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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