The summer this year was, as often happens disappointing weather wise, once the children were actually off school. We had some lovely days, but in my part of Cornwall, it didn’t really feel like proper summer actually ever arrived. The end of September and beginning of October however, have been so lovely down here that it feels like good compensation, and the perfect excuse for some beach days.
We’ve been to the beach in the first couple of weeks of October, more than we did in the whole of August.
I’ve walked to Pentewan beach both alone, with Harley’s school class on a school trip I helped out on, and for a picnic tea after school with my little family. Despite the water being freezing, the boys loved paddling in the river that runs through the beach at Pentewan, and it was lovely to sit and chat to Si whilst we laughed at the boys’ antics.
I hope that when the boys grow up, evenings like these are the memories they have of growing up. Relaxed family nights in a beautiful place, with lots of laughs and a hundred smiles.
We’ve also had the chance this month to introduce Jack, the baby son of Lisa from The Love of a Captain and Trev (a good friend of Simon’s) to the beach. When they came down to stay, we took them to Par beach for the afternoon for a beach picnic of pasties and doughnuts – good healthy choices of course.
Lisa was also not used to Cornish beaches, and Si very kindly dug up a lug worm to show her, and we came across a dead jellyfish. Bit of a baptism of fire, but she enjoyed the rest of the day!
Whilst we were at the beach with Lisa, Trev and Jack, Trev unfortunately lost a ring. Si has wanted a metal detector for ages though, so he saw this as a good excuse to get one. This has led to another beachy night, whilst we had a good hunt for it.
Sadly we didn’t find it, so far Si has found 49 pence, 2 hair clips, a mcdonalds toy, some tin foil and other random bits but no ring. It was a slim chance really, but I’m happy for Si that he has something he wanted for ages regardless. Even if I did tease him a little, now though I’m just waiting for him to find our fortune.
Whilst we were on the beach at Par that night, over 100 geese flew over just above our heads. It was amazing to see, and I managed to record a little bit of it for my Instagram account.
Have you made the most of the sunny and mild October so far? I’m looking at some dark clouds coming over outside at the moment, so I’m glad that we have.