

    I’d love to live by the sea! What a moving thing to lay flowers out for your Grandad x TWTWC

    • 1st February 2015 / 8:21 am

      The sea was a huge part of his life, mum does it every year.

  3. 1st February 2015 / 8:16 am

    West Bay is beautiful isn’t it – don’t forget Burton Bradstock – it is the next bay along and beautiful

    • 1st February 2015 / 8:23 am

      I love Burton Bradstock, isn’t that where the Hive restaurant is?

  4. 1st February 2015 / 9:08 am

    I love the beach too – I grew in California about 45 minutes from the beach (depending on traffic). I miss not being so close to it now – but someday I’ll live near the sea again. I have a view of the Industrial Thames from our flat now… that’s something I guess. 🙂 Lovely photos. Have a great week!

  5. 1st February 2015 / 9:30 am

    I love living so close to the beach, best place to be.

  6. 1st February 2015 / 10:54 pm

    I love the beach too although I really don’t use it as much as I should! I need to make more effort!

    Your pictures are beautiful!

  7. 2nd February 2015 / 10:21 am

    I love the beach but don’t go often enough!
    Lovely photos x

    • 2nd February 2015 / 7:30 pm

      There’s something so relaxing and comforting about being on a beach, especially in the quieter months

  8. 2nd February 2015 / 10:01 pm

    It is, I’d love a sandy one but at least the pebbles don’t get in your pants!

  9. 4th February 2015 / 12:42 pm

    I used to go to the beach every week in the winter and at least twice a week in the summer, it is a shame that has stopped. I love your photos 🙂

  10. 5th February 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Absolutely love your beachy pictures, wish I lived closer to a beach as does my currently land locked surfer hubby! #TWTWC

    • 5th February 2015 / 4:10 pm

      Oh no, how frustrating! I’ll keep snapping beach photos just for you guys, may even get one of a wave if that helps!

  11. 5th February 2015 / 9:39 pm

    Lovely pics. I love the beach too. Wish I lived closer to it xx

  12. 7th February 2015 / 4:32 pm

    Gorgeous! Like you I love the sea – having grown up in Brighton – and it always feels odd being away from it… The sound of the fog horn especially! Lovely photos!

    Thanks for linking up to #TWTWC xxx

    • 7th February 2015 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks Hannah, my brother lived in Brighton for a while but I sadly never got round to visiting, he loved the beach there.

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