We were very lucky with the weather whilst we were in East Sussex, on our second full day there we dropped daddy off at work at 9am and set straight off to the beach at Hastings. It was lovely and quiet and the children got to work straight away with making sandcastles and digging aquariums. It was lovely to see them building something together. Piper happily played Barbie's instead of digging in the sand. She made a lovely picnic for the Barbie's and even made a hot tub for them! Lucky Barbie! Barbie, who looked rather lovely in her hot pink swimsuit even managed a swim in the sea, it was a bit too cold for me though I have to admit. Even William managed to have a little time on the beach too! After we had played for a bit the children all got very hungry and as I hadn't brought any food (bad mum!) we had a walk into Hastings. We walked past the pier which was a little depressing as it was involved in a fire last year. It had been closed for 4 years previously too so this has set the repair of the pier back quite a bit. I wanted to take a photo but Ruben was quite appalled with me! "Why would you want a picture of a burnt down pier mum? Who'd want to look at that" and I suppose he had a good point really, who would? Anyway after a much longer walk from the part of beach we were at (panicked when I saw the 2 miles sign, and decided not to tell the tiddlypeeps thats how far it was into the centre!) we finally arrived and managed to get some lunch and eat it whilst looking out to sea, bliss.
Outside the entrance of the house
I loved this picture that was up in the bedroom, of the three children, it was drawn by a family friend and was sent out as a Christmas card. What a lovely idea!
The kids had a go with the well to see if they could lift the bucket. Apparently, it was rather heavy!