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A Windy Seafront

I noticed that almost all of my post in the past days are all short day trips. My husband took 2 days off and we are taking advantage of it by going out as much as we can. We started with a trip to Cardiff, then a short afternoon in Bristol and today after cleaning the house a bit we went somewhere local, the seafront near our house. We got a groupon voucher to use in a Sand Exhibit. The voucher lets us all in plus we get 2 drinks from the cafe.

The day started sunny but turned windy and gloomy in the afternoon. In spite of this the seafront is brimming with people who are also taking advantage of the Monday holiday. The Sea Sculpture Exhibit has been happening for years and years but this is the first time that we went in. My son is so excited to finally see what is inside.

There are lots of sand sculptures by different artist.

This is my favorite among the sculptures. A face that represent the Continent of Australia. I just love the details on this man's face.

My son read every information board in each sculpture. He enjoy reading the simple words written on it and would ask for long words that he doesnt know yet.

We breezed through the exhibit. I dont know if its the wind or the fact that there are not a lot of them. Going out we passed by the donkeys and noticed that there are not a lot of people riding them. One or 2 against about 10. Children are allowed to touch them as they are really nice and that is what we did. My son liked one donkey and we decided to let him have a ride with Camilla for £2. Since there are not a lot of people the ride is long and slow. Which is amazing. Even if the wind is blowing wee bit hard my son loved it! All of this made my little boy hungry and we just took our sandwiches out of the bag and ate there.

Before we go my son had another go at caressing his fave donkey.

Since the wind is getting stronger we decided to just go home and while walking home we saw a lot of people arriving in their cars. Kids so happy to see the seafront. Children with gleaming smiles. This made me realized how lucky we are during these times that we live near the beach, that we live where we are. That we have access to the sea, the sand and the sights. That we dont need to travel far to enjoy the beach.


Trip is my word of the week as we did a lot of day trips this week! We went to Cardiff, Uphill and Bristol in addition to this one on the beach.

The Reading Residence Summer Days


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May. 29th, 2015 05:38 am (UTC)
I would love to live near the beach and so would my son. The sand sculptures look amazing.
May. 29th, 2015 06:01 am (UTC)
These sand sculptures are great. My boys would love them too. #PoCoLo
May. 29th, 2015 06:13 am (UTC)
Wow they look amazing, so much brilliant detail. Love that your boy is enjoying reading and learning so much :)

Notmyyearoff.com x
May. 29th, 2015 06:35 am (UTC)
Leandra - LarabeeUK
What a lovely exhibit, I wish T would go on the donkeys, he wasn't keen at all last tIme we took him. I love seeing that you've had some great quality family time this week xx #wotw
May. 29th, 2015 06:36 am (UTC)
Wow, what amazing sand art! Looks like you had a good time despite the wind. #PoCoLo
May. 29th, 2015 08:33 am (UTC)
Sounds like a busy and fun week! That sand exhibit looks brilliant, too :) Thanks for sharing with #WotW x
May. 29th, 2015 08:57 am (UTC)
I love those sand sculptures. I do wish we lived nearer the sea, I'd be down there all the time :)
May. 29th, 2015 09:22 am (UTC)
How lovely to live so close to the beach and be able to enjoy it so much. We are well over an hour away from the nearest beach. Those sand sculptures are amazing - I love the eyes on the man representing Australia and there is so much detail. I love your son's smile in the photo with him reading the information and he looked like he really enjoyed his donkey ride too :-)
May. 29th, 2015 10:18 am (UTC)
They all sound like great day trips -but I think it's the donkey's that have won your son's heart! #wotw
May. 29th, 2015 01:19 pm (UTC)
#PoCoLo Baby Isabella Dear Mummy Blog
Those sand sculptures look amazing! Thanks for sharing with us x
May. 29th, 2015 01:51 pm (UTC)
What amazing Sand sculptures, so much detail!.
Glad you all enjoyed it,
I would love to live near the sea, i'd always be there with my little ones too x
Emma Day
May. 29th, 2015 05:23 pm (UTC)
I love sand exhibits but I can't imagine how long they must take to make! #SummerDays
May. 29th, 2015 05:53 pm (UTC)
A lovely trip to the seaside. Those sand sculptures are brilliant :)
Kim Carberry
May. 29th, 2015 07:55 pm (UTC)
That sand art is amazing! What a great day out....It looks like you have had a fab time and really made the most of the half term week x
May. 30th, 2015 05:33 am (UTC)
We went to see the sand sculptures last year, they were brilliant! It must be fab living so close to the beach and I love the photos of your son with the donkey :)
May. 30th, 2015 08:17 am (UTC)
Those sculptures are just amazing, wish I was that talented #CountryKids
May. 30th, 2015 08:34 am (UTC)
I've not been to the sculptures. They look amazing. How lovely that your son can have time with the donkeys.#CountryKids
May. 30th, 2015 09:27 am (UTC)
Sounds like you've had a lovely, eventful half term and day trips can be lots of fun. I do sometimes wish we lived nearer a beach as it can open up a whole host of opportunities and great for days out. Unfortunately we're in on of the most landlocked parts of Britain...hey ho!
May. 30th, 2015 10:11 am (UTC)
What a very British thing to do, donkey rides on the beach, your son looks very taken with them too. Wonderful looking sand sculptures too, such a skill to be able to do those but such a shame they can't last! Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.
May. 30th, 2015 05:35 pm (UTC)
Wow,those sculptures are fab!I haven't seen donkey rides in years!Didn't think they did them anymore.Looks like a lovely day out x #PoCoLo
Hayley Smith (hayleyfromhome)
May. 30th, 2015 06:52 pm (UTC)
This looks amazing, I would love to go to something like this. It must be great to go with a little one and see them enjoy it too! #summerdays
May. 30th, 2015 07:02 pm (UTC)
Famously photos, and your son looks so happy. I love sand sculptures and your so lucky to live near sea. #wotw
May. 30th, 2015 08:26 pm (UTC)
I love sand sculptures - they are amazing pieces of artwork and it's heartbreaking to think that they only last a short while. I obviously love the caravan sculpture :) #CountryKids - Tin Box Traveller x
May. 30th, 2015 10:43 pm (UTC)
Wow, these sculptures are just fantastic! How lovely that your son got to go on his favourite donkey and also got to pet her. Thanks for linking up with the #summerdays linky xxx
May. 31st, 2015 08:23 am (UTC)
Looks like a lovely day and a great ride on the donkey. Those sculptures are amazing! :-)
May. 31st, 2015 09:14 am (UTC)
The Crumby Mummy
That sand sculpture is amazing! Looks like lots of fun was had! x
May. 31st, 2015 09:46 am (UTC)
Oh this looks truly beautiful. Lovely photos. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me I hope you are enjoying my blog hop and thanks for all the linky support! #sharewithme
May. 31st, 2015 10:45 am (UTC)
Lovely post Merlinda, I love those sand sculptures they must have been incredible to see, it must be so amazing to just nip to the beach x
May. 31st, 2015 09:18 pm (UTC)
I love those sand sculptures, they look amazing! And that photo of your boy and the donkey is just gorgeous. He's such a handsome young man!
Jun. 1st, 2015 04:57 am (UTC)
Do you know, I thought they'd stopped doing donkey rides on beaches - it's so long since I'd heard about one. Lots of fun!
Jun. 1st, 2015 11:17 am (UTC)
This looks amazing, wow - how interesting. I am a little bit jealous that the beach is so near to you! I wish we lived nearer to the seaside
Jun. 1st, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)
Wow those sand creations are very impressive! Looks like you had a great day despite the gloomy weather x #WotW
Sara Murray (mumturnedmom)
Jun. 1st, 2015 09:12 pm (UTC)
Those sand sculptures are amazing!Love the shots of your son with the donkeys too :) #countrykids
Jun. 2nd, 2015 08:49 am (UTC)
Oops I don't know if my previous comment was sent! Didn't know how it works, sorry.
Just in case I will write again:

I also agree with you that the man's face is very interesting, it was my favourite one from your photos too :D This place is very cool!

Thank you for linking up to #MondayEscapes, though don't forget to include the badge :D
Have a great week!
Jun. 2nd, 2015 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this post on #SummerDays linky - I have seen the sand sculptures featured on Points West over the years and I have always fancied a visit. They look amazing - I bet they are even better in real life. Thank you foe linking up this week - hope you join in again next week!

Karen (www.stoppingattwo.co.uk)
Jun. 3rd, 2015 08:29 pm (UTC)
The weather has been so rubbish but it looks like you made the most of it. I love those sand sculptures. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x
Jun. 5th, 2015 02:07 am (UTC)
What lovely days out you're having. Sand sculptures are so fab, aren't they. So lovely that your son enjoys reading and takes opportuntiies to read when you go out; fab for his literacy development. #PoCoLo
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