This weather we’ve had since Christmas has been driving me a bit stir crazy, I don’t do sitting still indoors very well at the best of times, so I can’t tell you how relieved I was when we had a dry afternoon yesterday. There was a long list of things to do in garden this week, none of which I’d achieved, but instead of tackling them, Theo and I took a little drive.
We headed to Bosham, a little village I know very well as I used to live there and Jim and I married in the 1000 year-old church. It’s a pretty amazing place with tons of history. It features in the Bayeux Tapestry, it’s where King Canute tried to hold back the tide and it’s the only British location mentioned in the X Files.
We spent nearly two hours on a tiny stretch of beach searching for washed up treasures. There weren’t many (I think Bracklesham Bay is still best for this) but enough to keep a small boy entertained.
We amassed a collection of shells which I traded for compliance in front of the camera and we tossed pebbles in the sea. I even brought snacks thanks to a goodie bag from Britmums & Barny. I had forgotten though that seagulls can hear the tearing wrapper of a bear-shaped sponge cake from several miles away. No wonder Theo looks so pensive…
This post is an entry for Britmums ‘Winter Little Adventures Challenge’ sponsored by Barny, individually wrapped bear-shaped sponges with a hidden filling. Find out more about Barny here