The past week (almost two weeks, really) has been summery, warm, and gorgeous here in Southeastern England. We decided to celebrate this late burst of summery weather by spending a few days on the beach behind our house. It was the first time that it really felt warm enough for us to swim, so we did! We made good use of the ladybug child’s float that was given to us by our friends, Anisa, Suhraiya, and Nuri, and we had some really good times. Charlie especially really took to the water and got SO excited to use the ladybug float.
Since our beaches here are covered in pebbles, not sand, we were really glad that the kids had sandals they could wear into the water. I had found some water shoes in a charity shop, and Brad sacrificed his leather Teva sandals. We were also so glad to have our beach shelter that we found at a boot sale for 2 pounds, and our super stroller to load up with all our stuff. We discovered several fold-up beach chairs in the shed of our new home, so made good use of one of those as well. It was a really good week at the beach — it definitely felt like a summer holiday.
There was also a day 3, but we don’t have photos up yet. Today is also gorgeous, but we’re having a quiet day at home. We’ll do lots of playing in the garden and will probably walk along the seafront later on. Tomorrow we’re forecast to have more of the same! I think the kids and I will walk through the Blean to Canterbury and meet up with Brad at the University. Maybe there’s another trip to the Goods Shed in order!
Apparently, this bout of fair weather has broken lots of records here in the UK. It has been nicer than most of August was. We’re certainly enjoying it.