We spent a long weekend in Mersea Island with the grandparents last weekend. It wasn’t all plain sailing as we took our little threenager (um HELLO temper tantrums) but it was lovely to go to a quieter seaside than Brighton and to actually be able to build sandcastles with real sand, and play amongst some really pretty beach huts.
Mersea is such a lovely island off the coast of Essex filled with lots of beaches, sailing boats and the best oysters around (apparently!). It’s also the home of Micro Scooters. We paid them a little visit as ours was faulty and they gave Harper a brand new one, which was so nice of them. I think living by the sea makes people extra lovely or something!
One morning, we headed out extra early and had the beach entirely to ourselves. There is a bonus for getting up at 5am with little ones!
We had quite a lot of drizzle on the second day, so after heading down to the beach for a really brief sandcastle building session, we abandoned our plans and headed to the nearest town, Colchester.
She was so determined to build sandcastles, not even her gloves were going to stop her. In Colchester we headed to the Firstsite art gallery to see their Andy Warhol exhibition. If you’re ever in the area pop in for a visit as they have a lot going on for kids. They’d changed a space into Andy Warhol’s ‘Factory’ for kids and we got to try making stamps and block printing.
I love this shot of my little girl. She looks so grown up all of a sudden. She’s obsessed with wearing her wellies with everything at the moment, come rain or shine. She’s a flower girl next week so I’ve got a week to convince her that yellow wellies don’t go with wedding outfits otherwise she could be stomping down the aisle in them. If the bride is reading this, you have been warned!
Thank you Nanna and Grandpa for letting us gatecrash your holiday. It was really lovely to make some seaside memories.
~ Laura xx ~