On Wednesday we had a delightful day when Dh's grand children visited us for the day.
Little three year old wanted to go to the seaside for a picnic, so we did in the rain!
Yes the huge bum is me bending over helping to make a sand castle in the rain!!
She enjoyed herself so much, that her joy over ran onto us all and although it rained, we had such a happy time.
Can you see behind us the sea creeping closer and closer?
We did leave the beach before it swamped us although we had to tip toe through the waves. Little Miss had on her wellies so she was ok!
Here is Dh et moi under the umbrella
He is wearing one of those ponchos you can buy to keep dry.
We left the beach and ate our picnic in one of the shelters, watching the waves break upon the shore line.
I wish, all the time we lived in Southend and always look up houses for sale there.
We could afford quite a big house there and near the front; but here we have a house that has had everything done to it to make it comfortable for us and it is near the local shops, with regular buses to town, and Brentwood, Chelmsford and Basildon and with a fast train link to London, so it would be unwise to move unless we had the same there. Possibly as we get older we might not be driving so we have to think of that.
But Wednesday was magical, the joy of that little girl spilled over and we had such a happy day.And here she is eating her ice cream while we drank hot coffee in Rossi's, the Italian café on the front.
We had ice cream too, because we love love love it and that's where we always end up when we visit Southend.
Hope all you have had a happy child filled day too during half term!!