On Monday, T and her friends go back to school. This Easter break was all about visiting and spending time with family up in the Midlands for us. We also had a lovely short city-break at Birmingham where we were lucky enough to watch the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain perform at the beautiful Symphony Hall in Birmingham. T was absolutely enthralled just watching them play, especially the cellos. We think she was very much inspired by them.
And so we’re back in the sticks, where our life consists mainly of play-dates and impromptu trips to the beach after the husband is done with his work. It’s lovely now because Spring seems to have sprung out of the depths of wherever it was hiding when Winter overstayed its stay. Temperature has risen and it’s possible once again to walk on the beach without looking like an Eskimo or a North Pole explorer out for a ride with his wolf-dogs. And so the husband went out with shorts and sandals …
I must admit. I wasn’t as brave as him. I still came out with a coat (although to be fair, a much lighter one), and the kids were also in hoodies and wellies.
And so we found ourselves on our favourite local beach, Sandymouth which I’ve mentioned more than a dozen of times on this blog. I can’t repeat myself enough, it really is a must-visit beach if ever you find yourself in North Cornwall, especially with kids in tow.
The two girls decided that it was way more fun to walk around in bare feet even on a pebbly beach, so they plonked themselves on a drift-wood and took their wellies off, before deciding to try to climb the many interesting rock formations found on the beach.
Why do kids never listen to you when you tell them not to do something? I told them not to climb higher, they ignored me. And so I said, “If you get stuck, you’ll have to spend the night there, because I’m not climbing up there to get you down”. Thankfully that worked and they slowly made their way down again and joined the husband exploring by the rock pools. He found them a little crab to play with before setting it free.
We love it here. It’s perfect for a long walk on the beach, especially when the tide is low. There are lots of rock pools to discover which both my husband and T love.
We ended the day with the two girls, walking back with their beach find of the day …. driftwood.
What about you?
How was your Easter break?