It's beginning to feel a lot like summer!

If I could use one word to sum-up our entire week it would be …

We’ve been experiencing really good weather lately – lots of glorious sunshine and beach weather!  Last Thursday, we decided to take little T to the beach and invited her best-friend F and his parents too.  We didn’t want to waste the lovely day by staying inside, especially since it was a real scorcher, 17 degrees people!  Imagine that!  Seriously folks, when you live in this side of the world, that indeed is considered warm 😉

While waiting for her best-friend to arrive, little T and her dad had fun at the rock-pools.  Little T’s dad loves exploring rock-pools.  He becomes like a little boy again.

Incidentally, if you notice there’s hardly any sand on the beach.  That used to be covered in sand but because of the infamous winter storm that ravaged many places here in England during the beginning of the year, parts of the beach somehow disappeared.  The waves though are managing to deposit the sand back slowly, but not entirely, at least not yet.

First crab of the day.

Little T trying her hand at finding crabs and other sea-creatures.

In spite of having literally a ton of work to do, Little T’s dad tried to do some work on his laptop, but couldn’t see much from the glare of the sun and decided to do some paperwork instead.   No, he didn’t work the whole time we were there, what’s the point in going if he did just that?

Then we noticed mist slowly creeping in, the sun though managed to keep it at bay.

Little T and F swimming in one of the “pools” warmed by the sun.

And there they are, wondering whether they should go for it or not.

I guess the answer was NOT!  Thank goodness they decided the c0ld water wasn’t for them and went back to  the little pool warmed by the sun.  It may feel a lot like summer, but I’m afraid the water is still blimming cold.

At this point, it was time to put the BBQ on and have a little sip of PIMMS!

Have you also have loads of sunshine on your side of the world?  However, those living in tropical countries and other places where sunshine is the norm is not encouraged to answer the question 😉

I’m linking this post-up with #CountryKids.

And also linking-up for the very first time with:

Have a lovely weekend folks!


  1. afamilydayout

    Looks like a gorgeous day out. Don’t blame them for not going in the sea, must still be really cold! #countrykids

  2. thereadingresidence

    Looks so fabulous there. I used to love rock-pooling as a kid. So great to have some of that sunshine 🙂 Thanks very much for sharing and joining in with #WotW

    • It’s been lovely! Hope it’s been the same on your side of England, though I think the weather won’t be as good as next week. Oh well.

  3. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    We have our first pool party today! Yes, all of our pools are uncovered, and while some might be chilly – they aren’t so cold that we won’t get in!

  4. I love mooching around rock pools with the kids. I wonder why it is us Brits get the BBQ out at the first hint of sunshine! #countrykids

    • My husband is the same! I know. As soon as the sun is out, the smell of BBQ is always in the air. Yum!

  5. The Vanilla Housewife

    I’m starting to believe that you guys are the only ones living near the area! LOL Looks deserted, which is better of course. Unlike the beaches here during summer! Ugh. The last time we went, we had a hard time getting a cottage! So now we schedule beach outings on weekdays so there are less people. 🙂

    • The trick there is not to go when it’s tourist season. Hence, the deserted beaches. It can also get really busy during the summer which starts around June, although school ends mid July 🙂 Here in Cornwall, the locals usually stay away from all the tourist spots just to avoid the crowd 😉

  6. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    Today its 20 here! I am so bouncy! I am in my element! Tomorrow a picnic for us near the beach too! Bring on the sunshine =) #wotw

    • Kaingit! It’s around 19 here, but there’s a breeze coming from the sea so it’s just a little bit cold(ish).

      • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

        And today is going to be sunny as well! Life is grand! Next week will be rainy so we have to enjoy the sunny weather while it last =) #countrykids

  7. Shay: TwoTinyTerrors (@shay_noble)

    It looks like you all had a great day out! Fingers crossed this lovely weather continues for a while longer 🙂

    • Yes, we did. Thanks! We’ve been having rain and sunshine the past day or so. You’re right, let’s hope there are more sunshiny days to come 🙂

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