- my sprocket, eating toast in the morning, down at the beach house
- cousin, coming through from the neighbour's garden
-my poppet, telling us all about it
-my poppet, running on the shore
-a fence in the dunes
-jellyfish slither. my brothers and I spent ages playing with the blobs of clear jellyfish washed up on the shore (I remember hiding it under pillows, oops) and now my kids are doing the same.
-three cousins busily building on the beach. they ran down the winding path to the beach and had stripped off and were playing along the shore by the time I reached them, meandering down at a slower pace with Littlest. Luckily, my brother could keep up with them!
-Littlest, on her Grandpa's lap, after her christening - characteristically laid back and surveying the world
-surfer in silvered sea
-the cousins, running home from the sea. As is becoming traditional, Sprocket is wearing my cardie. I want to retake this photo when they are all teenagers… but I suspect Sprocket will no longer fit my cardigans.
We had a beautiful weekend down by the sea last week, returning to the surf coast for Littlest's Christening. It was just what we needed - a taste of magic - although the drive was long. The kids loved running along the shore and I loved being home and having family all around, seeing their joy.
My kids are not indoors kids. My Sprocket climbs the walls (and I mean that literally) while my Poppet follows in his lead in wildness. But give them sea and sand and rocks and they will play happily for hours.
Joining with Em for moments from our week.