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.
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.
You can't beat the simple pleasures afforded by a bucket and spade.
I am blessed to live so near stunning Weymouth beach, I really should make more regular use of it.
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...