It was one of those Easter holiday days that began with a soaking on the feed run amidst the excitement of newly born twin lambs, only later developing into a glorious sunny day.
A request for Polzeath Beach
The kids were inspired by the sun breaking through and asked if we could go to Polzeath beach. Checking the tides times and seeing there were 6 – 9 foot waves I was more than happy to oblige. We loaded up with surf boards and body boards and headed out. By the time we arrived the skies were clear blue and the beach surprisingly quiet for the holidays.
We wasted no time changing into wetsuits and the kids headed off together to the water while I hung back to capture them chatting together, not a squabble in sight.
I was pleased to see the beach lifeguards were back for the season and left my board with them while I watched the kids for a while. They have endless energy and can stay in the water for hours, I find about 45 minutes and I’m cold so I was happy for them to have a head start. Clio met up with a friend from school and they were laughing and squealing in the waves, boarding in on the same ones together between the red and yellow flags.
Further along Polzeath beach between the chequered flags I spotted Guy and Jed. Guy had a new surf board for Christmas but was struggling with it as it is really a pro board and not ideal in the big messy waves.
Jed on the other hand had borrowed his big brother’s 6ft wide board and was coasting in on wave after wave.
Eventually they swapped boards as Guy was losing heart. I swapped my phone for my body board with the lifeguards and joined them in the water. As always happens at the beach the time ran away from us and there was just enough time for a treat ice cream from Polzeath beach ice cream van before Guy needed to be home to run the evening train.
The sunshine continued back at Coombe Mill and with the lighter evenings the triplets joined me for an evening walk. I was determined to capture what I could see turning into a beautiful sunset. It was a perfect time of day watching the light fade around us and planning our next beach day.
This was never meant to be a post and I only had my phone on me for photos, but it was one of those ordinary days that left me feeling grateful for my family and lifestyle and as such I wanted to capture our time together.
Joining in with Country Kids
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Win a pair of wellies from Rockfish Monthly
I am delighted to announce that Rockfish have joined with Coombe Mill to sponsor the Country Kids link up. Rockfish are a local Cornish company specializing in stylish Wellingtons for all the family. We have been offering their country wellies in our borrow room here on the farm for over a year and they are always popular for their style, comfort and durability.
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A few of my favourites in with a chance of the April Rockfish Boots:
Captain Barnacle took Craft Invaders on a trip around Bristol Harbour on the Matthew of Bristol.
The stunning scenery at Joshua Tree National Park in California makes me want to travel the world like One Tiny Leap
Waddesdon Mannor comes to life for spring and makes a lovely day out for Over 40 Mum to One
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On top of the monthly free wellies, Rockfish has kindly offered everyone who enters #CountryKids this week a chance to win 25% off at their online store, a little extra incentive for some affordable outdoor fun
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.