As the main aim of this blog is to record our Seasonal activities and tick items off our seasonal bucket lists I think it only right, now summer is ending and we enter a new season (Autumn yay!), that I sum up and reflect on what we've done. What did we achieve? Well, I must … Continue reading Summer 2016 Round Up
"Every sunset holds the promise of a new dawn." Ralph Waldo Emerson. I love this quote. It's so true, the sunset represents the end of a day, a day that no matter how bad or good will never come again. It also reminds us that whatever happens, the sun will rise again the next day … Continue reading Watch the Sunset – Tick!
Some of my fondest memories as a child are of crab fishing and rock pool dipping. It was always something that I wanted to do with my own kids, and this year, as Banana is now four, I decided we'd give it a go during our holiday to New Quay back in June. New Quay … Continue reading Go rock pool dipping – Tick!
Children love art, they love getting creative. They also love nature and exploring. A fantastic beach activity that we added to our summer bucket list combines these two childhood passions. First, we decided that we would collect some lovely smooth beach pebbles. This is good for developing scientific vocabulary in young children in terms of … Continue reading Make Beach Art – Tick!
Is there a greater pleasure than eating fish and chips by the sea? A good old fashioned British pastime, no British seaside holiday is complete without it. Of course it had to feature on our bucket list. On our holiday to New Quay in June, we found a lovely little fish and chip restaurant which … Continue reading Eat fish and chips by the sea – Tick!
There is no freedom like splashing in the waves. Standing at the edge of a wide open expanse of water. No barriers. Just beautiful blue, as far as the eye can see until sea meets sky. These days it's rare that children experience such freedom and space, for various (understandable) reasons, we keep them close … Continue reading Splash in the waves – Tick!
Nothing quite says British summer time more that grabbing your bucket and spade and heading to the beach. The humble sandcastle is a must for UK children in the summer. My girls are no different. My 4 year old enjoys the process of filling her bucket, tightly packed with sand (damp is best!) and then … Continue reading Make sandcastles – Tick!