the fam

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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Seaside Special: Mablethorpe & the Plague of Ladybirds

Last weekend we awoke to a rare sight.....the sun was shining!! Since this has been a very rare occurence this Summer, we packed a picnic and headed to the coast. We chose Mablethorpe since it was definitely a 'beach' day - the weather was glorious and we couldn't wait to unpack the car (sun tent, windbreaks, buckets & spades...)
beautiful beach
As we arrived at the seaside car park, we noticed that the sky seemed to be filled with insects. There were millions of ladybirds everywhere! I hadn't seen this many since the blistering Summer of 1976, when I was 5 and collected jam jars full of ladybirds at my Grandparents house! They covered the car and when we got out, they covered us too!! 
one of many ladybirds!
Thankfully though, the minibeasts didn't spoil the day. The afternoon was scorching hot and we even had a dip in the sea.
wave jumping
Baby Charlie slept in the sun tent and Alfie had a whale of a time splashing around in the waves and making sandcastles.
Mablethorpe beach is a brilliant place to take the kids - miles of golden sand, cafe and toilets nearby (very important on days out!) and a sand train. 
The Sand Train
We finished the day with a round of Pirate Crazy Golf and a fish and chip supper. A grand day out!
Pirate Crazy Golf
Getting cold..Daddy's top is on the large side!

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