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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Family Day by the Sea



Our Eldest Daughter and Grandson Jacob came to visit for the weekend and our son decided we should all meet up at the beach hut on Sunday. As they say in the newspapers "Phew what a scorcher!" Actually it was lovely there with a little breeze, so much cooler than it would have been inland at home.
(BTW Our Cornetto parasol wasn't nicked from a pub garden!)
Luckily the tide was right so we could go on the beach, it would have been lethal having a toddler up by the hut with a 5 foot drop from the hut level down to the prom. At high tide the sea is right up to the steps you can sea behind our encampment.

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Trying to stay in the shade - except Jacob who, now he is toddling, doesn't stay anywhere!
 and won't keep a hat on either








Jacob having a few seconds rest on Grandad. Poor Grandad has to keep covered all the time due to the chemo tablets

Florence and her daddy

Our beach hut from the beach

Florence posing for camera on Grandad

Both babies paddled, our 3 children had a swim and so did I. It was so good seeing all three grown up children in the sea together - just like when the were much much younger.


Eldest and Jacob went home Monday morning and Nana Sue and Grandad Colin collapsed in a heap for the rest of the day. Jacob sleeps well through the night but likes to be up early at 5am! and once up he just doesn't stop. His favourite words " Brrrrm Brmmm Car Car Go Go!"

Back after recovering
Sue



26 comments:

  1. Lovely to see your family snaps, I love the ones with Col and the little ones.

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  2. Loving the sunny photos!
    J x

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  3. Makes me wonder - how did we manage when we were young? The answer I suppose is - we were young and full of vim and vigour. Looks a lovely day.

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    1. I know, I had two in 17 months but I was only 26!

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  4. What lovely photos - a grand time was had by all from the sound of things. I had my children in my 30s (first at 34) so by the time I was 39 and had Danny I was running out of steam!

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  5. Awww that brings back memories of lovely seaside holidays when mine were little.
    You can't beat a day by the sea-x-

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  6. What a lovely, traditional family day out to the seaside.

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  7. Days like these create excellent memories. Beautiful.

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  8. aw, that's such a lovely scene. A proper family day out! x

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  9. I love to see this - enjoyable and memorable family day out!

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  10. A lovely day spent with the ones you love.

    God bless.

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  11. I had four under 5, a late starter eventually had him to the vets. How did we do it? Certainly struggle now with the (lovely) grandkids. Lovely to see Col enjoying the day and your grandkids.

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    1. A six year gap between son and youngest meant I was 32 .... decided NO MORE! Although I loved the fun I had with A while the eldest were at school.

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  12. We walked Will along the beach yesterday, much cooler in the breeze, plus daughter's hayfever was not so bad. You can't beat a day at the beach.

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  13. THANK YOU everyone for your lovely comments - such a good family day - a treat to have (almost) everyone together.

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  14. Lovely photos, definitely the place to be in this weather xx

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  15. Lovely photos. I'd like a beach hut they're do useful.

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  16. What a lovely family day - it must be so nice to have a Beach hut of your own at the seaside - the grandchildren will love it. My Grandma and granddad had an old tiny weekend chalet in the countryside in Derbyshire and I loved going to visit them.

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  17. Your family beach day looks lovely! Happy you could all enjoy it together! Beach huts are such a wonderful idea...no such thing here in Oregon.

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  18. A lovely way to spend the day. You can't beat a day at the beach. Happy memories. X

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  19. That looks like a lovely family day. Gosh time goes so fast, your grandchildren paddling already ... wow :-)

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  20. Family days with grandchildren are the best!

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  21. What lovely pictures sue. Jacob looks a little live wire. They are So cute at that age but always on the go. Grandad obviously has the magic touch Jacob looks really chilled out having a cuddle with him. Lots of lovely memories made for everybody. Xx

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