Hasn’t the appearance of spring been a literal ray of sunshine. This winter has been an odd one, watery themed, not too chilled. Much of it spent watching the raindrops on the windows….



We became experts in puddle jumping and indoor activities. We felt grateful our home was a sanctuary from sogginess when other’s were overwhelmed with water.

Rainy days can be peaceful. I like the drumbeat of drops on panes of glass. A good book and a blanket can make for a blissful afternoon. Especially if you add in toasted treats.


But the monotonousย misery became a little much for us all. Cabin fever and grey induced tiredness made tempers fray at times. The occasional blue skied day became a jewel to be grasped and treasured.


The beach in winter is a such a different creature from the over crowded, towel infested summer variety. It becomes your own private desert island, still abundant in seaweed and shell treasures.


And on a clear crisp winters day, you can conquer the sky- as long as you have a big enough stick!

I think we are all enjoying the arrival of much needed warmth and light. So long Winter, may the next one bring us snow…

Love Miss Cisco XXX


This post was written to join in with Older Mum’s Winter week. Click the badge to visit her blog- she is one of my absolute favourite bloggers, with a way with words I could only dream of!

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  1. March 10, 2014 / 10:57 am

    Oh you’re SO right. I’m all for being anti-social and cooping myself up indoors but even for me this winter has been hard work. Being treated to some sunshine on the school run this morning has me all a flutter! Such stunning photos missus ๐Ÿ™‚ xx
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  2. March 10, 2014 / 10:57 am

    I, for one, is willing winter to end! It is lovely this week but i just know that we are in for some kind of snow storm or something to ruin the spring dreams!
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  3. March 10, 2014 / 12:19 pm

    Gorgeous children! Although what is it with sticks? My daughters (and husband, the total weirdo) love nothing more than marching around with a really massive one and pointlessly jabbing at stuff. And then each other.

    Love your Winter beaches bit – so jealous.
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  4. March 10, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    Amen to all of that! It feels even better than it usually does to know that spring is here this year. So enjoying the warmth and light and sunshine. Fingers crossed for another fabulous summer.
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  5. March 10, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    It’s been a really odd mix this winter hasn’t it? Just seemed like endless rain for months on end, unclear as to which season we were in really. Our winter has been pretty dreary with no decent photographs. Shame as I do love this linky. Sweet pics of your boys ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. lisa prince
    March 10, 2014 / 3:49 pm

    its been a terrible season in winter i expect snow and in summer i expect sun, and last year was neither am hoping it shines this year for the many trips to the shore with my 7 lil ones x

  7. March 10, 2014 / 3:53 pm

    Beautiful words, wonderfully capturing the cabin fever and the joy at seeing the sun! It’s been snow that has restricted us rather than rain, and I have to be honest, I prefer the snow! But, I am very ready for Spring now… Although, it snowed again this morning, so we’re not quite there yet. But, the kids have loved it, so I’m trying to see it all from their perspective ๐Ÿ™‚ #oneweek
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  8. March 10, 2014 / 5:18 pm

    Oh my, yes the Spring sunshine has been so welcomed. Little Man didn’t quite understand though and cried when we gave him a different jacket to wear (he’s become so used to his big, waterproof winter jacket he wasn’t sure what to think!) It looks like you had a fantastic weekend enjoying the sun!
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  9. March 10, 2014 / 5:52 pm

    It has been a strange one hasn’t it. Not cold but wet and seems to have dragged on forever! Seeing the spring is amazing and definitely helps lift the mood! Long may it continue!
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  10. March 10, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    I loved this so much… your lovely words, and such fab pictures. It’s been a very very odd winter this year, unusually mild, and you really got me thinking about all those who suffered from the floods – what a horrible winter for them… fab post. X

  11. March 10, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    It’s crazy how last week were in winter coats and this week no coats at all! I’m also enjoying the lack of rain!

  12. March 10, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    I’m with you on this. I normally love winter, the brisk cold days and the bracing walks. This winter has just been wet and dreary an damp. I am so pleased for any break in the weather. Bring on the sun!
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  13. March 10, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    im so glad that spring is here, its feels like a very long winter

  14. March 10, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    Beautiful post and wonderful photographs. Really does feel like Spring’s been a long time coming ๐Ÿ™‚
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  15. March 10, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    Beautiful post and wonderful photographs. Really does feel like Spring’s been a long time coming ๐Ÿ™‚
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  16. March 11, 2014 / 8:55 am

    Gorgeous photos. I love the beach in winter with the fresh sea air. Lovely

  17. Beth @plasticrosaries
    March 11, 2014 / 9:14 am

    Your photos are beautiful – they make me wish I still lived by the beach. It isn’t far but with buses and trains as obstacles it’s a bit of a day trip rather than just somewhere we can wander to!

  18. PottyMouthedMummy
    March 11, 2014 / 9:28 am

    Those pics are absolutely gorgeous and what a cutie!!
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  19. March 11, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    Beautiful words. Captures the essence of this winter. I lost your blog when you moved from blogger so it is lovely to rediscover you again.
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  20. March 11, 2014 / 10:04 pm

    Lovely pictures Sonya!
    We became experts in puddle jumping also and i am so glad we have finally got some good weather!
    Lets hope it lasts ; )
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  21. March 12, 2014 / 11:25 pm

    It was a Winter with some spectacular blue skies wasn’t it. I love the stick and the sky. I particularly love the beach to yourself. Do you live near one?
    Great post. Odd wet Winter that wasn’t too cold at all and down here we had none of the white stuff yet……. now Spring has sprung I think it is too late… maybe x
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  22. March 16, 2014 / 11:17 pm

    Totally agree – this winter has been somewhat water-themed and any glimmer of sun or simply a dry day meant running outdoors in wellie and making the most of each moment. Fingers crossed for a dry hot summer ๐Ÿ™‚

    Laura x
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