Usually our weekends revolve around me getting enough time in bed during the day, but this weekend with a promise for more glorious weather I simply felt the rebel in me cry out for a bit of action, so we packed the car and headed for Southport. Sometimes a girls got to do what a girls got to do regardless of the consequences! We have never been to Ainsdale before, but with its easy access it was the perfect beach for us. Access is always one of the first things we need to look at, can I walk the small distance and/or is it wheelchair friendly?! You can imagine just how impressed I was when we could park on the beach!! I was completely speechless when we arrived, the beach was massive, I honestly don't think I have ever seen such a big beach in England and to top it, it was really sandy.
I bought this lovely windbreaker from Deja vu a great vintage shop in Macclesfield. I love everything about this shop, it is filled to the brim with vintage things, furniture, clothes, everything a vintage addict like myself could want. I was warned in advance that a windbreaker may come in handy, and it most certainly did.
The water was surprisingly warm and the kids had such fun paddling in the water, little J being a bit more adventurous than his little sis who simply wanted to splash and build sandcastles.
I really enjoyed just sitting with the kids and building sandcastles and an alligator (with holes in the top so it can breathe (heehee!))
When we arrived there weren't that many people there and the beach looked deserted, but towards the end of the day around 4.30 there were loads of people and yet the beach still looked empty.
My lovely yarn accompanied me for the journey there and back and I also enjoyed some quiet time with my hook whilst the kids and Dad went exploring the dunes, it was bliss. I have a couple of projects on the go at the moment and I should hopefully be able to share at least one of these with you very soon.
We never manage to go anywhere without the kids demanding ice cream, and this time it was a double flake, oh boy naughty but nice!
The perfect day!
Wishing you all a very happy Monday.