Thursday, 26 July 2012

What we did.. Summer Holidays 2012 Day 6

I sometimes tell my little ones that there are children who have never been to the beach. They look at me as if I have lost my mind, in their world there is no reason why someone would not have been to the beach. It takes less than an hour to get the beach from our house and if we are going on the train, we usually go to Broadstairs in the summer.

I imagine that this will be the first of many trips to the beach this summer holidays, especially seeing as we are going camping over looking the sea this weekend. 

Broadstairs high street is still very much like a high street from my childhood and that is why I love it so. Greengrocers are my favourite; the colours, the shapes and the hand written signs are just so much more sincere than the supermarkets' over packaged produce.

And then there's the baker's, with more handwritten signs on neon stars, paper doilies and cakes such as the almond deluxe (which is what Josie chose), the wool shop and so many other lovely shops.

Unlike the mini heat wave in Canterbury, it was overcast and a little chilly in Broadstairs so picked up some warm bits from a charity shop. Josie choose a sequin jacket, perfect for the beach.

Charlie picked out a Bart Simpson pyjama top and I got a lemon yellow, hand knitted acrylic lace cardigan that is actually quite nice if I can get over the horrible acrylic feel.

 We bought a boat.

And I painted a picture of the children playing in it.


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