Living Arrows 2017 – 41/52

After spending last weekend away visiting my family and experiencing BritMums Live for the first time, it was so lovely to have some quiet time at home this weekend.

On Saturday Nerys and I popped out to Lidl in the morning, at her request.  She really loves doing the supermarket shopping with me, funny little thing that she is, so it was actually a nice way to spend the morning.

Then in the afternoon Steve went out for a bit, and the children and I baked cakes together.

Sunday was a gloriously sunny day in Swansea, so after Rhys’ swimming lesson we jumped in the car to head down to the beach.  We took a bag of buckets and spades with us, and the children quickly got to work building sandcastles.

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Most of the time when we build sandcastles at the beach the children will work together to build just one, giant creation.  Other times though, they prefer to do their own thing, building their own individual castles.

This Sunday was an individual creation kind of day.

Rhys brought a little minion toy along to the beach with him, and he happily played by himself with that on the little castle he built.  Nerys enlisted Steve’s help to build a castle, before getting upset that he added a tower to it before she was ready.

That was the first of two castles that she razed to the ground.  I think she’s a little bit run down, and so her ability to cope with things is a little bit reduced.

Despite all the destruction though, we all went home pretty happy and feeling a bit brighter after a blast of sea air.

And sitting at the computer that evening, looking through the photos I took, I was reminded quite how lucky we are to live here, so close to the beach.

To be able to head down for a play on the sand and a breath of that wonderful salty air whenever we fancy it.  And for it not to matter if we only stay for a short while before deciding to leave before any more sandcastles get knocked down.

We really are pretty lucky.


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  1. Naomi 09/10/2017 / 1:20 pm

    Such lovely photos, my girls love the beach too <3 #LivingArrows

    • This glorious life
      15/10/2017 / 11:46 am

      Thank you. You can’t beat a trip to the beach can you! x

  2. Angela Webster 09/10/2017 / 8:22 pm

    Who would of thought that taking the children to the beach in October would be possible ! We have been so lucky with the weather lately haven’t we. The children look like they are having so much fun, flattening the sandcastles is the best part. Have a lovely week x

  3. Hannah Tasker 09/10/2017 / 8:39 pm

    I love these photographs, especially the photo of Nerys, and how you have caught the sun on her face and the shadow behind her. We always feel better for getting outside, but our closest beach is about an hour away, it must be amazing having a beautiful beach so close.

  4. Stacey - Mums Blind Love 09/10/2017 / 9:44 pm

    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. What lovely photos of the children engrossed in their building.

  5. Emma T 10/10/2017 / 12:13 am

    You’re definitely lucky. In the middle of the country, I try and get out and about for a few days each holiday just to get out to the coast #livingarrows

  6. Mammy 10/10/2017 / 7:42 am

    You chose well when you settled on Swansea university!

  7. Jayne @ Sticky Mud And Belly Laughs 10/10/2017 / 10:48 am

    What a lovely way to spend a Sunday. Beach time armed with buckets and spades, it doesn’t get much better than that 🙂 #LivingArrows

    • This glorious life
      15/10/2017 / 11:45 am

      It’s one of our favourite ways to spend a Sunday afternoon! x

  8. Donna 12/10/2017 / 1:20 pm

    I love how they built a sandcastle each – they both look in their own little worlds! x

  9. Helena 14/10/2017 / 4:00 pm

    It’s lovely to read and see that your children have had fun on the beach. My girls have missed out this year. #LivingArrows

  10. Such beautiful photos. I’m late commenting and at this point I doubt we’ll have much more of that beautiful weather! (I think that is the last one!)


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