12.6.17

Lyme Regis - May Half Term

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Our half term was spent in Beer, in Devon, just 30 minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Lyme Regis. One of our first days was spent in the harbour, crabbing, followed by exploring the quaint little shops. We were lucky enough to have Colin's cousins, who are expert crabbers, with us to show us the ropes. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I had never been crabbing before! The crabs were few and far between, though after a couple of hours we did end up with a bucket-full. The boys' attention waned a little, waiting for the crabs to appear, but they were so excited to pull up the nets and see what was inside each time. Joshua was also thrilled to explain to passers-by what we had caught!

When we woke to glorious sunshine on Wednesday, we celebrated with breakfast on the patio followed by a drive. The beach was absolutely packed by 11am, but we managed to find a spot of sand not far from the water to camp out - I held down the fort with my book while the boys splashed in the sea and played in the arcades. We dug a huge hole, made a castle with a moat and ate ice creams - the perfect day on the beach!

Bee. 

4.6.17

Beer Head Caravan Park - May Half Term.

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We've just been lucky enough to spend our half term in the gorgeous little village of Beer; one of the last remaining fishing villages with beautiful views. Our caravan at Beer Head Park sat at the top of a hill, giving us an amazing view over the coastline and idyllic fields. I'm disappointed that we haven't really taken advantage of the various coasts and caravan parks around us (Beer was only three hours away and the boys did so well in the car) so hopefully we'll right that in the near future. The weather wasn't great, we had one really lovely day but mostly just warmer evenings. Regardless, it was really lovely to get away for the week and relax. The boys had a blast just playing cards and learning every fact from their Pokemon Handbook - there wasn't any wifi so we all had a chance for some proper quality time together, maybe I'm imagining it now but there were far less meltdowns that usual. Having the beach on our doorstep was such a luxury, even if the hill was pretty steep to climb back up! Colin's currently searching for a summer holiday, we've promised to take the boys on a plane, I think we've got the bug. Any recommendations for family-friendly locations, please and thank you, would be greatly appreciated!

I haven't blogged in forever, but I have really missed it. Life has, as always, been crazy. I'm teaching nearly full-time while trying (and failing) to run a house and make sure the kids are fed, clean and watered. I haven't watched a proper TV show for like a year. I'm three quarters of the way through university - Tuesday marks the last day of my third year. Assignments have been thick and fast this year, with various group projects and planning in between. With that finished for the year, hopefully I'll have a little more time to spare. I'm not sure where this little space will take me in the future, I have always toyed with the idea of vlogging too but that's another kettle of fish. This is where I feel most comfortable, where I hope to look back one day to remind myself of these days when my babies were babies. The days are long, but the years are short. 

Bee.