A Typical British Summer

Written by Lauren on. Posted in General

We live in the southwest 3 miles from a beach. We’ve lived here for 2 years and never taken the boys there. It’s a bit of a pain in the butt to get to, there are a mountain of steep stone steps to get down to the sea which are hardly easy to conquer with 2 children and all the stuff that they require. The other week the Hubby went on a bike ride and visited Padstow. He said that the whole trip made him open his eyes up to what exactly was on our doorstep.

Last week the weather down here was fab. It made a change from the weeks of constant rain that we have had and the boys spent most of it playing in the garden on their new trampoline. With rain forecast for this week we woke up on Saturday in glorious sunshine and decided to take advantage of the remaining sun and head over to Cornwall.

I went into the garden to collect up buckets and spades and the heavens opened.  The Hubby started chuckling to himself but we decided to head out anyway because even if the rain continued it would be nice to get out of the house.  When we reached the Tamar Bridge the weather was looking good again.  It didn’t last.  The further into Cornwall we got the blacker the sky became.  Halfway there we decided we would go to Newquay instead as it was more suitable for the Boys.  With the rain getting heavier we decided to go to Newquay via Padstow just to have a look and make the journey a bit less of a waste.

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Padstow was a wash out.  Literally.  It was piddling it down with rain.

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Luckily as we got closer to Newquay the sun started to show its face again.  We had an absolutely brilliant afternoon on the beach and we all scoffed huge ice creams before heading home tired from all the sea air.

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Yesterday we woke up to sunshine again and after watching some TV the Boys wanted to go outside and play.  As I tied the last shoelace it started to rain and they were stuck inside.  Today we woke up to rain.  The Hubby went back to work and the Boys were begging to go and play in the garden, luckily the postman had provided us with some entertainment from Aldi.  They pre-empted the rain and are currently offering rainy day activities in this weeks Special Buys.  From sticker books to craft books to story books there is something to keep little ones entertained during the wet summer holidays.

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image courtesy of http://www.aldi.co.uk

Spike received a train book that plays sounds and Spud received a Busy Book which consists of a story, a play mat and figurines.  Both Boys sat quietly entertained by their offerings and I was able to tidy the mess that they had created when they were bored!

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