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Seaside picture

13 Sep

My daughter loves going to the beach (who doesn’t), so when she collected a bucket load of seashells the other week I tried to think of a way we could turn them into some kind of memory, rather than letting them start off in a pretty box on the shelf (her ‘nature corner’) from which they would follow the fate of last year’s conkers, acorns, leaves and seashells and migrate all over the house.

This is what I came up with after digging in my memories for things I enjoyed as a child.


We bought some plaster from the craft section of a big Range shop (non-UK readers: it’s a huge shop which sells everything from cheapo sweets and curtain poles to posh dinnerware and art supplies). Mix it with water according to the instructions, pour it into a pretty box, and voilĂ .


A seaside picture to remember our all-too-short summer.

Summer activities

11 Aug

Splashing in the sea is fun!


My mum’s visit presented a good opportunity to visit places I don’t usually manage to get to since I don’t drive. One of them was the North Sea at Winterton. My daughter always loves to play with water, but having a whole sea right in front of her seemed to be the most exciting thing ever.


Mud is great fun too! Especially throwing it!