On The Beach

It is hot, too hot, so what is one to do? Go to the beach of course. It is always slightly cooler by the coast,  there is often a hint of a breeze, and you can dip your toes into icy waters to lower your body temperature. Although I have to say the sea is almost warm at the moment, I could have swum if I had a costume I was prepared be seen in public in.
Weymouth Beach
We headed down early, before the crowds and heat get too much. Syd and his little friend had a glorious time counting sea shells in and out of buckets. Initial trepidations at the waters edge soon turned into over confidence as they attempted to stride out into the balmy waters, resulting in soggy kneed Mums as we hauled our mer-like offspring back to the shore.
Toddler Fun on Weymouth Beach
You can’t beat the simple pleasures afforded by a bucket and spade.
Bucket and Spade on the beach
I am blessed to live so near stunning Weymouth beach, I really should make more regular use of it.
Weymouth Beach
All this and home by lunchtime, before the real roasting heat of the day begins. I love going to the beach, it was absolutely delightful to watch toddlers discovering the thrill of the perfect shell, and the sensation of pouring cold water on hot toes, and kicking through the waves. It reminds me of so many days from my own childhood. 
Some days being a stay-at-home mum is hard work, but not today…

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. dragonsflypoppy
    July 18, 2013 / 7:29 am

    What a lovely post. So calming, and I can just feel the fresh sea breeze! I don’t think I could live in a more land-locked place, but I do dream of the beach often x

    • Sonya Cisco
      July 18, 2013 / 4:57 pm

      This is the furthest I have ever lived from the beach, at 8 miles I really can’t complain, but I grew up in walking distance!

  2. SarahMummy
    July 18, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    Such beautiful photos! Am jealous of you living near a beach. It’s an hour to the beach for us – and it’s not a particularly beautiful one!

    • Sonya Cisco
      July 18, 2013 / 4:58 pm

      I am lucky, Dorset is full of stunning beaches! Your part of the world has beautiful scenery too tho!

  3. Inge
    July 21, 2013 / 10:42 am

    We are lucky that we live near the beach too – down here in North Cornwall. The downside is, in the summer and holidays, the beaches are always packed! And that’s when the “locals” stay away from them. Good thing we had our dose of sun and beach early on, before the school holidays began =)

  4. Older Mum
    July 21, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    What a lovely, lovely morning spent at the beach… how fab to live so near there! X.

  5. Older Single Mum
    July 22, 2013 / 4:06 pm

    I grew up on Bournemouth beach so know that feeling so well. It’s not the same in Brighton with all the pebbles, but the smells evoke so many memories 🙂

  6. Emily Foran
    July 22, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    Perfection – wish we lived close to a beach yet we’d kill ourselves in traffic trying to reach one at the moment!! x

  7. Kim Carberry
    July 27, 2013 / 2:42 pm

    Beautiful photos! x

  8. Coombe Mill
    July 27, 2013 / 2:54 pm

    I’ve got to say with the current heatwave the UK beaches are the best place to be, why travel abroad when we have it on our doorsteps. A bucket and spade and the children are away having fun, thanks for sharing your photos with Country Kids.

  9. Mary @over40andamumtoone
    July 27, 2013 / 5:15 pm

    Great photos, I feel so guilty that Monkey still hasn’t been to a beach. Must remedy that soon #CountryKids

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