Living Arrows 2017 – 27/52

After a couple of quiet weekends, thanks to soggy weather and feeling poorly, we had a real change of pace this weekend.

The Wales national airshow was on in Swansea, and it brought with it glorious sunshine and a lot of excitement.  We have been and watched the air show every time it’s been on, and the children absolutely love it.

So on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend we packed a bag with snacks and drinks and a bucket and spade and we walked down to the beach to watch the planes.

Between displays the children had a great time digging in the sand with our family friends.  They made sandcastles and they dug a huge hole, which they then took it in turns to be buried in.



They brought half the beach home with them on Saturday, after getting so well and truly covered in the stuff.  But they had an absolutely wonderful time.  We all did actually.  It was one of those weekends that just felt really laid back and full of fun.

I just loved sitting back and watching my children having such a good time.  There’s been a real change in Nerys over the last week or two that has been a real joy to see.  She seems to have had a big leap in confidence, and now seems much happier talking to people that she doesn’t know very well.

The real test of this came on Sunday, when one of our friends came to the beach with us.  For some unknown reason Nerys has always reacted, well, with tears and screaming whenever she’s seen him in the past.  This time though, she was a completely different girl.  She would not stop jabbering away to him!

After the weekend we’ve had, I’m really starting to look forward to the school summer holidays where hopefully we’ll have plenty more days at the beach, digging and building and paddling and just generally having fun!


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  1. the frenchie mummy 03/07/2017 / 8:12 am

    Being buried in the sand like that in the sand is a must-have when on the beach! they both look adorable! #livingarrows

  2. Jules Pondering Parenthood 03/07/2017 / 9:25 am

    It sounds like you all had a lovely time. When we took Little M to the beach I buried her feet in the sand, but she wasn’t sure. It might be a little while before we get neck deep! #LivingArrows

  3. Angela Webster 03/07/2017 / 10:11 am

    That’s the sign of a good trip to the beach when you bring a ton of sand home with you ! The children look like they have had lots of fun. #LivingArrows

  4. Sophie Durrans 03/07/2017 / 5:55 pm

    I love a good photo of kids buried in the sand! #livingarrows

  5. Sherry 03/07/2017 / 7:44 pm

    What is about children and digging holes and burying themselves in sand? I struggle with the stuff and I hate how it gets everywhere but J loves it. What a lovely end to June x #LivingArrows

  6. Donna 04/07/2017 / 10:07 pm

    Haha! Those photos are hilarious. You can’t beat a day on the beach and the airshow sounds amazing. So glad the weather improved for you! x

  7. What fantastic photos! I can’t wait till both my girls are old enough to get involved like this! I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful summer if these photos are anything to go by x

  8. Laura - Dear Bear and Beany 05/07/2017 / 9:56 pm

    Love these photos. So many childhood memories of doing the same. I must remember to do this with my girls this year, so much fun x #LivingArrows

  9. Stephanie ReadsWell 07/07/2017 / 7:09 am

    There are so many ways to enjoy a trip to the beach. It looks like you enjoyed this trip 🙂 Nice photos.

    • This glorious life
      07/07/2017 / 9:34 pm

      Thank you, we really did enjoy ourselves! x

  10. Emma T 07/07/2017 / 9:47 pm

    So funny when they have such a sudden, and surprising change like that. Great her confidence is increased #livingarrows

  11. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons 09/07/2017 / 8:25 pm

    Oh gosh, I remember doing this as a child, I loved it! Isn’t it funny how they can take against someone for ages but then suddenly they’re all over them? Max was like this with my brother in law for a while (a long time ago), but now he’s his absolute favourite person!

  12. Rosie @ Little Fish 10/07/2017 / 5:53 am

    Look at them buried in the sand! Such sweet pictures! We used to love doing this when we are kids! x #LivingArrows

  13. Mudpie Fridays 10/07/2017 / 6:52 am

    You can not beat tme at the beach, love how they dug a hole big enough to bury themselves in. I must admit though I am not a fan of sand!! It gets everywhere! #Livingarrows

  14. Janine Dolan 10/07/2017 / 8:59 am

    Burried in the sand. Lovely photos. #livngarrows

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