Tuesday 19 April 2016

Beach combing, frisbee and messages in the sand

young child throws frisbee into the air against a blue sky

I have taken a complete blogging break over the school holidays. Magoo likes to be out and about as much as possible. Plus my Mother-in-Law came to stay for a week, so I wanted to give them both my full attention. Our holiday was filled with trips to the park, meeting up with friends, walks to the allotment, bike rides, ice creams and lots of trampolining.

We seem to be a little bit out of step with our Easter Holiday break. Most schools had their holidays around the bank holiday weekend. Ours started a week after the Bank Holiday weekend. Although it has been a bit grim and grey at times, we have enjoyed the occasional burst of Spring sunshine.

sweeping photo of somerset coastline towards sand point

Saturday was a bright and beautiful day, so we decided to make the most of the sun and head to the beach near our home. We love this particular beach because there are lots of places to explore. Along the tide line you can often find interesting pieces of drift wood, pebbles in a hundred and one different shades and sometimes the odd fossil.

Due to high tides and Winter storms, the sandbanks were more exposed than usual. It looked like large chunks had been washed away. We could clearly see the exposed layers of sand, stone and shells in the bank. Magoo and Mr M couldn't resist having a dig around to see if there were any fossils or interesting stones to be found. We particularly love finding pebbles containing quartz because they glitter in the sunshine and look like jewels.

coastal erosion on sand banks in north somerset

child and father search for pebbles and fossils in sandbanks

We took bucket and spades, beach mats and a frisbee. Magoo loves the frisbee, and spent quite a while throwing it into the air just for the fun of it. I really wanted to try and capture a photo of the neon pink frisbee against the blue sky and Welsh coastline in the distance.

neon pink frisbee against bright blue sky and welsh coastline

We also spent some time collecting stones to write messages in the sand. I though it might be nice if another family or a dog walker found our 'LOVE' note later on in the day. I hope it survived the tide coming in...but if it didn't, there's plenty more pebbles to write a new message next time we're on the beach.

love note written in the sand with pebbles

This week I'm linking up with these lovely blogs:

"Country Kids" over on www.coombemill.com

"Twinkly Tuesday" over on mummascribbles.com

"Point + Shoot" over on youbabymemummy.com and www.snowingindoors.com

"Whatever the Weather" over on www.lifeunexpected.co.uk and monkeyandmouse.co.uk

"Let Kids Be Kids" over on letkidsbekids.co.uk

"Blogger Club UK" over on www.cuddlefairy.com and mudpiefridays.com


The Working Mummy said...

Looks and sounds great. I wish we had more places like this close to us.
speak soon
L x

Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too said...

I love seeing photos from the beach, makes me want to jump in the car and head to the coast

Erin Vincent said...

What a lovely of! My kids would have tried to bring home every pebble on the beach. They LOVE rocks and think each one is special.

Cal at Family Makes said...

Such a beautiful day out. We live so close to the beach, we really should make more of it - thanks for the reminder #BloggerClubUK

Clare said...

Sounds like a great day out. The beach is such fun for kids, so much to do and explore. Leaving messages in the sand is a lovely idea. #whatevertheweather

Coombe Mill - Fiona said...

What a lovely beach to visit. I love the idea of collecting driftwood and your pretty message in the sand. Sounds like a lovely Easter break and good to have some time off from blogging to enjoy with Magoo. Thank you for sharing your lovely beach trip on #CountryKids

Su said...

It is so nice that you are live so close by to the sea. My boy would probably go fossil hunting all the time! lol! #letkidsbekids

Let kids be kids said...

What a lovely time on the beach. It looks like a fantastic place to explore and have fun. We love hunting for shells and other interesting things on a beach.
Thanks for sharing with #LetKidsBeKids

snowingindoors said...

What a great day out, we love exploring beaches, searching for shells and fossils.

Thanks for linking up with Point + Shoot xx

Chloe/Life Unexpected said...

Such a lovely beach. I love your message in the sand. The exposed sand and rock so you can find fossils and other interesting things sounds really cool. I bet it's a complete treasure trove their at the moment. Look at that blue sky too. So beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this with Whatever The Weather xx

Cuddle Fairy said...

What a fun day at the beach! Hunting for jewels in the exposed sand bank is an amazing idea! You were right to take the school holidays off from blogging - I'm going to do that next time around! Thank you for linking up with us at #bloggerclubuk

Unknown said...

It looks a fabulous day for a beach visit! Hunting for jewels in the rock and playing with the frisbee, a perfect spring day at the seaside. I love visiting the coast, especially in a beautifully sunny day. Do you ever look for shiny pieces of seaglass? I love looking for them on the beach. Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

Me, You and Magoo said...

thank you for all your lovely comments, we love this beach. I haven't spotted much seaglass on this particular spot. I think it can be quite hard to get hold of in certain areas...I will keep my eyes peeled next time we're down there!

@cuddlefairy I don't make an income from my blog, so it's probably easier for me to take a break. I completely understand that pro-bloggers can't always take school holidays off, writing a blog is a job for lots of people. In fact, it's a really hard job involving lots of hours spent sat at a laptop. But I think it's good to take a break sometimes to refresh and have some time away from our screens...


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