Beaches, Boats and Bootsales

These are a few of my favourite things!

We decided a few weeks ago that the last couple of days would be spent at the coast for a mini family break and accomplish a few activities off our “Summer Bucket list”. With the weekends news of Tri 18 it couldn’t have come at a better time, the weather has been lush and I have had fun with Nath and the kids on our adventures.

The Beach
On Monday we had a lovely afternoon on Filey beach with some of their cousins. Of course Ethan was straight in the water with Megs “digging a beach” close to the waters edge. I laid on a blanket and chatted to my sister about the baby and surprisingly didn’t get too emotional. The beach is my “happy place” and I always find it so peaceful. I loved watching Ethan having so much fun in the sea. I know if he could he would want to live near the beach.
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Boats
“The pirate Ship” has been one of the things on the bucket list this summer,the kids talk about it EVERY TIME we are in Brid! I am so happy we finally planned to go on it…its only £1 so I don’t know why its taken us so long.

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However the excitement was hindered when we realized the tide was out – WHOOOPPPSSS! Epic Fail!!!

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A strawberry ice cream, walk on the harbour and some rides were a fair substitute (though we will take them before the summers out) and I realise more and more in life that it really is the small, tacky cheap experiences that are most memorable and bring them so much joy and excitement.

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Boot sales
Nothing beats a good Car boot, the bargain hunter in me goes nuts at them. I see things I never knew I needed and ALWAYS have to set myself a budget and exercise self control. Strawberry fields in Brid is pretty famous throughout East Yorkshire and is weekly throughout the summer. Thankfully it wasn’t too busy either…I cant stand people in my way when i’m rummaging!

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The kids always whine for tat and it ends up taking away from me enjoying it so much. To avoid that I said they both could have £2 each (generous I know – we don’t usually spoil them that much) to buy what THEY wanted but then that was it. I was so proud of Ethans bargain hunting eye and what he managed to get…

All were 'metal' so long lasting and quality. He also has a canvas police hat in his stash

All were ‘metal’ so long lasting and quality. He also has a canvas police hat in his stash

It was also interesting to see the things Megan was drawn to and asked for:

She already had the 'upsey daisy' but wanted another, wore the beads all day and was OBSESSED with the bouncy ball and bag of monsters

She already had the ‘upsey daisy’ but wanted another, wore the beads all day and was OBSESSED with the bouncy ball and bag of monsters

My bargains were a mint  Tshirt for 75p and an ‘Orchard’  family fave game – flipping 25p (They should have just given it away).
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And what made me most happy was that even Nathan got into the car boot spirit; a book for 50p (RRP £15) and a CD £1.50. He certainly knows how to make me happy!!!

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