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Little Adventures… On The Beach

by Clare Mansell
Little Adventures… On The Beach

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

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Catherine Pritchard February 8, 2014 - 6:54 am

i love your photos. What a fun day out.

Clare Mansell February 8, 2014 - 9:48 am

Thank you Catherine!

Jo Jo February 8, 2014 - 7:53 am

Amazing pics, as usual! I love the one of the boat and seagull 🙂

Clare Mansell February 8, 2014 - 9:48 am

Thank you. Trying to be a bit more photo focussed this year. I took part in a fascinating Twitter chat this week all about the future of blogging and how little time people have to read blogs…

Nancy February 9, 2014 - 10:56 am

That must have been an interesting discussion. I love blogs – find it hard to read a newspaper during the week. But I do read a number of blogs regularly. So we are only going to have the attention for 140 characters. I wonder if it will reduce thoughtful discourse and create a society that is mostly reactionary….

Linda February 8, 2014 - 8:48 am

A lovely memory for you. Isn’t Theo growing up fast? Quite the little boy.

tina @ colourliving February 8, 2014 - 11:19 am

Nice to have found your blog! Lovely photos..

Charlotte February 8, 2014 - 1:05 pm

Lovely photos x

Mums do travel February 8, 2014 - 5:25 pm

I love the beach whatever the weather. Your photos are lovely.

Love All Blogs February 8, 2014 - 5:31 pm

Gorgeous photos – we live by the beach and anything beachy always puts a smile on my face! Totally got sidetracked by the South Coast Breakfasts in your sidebar too 😉

Em @ snowingindoors February 8, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Gorgeous photos, I do love the beach

Tanya H February 8, 2014 - 5:54 pm

Lovely photos…looks like a amazing day 🙂

Kate Thompson February 8, 2014 - 7:06 pm

What stunning photos! It was SO windy here today, we had hoped to get out today but no joy – a sudden downpour and gales!

Jenny February 8, 2014 - 10:23 pm

Your photographs are beautiful. I haven’t visited Bosham for years so I enjoyed reading you post.

SJ Begonja February 8, 2014 - 10:44 pm

What fab fab photos, and it looks like spring is coming!

Coombe Mill February 9, 2014 - 7:37 pm

It’s great to be able to get out and blow the cobwebs away, what better place then at the beach. I hope the seagulls didn’t get Barny, thanks for linking up and sharing your lovely photos with Country Kids.

Hannah Staveley February 9, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Some fantastic pictures.x

[email protected] February 9, 2014 - 8:33 pm

Gorgeous photos x x

Mellissa Williams February 9, 2014 - 8:36 pm

You have fab photos! I love the seaside. Wishing you lots of luck.

MummyNeverSleeps February 9, 2014 - 9:04 pm

Looks like you picked a brilliant day to go out! Beautiful photos, and your little dude is gorgeous 🙂

Happy Homebird February 9, 2014 - 11:40 pm

Lovely photos, the one of the seagull is amazingly clear – they always look blurred when I try taking pics of birds. That is really interesting about the church and I’d love to visit it one day.

Clare Mansell February 10, 2014 - 1:49 pm

They definitely move a lot less when they are hovering over you looking for a meal so that helps! 🙂

fritha strickland February 10, 2014 - 12:07 pm

wowow fantastic pics! love the seagull shot! x

Kara Guppy February 10, 2014 - 8:36 pm

Used to live near Bosham – so beautiful!

Laura Mummy to Boyz February 10, 2014 - 9:47 pm

What a cutie & fab pics!

kateonthinice February 11, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Such simple and wonderful pleasures. Fab pics! Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

AMummyToo February 12, 2014 - 12:28 am

You are an amazing photographer. Breathtaking pics!


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