Tag Archives: Beach

Unplanned days

I like unplanned days. The days when you have very little idea what is going to happen and decisions are made at the last moment. These decisions are based both on what feels right and what you really want to do. Seb was off school today and despite the horrible forecasts and yesterdays rain-sleet-wind marathon, we braved the cold and took the kids and dogs down to the beach for a blusterous day. Good fun,… Read More »

Kite flying at sunset

Summer happiness

Kite flying at sunset

So, the guests are gone. They have left us with a house feeling much quieter than normal and a bereft son and dog. They are both slowly coming to the realization that there are only two adults to play with now, both of whom need to get stuff done that has lapsed during the past two and a half months. Even the Olympics are over – so there is nothing on TV to legitimately distract… Read More »

Fishing boat in Costa Rica

A week in Costa Rica

Fishing boat in Costa Rica

We have just got back from a week in Costa Rica – what an amazing, beautiful and interesting place… We were staying on the Caribbean coast, on the far South East of the country, so after the best part of the day flying to San Jose we had a 5 hour drive ahead of us, over the mountains and rain clouds, behind very slow queues of traffic, to get to our final destination. At one… Read More »

A week of comings and goings: Part 1

So in late June/early July, Seb and I had an intensive weekend of juggling life, Monty and everything and had two lovely trips away from home, spending time with new friends and reconnecting with old ones… the first part of the week was spent down at the beach – a kids and Emma paradise, during which many happy hours were spent being buried in the sand, digging holes, building sandcastles and jumping in the waves.… Read More »