Now that we have been back at school (myself included) the past few days I have had time to think about the super Easter holidays that we have just had, normally we don't do anything at Easter as Daddy is working but this year we did things differently, Daddy took a week off and we had such a good time.
After returning from a long weekend at Butlins celebrating Daddy's 40th birthday with family we spent a few days at home together, an afternoon doing an Easter duck hunt at the local wetlands centre and exploring a new National Trust house near us too.
We then had the opportunity to join friends in Cornwall for bank holiday weekend and decided to go, we were so glad that we did.
The weather in Cornwall that weekend could not have been more beautiful, wall to wall bright sunshine filled days, warm enough for short stints in swimsuits and a jumper on the beach, and with friends to play with too, the Little Ones were in their element.
We didn't go far, the children (and Daddy) spent a lot of time on the beach in the cove where we were staying as soon as the tide went out digging rivers, creating pools to paddle in, giant sandcastles and mountains which we then watched the sea consume as the tide came in again.
Another afternoon we explored the rocks and pools looking for sea creatures but I think the children pretty much scared them all away as they didn't find very many although there were plenty of sea anemones and mussels on the rocks.
On our way home we stopped at Roadford Lake outside Launceston, somewhere we have visited several times before. We had coffee and cake (well, the Little Ones had enormous icecreams instead) looking out over the lake before the Little Ones had a play in the play area.
The girls spent time collecting Daisies, Buttercups and wild flowers to make necklaces and tiaras as we went for a walk partway around the lake thinking how lucky we had been with the weather.