Running Errands with T

As most of you know (especially if you’ve been following my blog for some time now), we live in a small village by the sea.  Our house is located on the top, near the headland.  Most shops, apart from the garage is located down in the village.  To run some errands, like going to the post office, we have to walk all the way down to do it.  It’s an easy walk, but going back up is a different story.

I had to run some errands a few weeks ago and since it was a weekend, little T of course came down with me.

We never go down in the village without having a little mooch in the many tourist shops around, especially the National Trust shop.  And of course, all parents with little children will know how difficult it is for a little person to leave empty-handed without a melt-down.  To be fair though with T, she does accepts a “no”, but this time though, I gave in, especially since she’s been such a good girl lately.  And guess what she chose in the shop?  A gymnastics ribbon stick.  Surprise, surprise.

Let me share with you some photos of our little village and the coastal path:

The Harbour

I’ve probably photographed this harbour more than a dozen times.  I love it here, especially when it is low tide and little T and her friends can have a little play in the sand.  These harbour wall were actually built-in 1584!  Imagine that.

Little T was lucky, it was low tide that day, so she was able to play a bit in the water, especially since she was wearing her wellies.  After a few splashes, we were ready to head back home, but this time decided to walk by the coastline, forgetting that the tourist season has come, which meant that we met so many of them walking up and down the coastline.

At one point, we decided to wait and sit by the bench to let a big group through:

As soon as they were gone or at least have walked far enough, we decided to get on going too.

But then got stuck again, behind a large group, thank goodness for benches found on the side of the path.

When the coast was clear, we decided to make our way back home again.

This time we turned left on a path which tourist normally don’t go to.  Here little T was able to play with her ribbon stick.

Which she did, all the way back home.

Do you run errands with your little ones?


  1. Coombe Mill

    It’s great to take time out and appreciate our local coasts from time to time isn’t it? Little T looks like she’s having a wail of a time exploring the beach and then playing with her gymnastics ribbon on the cliffs. Lovely photos of the harbour too! Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

    • Definitely! It also reminds us of how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place 🙂 x

  2. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    I run errands with the kids all the time, but most involve the car and not nearly so much fun 🙂 Such a beautiful walk into town! #countrykids

  3. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    Looks like paradise there. We do run errands but since we live near the high street ours is not as much fun as yours.

  4. snoozing on the sofa

    We run errands all the time, but we never get to play in the sea on the way.

    • T just really splashes about in the water, though I noticed the older kids in the summer, jump off from the harbour when it’s high-tide for a swim in the water. Really brave of them to do that, I’d be never wreck though if T does that even at their age 😉

  5. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    I love ribbon sticks! That part of the Olympics always made me want to be a gymnast!!

    • Same here. Love watching gymnastics competitions/exhibitions with ribbon sticks 😉

  6. MontgomeryFest

    so fun that she chose a toy that makes for fun photos too! 😉

    • Yes. I wish I had a better camera with me, than a point-and-shoot! 😉

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