We had a day out to the seaside on Monday. My Mum lives in St Annes and it had been her birthday over the weekend whilst I was working so we headed out on Monday to deliver some very important birthday presents.
As we had a couple of hours to kill before we could meet her (Grandma is a busy lady), we had a quick stop off en route to pick out Halloween costumes then headed to St Annes beach.
It was a lovely morning for it. After driving through rain to get there, I was pleasantly surprised. The spot we chose didn’t have a breath of wind and the sun poked it’s head through the clouds a couple of times. It was a little bit different to our last beach visit on holiday in the Costa del Sol – where the sand was too hot to walk on and we paddled in the Med smothered in factor 50, but we still had fun.
We built castles, played football, wrote names and drew pictures with a stick and feasted on a few mouthfuls of sand (well Rory did!) For the most part we had the beach to ourselves, apart from a handful of dog walkers and people out for a stroll.
Seth and I were kitted out in wellies and found it fairly easy to de-sand afterwards. Rory, on the other hand, was caked in it from head to toe. I didn’t take anything dry to clean him up with so, using my Mum ingenuity, I stripped off his booties and turned them inside out, using the clean linings to wipe his eyes, face and hands. A quick change of his trousers and off we went with Grandma for lunch!
The boys really enjoyed it and I’m going to make the effort to take them more. Although my Mum lives at the seaside, we very rarely go onto the beach there. The last time was in July for Seth’s Beach Hut 3rd Birthday Party. We’ll be spending Christmas at the seaside this year and will definitely be heading out for a Christmas Day walk on the beach.