Well today is going to be warm, a gentle warm not excessive like the last couple of days so loads of kids will be pleading with parents to go to the beach.

When I was a child we lived in the south of England and all the beaches there seemd to be made from pebbles. You know lots of tiny round stones and not a speck of sand to be seen.

This is me at 3 years with a cousin on Southsea beach – see all those stones! How do kids make sandcastles with all that there??

Circustances – meaning where we lived at the time and the fact that Dad didn’t drive and we had to use public transport – meant I didn’t go far from home – so all the years I lived in the UK I never knew there were beaches like this until our last trip to England in 2006.

This is Scarborough, in Yorkshire on the east coast of England. Look at that long wide expanse of sand – looks miles to the sea.


We’d been staying for a while at my sister’s place in Retford and one day decided just to go where ever the road went and this is where we ended up. I had vague memories of donkeys at the beach but hadn’t actually seen them in action and was thrilled at this sight.

The next year I heard they had won an award for being the best beach donkey resort – read about it here I must say they looked great the day we were there, so placid and trusting.
Imagine all those kids (as well as some adults) climbing over you hanging on for dear life as you amble over the sands

Wonder what these two are saying to each other lol

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