Oooh, today has been super dooper!
Decided to hold the previously cancelled sand castle competition at the beach today. And gosh it's been glorious! So warm it felt like summer; and the kids had a fabulous time, and spent much of it playing in the sea....brrrr. So not a great deal of sand castle building; but we did get a fabulous mermaid, hmm some starwars character, and a huge mound of sand with a moat around it.
I'm feeling quite chuffed with myself too because a friend gave Rye and myself a lift, and she did ask if I'd be able to manage the steps down the cliff (car parking is free up there), I knew I could make it down wasn't overly sure about going back up... but I did both and actually it was really fine. Ok, I do ache a little now but woohooo, the weight is coming off and I'm feeling better.
I did make the fatal mistake of thinking the kids wouldn't do much more than paddle in the sea - being that's it April and we've only had 2 warm days..so the sea is FREEZING cold! Silly mama!
Then later once the tide came in, we left did a bit of shopping, then meandered home, and soon friends were back, and the kids were enjoying playing in the garden with water soakers, more playdough fun etc. A very successful day, methinks, and one very happy little boy :-)