Solstice Snapshots

We had an invitation for another camping trip. But we have so many chores to do. We also have not much money (and its still few more days before payday, YIPES!) to go out far so we declined the invitation and just decided to stay home. We are really lucky to live in the town and be exposed to many events like the Armed Forces Day and Weston Air Day. Two events in one day! Whats nicer is that we can still do chores and just go back out when the activity that we like is on.

After cleaning the house we went to see a parade.

Afterwards this captured our attention. 3 massive canons on the beach! Awesome!

And the best part is that they fired it! Lots of times!!!!

My son is not impressed though. What he wants is to play on the sand only.

Men in uniform who are gracious for a photo op with my kid, yes please.

And my turn to have a photo op with those massive canons! OMG! Bad hair day much =P

We went home as my son is a bit cranky (see photo above). Its probably the heat. We went home to eat lunch and for him to rest. When it really got hot we went to the fountain and let him bathe. Free!

After the free bathing we then head back to the beach to see this spectacle (while eating food from our pantry)!
The Red Arrows swirling in the sky!

After a magical day planes and fountains we went home to batch cook and rest. But it was the longest day of the year! We cant waste it sitting at home right? So we head out again to the beach and this time its empty and everything is close and we have the place for ourselves! This time an ordinary moment, us walking to empty streets. No planes, not much people. Just ordinary walk at night but pretty marvelous as we are together.

And when we are ready to call it a day, we went home. Tired, exhausted. It is really a long day for us.
And we are glad that we live here.

Where the events that are as magical as these are free.
And we don't need to spend a lot to enjoy the day.

And ordinary nights are ours.
Simple walks and chats on the beach to settle us down.

See you again tomorrow.


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29 thoughts on “Solstice Snapshots

  1. Anonymous

    Love how you could go back and forth and enjoy all the day’s activities but extra special – including your photos – was having the beach to yourselves in the evening.

    1. pixiedusk Post author

      It is nice to be able to have the place back to ourselves. Tourist are nice but at the end of the day we just want our beach back =P

  2. liquoriceuk

    Lovely post – how nice to have a day where you could join in so many things and still be able to be in and out at home getting those pesky chores done! Lovely to get the beach to yourself in the evening too!

  3. Anonymous

    Aww looks like such a fab day, so much going on! Lovely shot of you and your little man with the canons, your hair looks fine πŸ™‚ Love how much he enjoyed himself in the fountain and on the beach – what a great place to live πŸ™‚ xx

  4. Anonymous

    Wow what a busy day you had- looks like you had lots of fun and I bet you loved watching the Red Arrows. x

  5. Anonymous

    great photos! My mum used to adore the Red Arrows. Looks like you had a fun time. Rebecca @TheBeesleyBuzz xxx

  6. Anonymous

    Looks like a brilliant day. It’s great that you were able to pop in and out to suit yourselves too, and then make the most of the time. Great family photos x

  7. Anonymous

    Looks like you guys had a very long but fun day! Wish we had something like that down here! πŸ™‚ #whatsthestory.

  8. Anonymous

    Lovely to see you making the most of where you live. I’d love to live by the sea, such a beautiful place to spend your time. Iina@Redpeffer

  9. Anonymous

    Sounds like you had a lovely day, I completely agree you don’t need to spend a lot to have a great time and you proved it!

  10. Anonymous

    What a brilliant day πŸ™‚ love that you were able to go back and forth and make the most of the day x
    Sara (@mumturnedmom)

  11. Anonymous

    It’s great that you can nip in and out to attend the activities you want to go to. I’d love to live near the beach #whatsthestory

  12. Anonymous

    Lovely photos – the red arrows are amazing, but that peaceful evening walk sounds (and looks) like the very best bit.

  13. Anonymous

    Oh wow what a brilliant action packed day, sounds like you had lots of fun and what great photos! Thank you for sharing with #whatsthestory

  14. Anonymous

    Wow, what an awesome show! I love the photos towards the end, as the light is starting to go. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party πŸ™‚

  15. Anonymous

    Absolutely gorgeous photos as usual hun! I loved the one with your boys on your partners shoulders and the smoke from the AMAZING Red arrows in the background. Stunning. Thanks so much for linking up with #MMWBH xx


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