Friday, 31 October 2014

Southend picnic in the rain!!

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!!



Vickie said...

How fun! Good for you all. =)

Winifred said...

Children always love the beach in all kinds of weather.

I grew up living beside the sea & have always wanted to go back. I love walking along any beach in any weather. We only live about 7 miles away but only ever go with my granddaughter now. My husband also grew up beside the sea but hates beaches! It's the sand, it gets everywhere. He never takes his shoes & socks off & avoids walking on sand! Have to say I love the feel of sand between my toes.

Anne said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! I miss the sea (we used to live closer to the northern sea but now we are about 4 hours away)!

Take care

Clare-Aimetu said...

Such fun Chris - picnics are great anytime - as is ice cream !!

cucki said...

Lovely fun time xx

Poppypatchwork said...

What a perfect day for Autumn, we have had picnic's on our sitting room floor before when it has been too wet to go out. Know what you mean when your don't want to move from your all sorted home.

Mii Stitch said...

Fabulous family time :)

Unknown said...

Perfect day, the beach in the rain what more can you ask for in the UK lol I am glad you had a lovely day