The journey down was hideous - over four hours for a two and half hour journey. I forget how much difference the tourist trade makes to the volume of vehicles on the road! This was why we didn't go over the Easter holidays as we've previously done that and been stuck for hours. We arrived safe and sound though so always thankful for that.
Anyhow, the weather was completely glorious. We were so treated by the spring fairies and felt obliged to make the most of the sunshine with a very necessary trip to the sea. Oh bluey turqouise waves... how I miss thee.
The kiddies played in fleeces and wellies in the sand. Happy and content for the day. It was bliss.
My mother and I enjoyed a seat at the top of the beach, drinking in the view and a flask of yummy hot chocolate.
Sporadically, the call for more shells, water or pebbles resulted in different combinations of our little group slowly combing the sands for longed for treasures.
I'm always so inspired by the seashore. It completely replenishes my soul and I literally drink it in.
After some hard core sandcastle making and hot chocolate drinking there was some very enjoyable kite flying! This is normally one of the busiest beaches (Fistral in Newquay) but apart from a number of local surfers we were the only family unit on the beach. This always shocks me but it meant that the Littlie's could fly the kite without the fear of decapitating someone ;0)
The remainder of the days were spent playing at my Mum's house. We didn't even make it to the park this time. The Littlie's were content to play in her garden and actually spent most of their time building K'nex vehicles and racing them down the slope below.
This occasion was a very lovely and relaxed visit. The Hubby had stayed behind for a boys weekend with his Uni buddies - and we were happy to be by the sea. Positive stuff all round for our well-being!
Thank you all so much for the lovely comments many of you have left over the past few weeks. I am so grateful for so many of your bloggy friendships. I have lost a few followers over the past month so am sorry if my Journalling seems boring or repetitive. I recognise that much of my blog has been family focused recently and that this won't appeal to everyone. That is mainly the purpose of my little blog and so that won't change in the future. I have a number of crafty endeavours underway but my health really prevents my days being ultra productive. Again, this will not change in the future. Please do bear with me - or if this space doesn't suit you then so be it.
I appreciate the lovely bloggy friendships I have developed since joining this blogging community and on some days other than my family, these are the only communications I am able to enjoy. So thank you for being such special people.