Posted on June 4th, 2016 - Fiona
I do love the May half term, with longer evenings and warmer weather this is a perfect time for a week off school. While my eldest two boys have their heads in books for GCSEs and A levels I have been doing my best to create a quiet house for them by encouraging the younger children to be outdoors as much as possible.
Guy took my outdoor request very literally by creating an outdoor camp and spending days, nights and meal times there with his holiday friend!
We have been enjoying the best of the weather for half term too with day after day of blue skies and sunshine. For me this means a trip to the beach after the farm chores are complete. I was tempted to visit one of the quieter lesser known coves during half term, but the kids were keen to stick to their favourite, Polzeath.
No sooner had we set up base, than Jed was off into the water. He had packed a wet suit but couldn’t be bothered with the faff of struggling into it and disappeared in swim shorts to enjoy the moment.
I looked up from my sheltered sunbathing spot to see him jumping off the rocks. Somehow he looks so much more grown up than his 12 years.
From jumping he moved into somersaults to see if he could recreate his favourite trampoline acrobatics as beach stunts.
I had to put a stop to his fun as the tide was retreating fast and I was worried the water would soon become too shallow for his beach stunts.
Sand & Sea
The sand is so smooth and the sea so blue down at Polzeath.
The girls ‘minced’ around the water’s edge and played ball games on the beach with Guy. I love this photo of them all together.
But all good things come to an end. Jed took one last longing look at the sea, his jumping rock now just an outcrop surrounded by sand.
Not to worry though, we could do it all again tomorrow.
I hope you have enjoyed your week and your children are refreshed for school. Best of luck to anyone with older children sitting exams like mine; they will soon have a wonderful long summer to compensate.