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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Seaside Saturdays....


I can't begin to explain how welcome this sight was to me this weekend.

I've never been Devon's biggest advocate - but when the sun comes out to play, I'm drawn to the seaside immediately and it's then that I start to truly appreciate where we live.

I love the sea.

Something about it makes me feel peaceful.

I'm not sure why....I'm not a good swimmer, and deep open water scares me....but standing at the seaside (or on a massive luxurious cruise ship, naturally!) soothes me.

Something about seeing how far out it goes makes me think of how much is out there - so much possibility, and so much wonder in the world. It makes my little problems seem insignificant, and sometimes that's a welcome feeling.


This weekend, the sun has decided to greet us at last and we had one of the warmest days I can remember having in a long time.

So we headed to one of our many nearby beaches at Teignmouth.

I'm bored of Torquay now - we've been there too often. We're saving all the seaside fun that Exmouth has to offer for when Summer properly kicks in.

So Teignmouth seemed like a good place to go.


We went for a walk along the sea front, and stood for a while just admiring the view.

Tyne seems to love the water too - I'm pleased about that.






Tyne of course was in his trike - he much prefers it to his buggy these days, where has my baby gone?!

After our walk we stopped at a seaside cafe for some chips, followed by some ice cream for Tyne - what's a trip to the seaside without ice cream?!




And then we spent some time just sitting in some pretty gardens, relaxing in the sunshine....












I love these days....I'm so looking forward to visits to other seaside towns nearby....Dawlish, Lyme Regis, Starcross and all the rest....Roll on summer!!!

We tried to get a nice summery family photo while we were out...quite difficult with no fourth person to take the shot! Hence a lot of out takes....



But eventually we managed to get one where all 3 of us were looking at the camera together...


Not the best photo ever, but it'll do for now!

I hope you've all been enjoying better weather where you are lately too.

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52 comments:

  1. I think your family photos look lovely! Your so lucky to live near the sea I would love that in the summer xx

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  2. Your day looked fab and you look so nice in your photos! As you already know, sooo jealous of you living so close to the sea!! xx

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  3. Looks like you all had a lovely day! Your hair looks fab :) Love your new blog header too! xxx

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  4. Looks like you enjoyed your day! I love the seaside too :)

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  5. Lovely pics. We love up north but we visited Teignmouth when I was little. Beautiful x

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  6. I've never been there but it looks lovely, you have a beautiful family x

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  7. You can really see what an enjoyable day you had together! Love days out like this, capturing precious family moments :)
    I now want an icecream by the sea! hehe x

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  8. Wow, talk about fantastic day! A family day full of memories you can treasure forever!

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  9. some lovely pictures, looks like you had a great day xx

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  10. I love the seaside! I'm lucky to live in the Welsh countryside and I'm surrounded but beautiful beaches!

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  11. Beautiful pics! Looks like a lovely day was had by all.

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  12. Lovely pics! Would love to visit Devon, looks beautiful x

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  13. I've never been but looks like you had a lovely family day

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  14. Lovely photos & so nice to see some sunshine! x

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  15. Edward Guerreiro22 April 2014 at 19:36

    I love his little t-shirt with the tie on it :-) Also, that little 'pushbike' is a great idea.

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  16. Lovely photos!! Tyne looks like he had an amazing time :)

    Jess xo

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  17. I've never been to Devon but this looks lovely x

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  18. Must get there soon looks wonderful

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  19. Lovely family photos, I can't wait to get to the beach this year.

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  20. awww what a little cutie! and i LOVE your hair!!!!

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  21. Fantastic Photos. I love the sea! Something so relaxing about it - We have recently been to Poole for a 4 night mid week break and it was gorgeous even on the rainy days still so nice to be near the sea. We had a caravan that over looked the harbor!

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  22. Ive never been, but taking my 3 three this summer it looks lovely.

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  23. Wish i was there love the sea side reminds me when i was a child happy memories x

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  24. Theres nothing as good as walking along the beach and having a treat of ice cream (or fish and chips if its night time). We live about 30 mins away from the beach but still like to make time to go there as i think it takes away all your worries and makes you realise just how big the world is!!

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  25. Love the pictures looks like you had a lovely time :D

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  26. Lovely pics, inspired me to definitely get back to Anglesey this summer and enjoy the beaches.

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  27. Lovely! The beach is my favourite place to go, even in the rain!

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  28. Lovely pictures thanks for sharing x We have got our bucket and spades ready for hitting the beach this summer x

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  29. i am very lucky that we live on anglesey, so close to numerous beachs and the kids just love going to build sandcastles etc

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  30. So wish I was there the beach looks beautiful. Fab photos :)

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  31. It certainly looks a lovely place...beautiful pics too x

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  32. When we go on holiday we always have to go to the seaside even though I live in a seaside town!!

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  33. After reading this I need a trip to the seaside!

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  34. I also find it calming - looks like you had a great time!

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  35. Lovely photos - I live by the sea and wouldn't change it for the world. It's lovely to raise kids at the seaside :)

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  36. we love the seaside, we always go to scarborough as its closest, but I absolutely adore Cornwall. When my gorls are a bit bigger I will definately take them

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  37. The seaside is gorgeous when the weather is nice!

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  38. I love the sea too. I can't wait to show my daughter it for the first time.

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  39. Love the seaside on a sunny day

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  40. Devon has such beautiful beaches. My family live near Kingsbridge. My favourite beach to visit near there is called Blackpool Sands. It's lovely x

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  41. aint had a holiday/ been by side the sea in so long just can't afford it but wish I were there

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  42. Beautiful place and beautiful family. x

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  43. Beautiful photos x I love the seaside and wish I lived beside the sea especially Cornwall/Devon but we do as a family spend many summer days at the beach looking for treasures (shells, crabs etc) My kids call them treasures and i guess they are x

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  44. Looks like you all had a lovely day out! Fab pictures :)

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  45. gorgeous pics! i love the seaside too but its a bit of a pain to get to for us!

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  46. This is so cute! It's got me dreaming of Mr Whippy and fish n chips on the beach...

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