Mothers Day at the Seaside

Beach fun with the family

It probably didn’t escape your notice that it was Mother’s Day on Sunday.

The last few years we haven’t done anything special as hubby was always working, but this year he was home so I got to put my feet up – well as much as you can when you have small people to look after.

The kids spoiled me with cards and flowers and as it was a nice day we headed out to the beach.  The plan was to aim for Boscombe but Abbey reminded us it was Bournemouth Half Marathon, so we changed direction and headed for Branksome Chine instead.

mothers day cards


We could see the car park was heaving as we drove past so we headed for one of the local roads and walked down to the beach through the Chine.  It was a little muddy but beautiful all the same and Eliza was convinced that fairies lived there.  Who was I to argue?

Branksome Chine


Kian and Isaac did their best Lord of the Rings impressions as they raced along the path and over the bridges towards the beach.

Branksome Chine


We climbed the steps and there we found the beach.  Eliza and Isaac shot off to see what they could find.  Eliza concentrated on shells but Isaac wanted to collect water in his bucket.

Branksome Chine Beach


Meanwhile Kian and hubby decided a game of frisbee was in order whilst we waited for Abbey and her boyfriend Paul to arrive.

Frisbee on the beach


Eliza and Isaac could see what fun they were having and decided to join in, although their attempts at frisbee throwing mainly involved running with it and handing over, or just chucking it in the air!

Frisbee on the beach


Paul joined in too once they arrived and Abbey and I introduced Sebastian to the delights of the sand.  Although we have been to the beach with him many times before, it has been too cold for him to explore with no socks on.

Beach Baby


Sebastian loved feeling the sand between his toes, although didn’t seem too impressed when Abbey buried his feet. He was fascinated by the waves breaking on the shore, although the water was a little too cold for a proper paddle.

No trip to the beach would be complete with digging some big holes, building sandcastles and writing in the sand.

Branksome Beach


We had a lovely time and were all ready a nice roast dinner that hubby cooked once we were home.

The only thing that would have made it more perfect was if Callan was there too, but he was working.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

35 thoughts on “Mothers Day at the Seaside

  1. Perfect day!
    I miss the beach… maybe we will take a trip to the seaside during Easter break
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  2. Jaime Oliver says:

    Kara what a really fantastic way to spend Mothers Day!!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments xx
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  3. prashanth says:

    What brilliant photographs…love the collages! It looks like the perfect Mothers Day spending quality time together.
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  4. Sounds like a gorgeous day, and I love the way you compiled your pictures. It looks beautiful. And a roast too!
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  5. lori says:

    Looks like a fab day! I think we need a beach visit super soon. x
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  6. looks like you had a wonderful day! it was such great weather wasn’t it! x
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  7. Michelle says:

    What a gorgeous way to spend the day! Lovely photographs! x
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  8. what a lovely day. We went to the beach on saturday. It was such a lovely weekend
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  9. what a lovely way to spend mothers day!
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  10. This looks like a perfect Mother’s Day to me. Those flowers are gorgeous!
    I think your daughter was right about the fairies too. That definitely looks like the sort of place they would live!
    Beautiful photos on the beach too
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  11. Kirsty says:

    What a lovely way to spend Mother’s Day, I would love to be able to jump in the car and whizz off to the beach.
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  12. Louisa says:

    It sounds like the perfect way to spend Mothers Day. I wish we lived near a beach 🙂
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  13. Looks like a really lovely family day, finished with a roast, perfect! x
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  14. What a lovely day you had x x
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  15. jenny says:

    Sounds like a lovely day out
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  16. Coombemill says:

    Kara your outdoor posts are always a delight. What a perfect Mother’s Day this looks and no crowds on the beach so a wise decision I’m sure!
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  17. Pixee says:

    Your photographs are beautiful, it looks like you had a lovely day!

    Pixee @ The Glambulance xx

  18. ninjacat says:

    ooooh what a wonderful day you had
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  19. oana79 says:

    Oh, such a good idea to spend the day out in the fresh air! Much better than stuffing yourself over an overpriced and overcooked Mother’s day restaurant meal!
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  20. MW says:

    Mothersday on the beach, it looks like you had a wonderful time. 🙂
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  21. Perfect! I wish I lived near the beach. I do like the teapot card, what a great idea. Sebastian looks like he is so happy there in the sand 🙂
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  22. I love the way you present your photos 🙂 Looks like you had a wonderful day 🙂
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  23. Tasneem says:

    Looks like great fun and what a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day!! We love the beach too and since its already starting to get hot here in the middle east, we leave no chance of visiting it on a holiday. #whatsthestory?

  24. Katie Albury says:

    What brilliant photographs…love the collages! It looks like the perfect Mothers Day spending quality time together.
    Katie x

  25. Charly Dove says:

    Oh wow this sounds like the best day Kara. Love the photos too, what an awesome place to have near you. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory
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  26. Victoria says:

    Sounds like a perfect Mother’s day with all family together
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  27. Emmys Mummy says:

    What a wonderful way to spend mother’s day.
    It looks like you had so much fun
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  28. Mummy of Two says:

    Sounds like the perfect Mother’s Day to me! Love those photos of Sebastian exploring the sand, so cute!
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  29. Merlinda says:

    Everything looks perfect! Belated Happy Mothers Day =) #magicmoments
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  30. Monika says:

    What a brilliant way to spend Mother’s Day?! You’ve captured the day so well in the photos.
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  31. Ooh I’ll have to celebrate Mother’s Day on the beach one year! It sounds perfect. recently posted…London Soup: Our Time of Gifts week 36My Profile

  32. Merlinda says:

    A busy day! Looks like so much fun! #whatsthestory
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  33. Nina says:

    How lovely to spend the day at the beach.
    And it looks like the weather stayed pretty good!
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  34. Mama Owl says:

    Looks like it was a wonderful day 🙂
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  35. What better way to a spend a Mothers Day! Looks like you were spoilt too! #Magicmoments
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