I’ve really welcomed September and the change in climate this year – the summer was fantastic but having two young, fair children in the heat comes with it’s challenges. It’s nice to finally be able to say goodbye to sunhats, suncream and avoiding the midday sun.
In lots of ways, as long as the rain stays away, it makes getting out and about easier and opens up many more possibilities. It also makes pushing over 5 stones worth of buggy weight easier too (although i may have to cut back on the cakes)!
Living by the sea we spend a hell of a lot of time at the beach. I grew up by the sea and it forms such a huge part of my childhood memories – it’s important to me to create those happy memories for the boys too.
In the last few weeks we may not have been swimming or building sandcastles but we can take leisurely strolls, scoot along the promenade, skim (or throw!) stones into the sea and collect shells. That’s exactly what we were doing on the day we took our September Me & Mines.
The stretch of beach between Brighton and Hove is always busy throughout the year so getting a clear shot with no photo bombing was a tad challenging – we had to get the timing just right and then run back and get into shot.
I think we did ok though. The day was pretty grey as you can see but the weather was still quite warm and there were even a few people swimming. To add to the atmosphere there was also a man playing the trumpet by the shoreline, typical Brighton. It was a lovely afternoon and as usual i had to drag the little guy home feeling hard done by that we were only there for a pitiful 2 hours – it’s a tough gig being 3 ;)
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So many gorgeous family photos from you this month (love all the individual photos too!) I’m so jealous that you live by the sea, I so wish I did. Love the colours in your photos; the clothes, the sea, the pebbles, the beach huts all work together so nicely. x
Ahh thank you so much :) x
These are lovely! You can’t beat a beach photo with beautiful beach huts in the background. I love the family one of you all by the sea too. It looks like you all had a lovely day x
I love the beach huts and would like one of my own but they are about £12k! Thanks xx
Love these. You all look fab. Loving the stripy jumper and beach huts.
Thank you so much x
Love the photos! You guys look great! =)
Thanks :) x
Lovely. Autumn on the beach can be fantastic! Nothing a nice woolly jumper can’t deal with!
Exactly – I think a lot of people don’t think about going to the beach after the summer but its fab!
oh wow, well done for getting these shots without any people in the background – must have been quite an effort! F is sporting an amazing jumper.
Thank you! Gotta love H&M fab jumpers this year :)
that last shot is intrepid – tell truth, how many toes got soaked by an unexpected wave while you were taking it?! My Dad was very keen on shoreline shots when we were little (I grew up in Devon before transplanting to deepest darkest Warwickshire) and someone always got a swim they weren’t planning on taking!
They are lovely photos, and capture what looks like a fantastic day out!
We did pretty well actually Carie – I’ve gotten good at playing chicken over the years :) xx
I have beach hut envy!! How wonderful to live so close to all that beauty. Wonderful photos of happy times, happy Sept! xx
Thank you we are lucky! X
Gorgeous photos! What a beautiful backdrop! I would live the chance to take some photos there, when can I come and visit? ;) Love them all but I think the one where he’s about to throw the stone is my favourite! x
Ahh thank you :) you are welcome anytime!! X
Gorgeous photos lovely, I love Brighton it is one of my favourite places, how lucky to live so close to it. The beach huts are fab! x
Thanks Katie. I think we take if for granted at times! X
Stunning photos of you all, you are lucky to live near the sea. I absolutely love the boys’ style too. Gorgeous x
Thanks love :) x
that shingle beach is so recognisable to Brighton isn’t it? and those fab colourful beach huts. lovely photos that look like you were all having such fun together and i love the colours of the stones and pebbles on the beach which complememnts the stripes in the tops that both your beautiful children are wearing. x
Gorgeous photos. The colours are lovely. I am so jealous you live by the sea! xx