This weekend, my brother, sister-in-law and 5-year old nephew, James, are staying with us. Today was a beautiful, crisp, cold, sunny winter day, so we went for a walk on our favourite beach.
James was fascinated by a big patch of ice on the sand. Yes, it was that cold last night!
Further up the beach we came upon some charming 'beach art' left by some children who had signed their names in the sand underneath it.
I liked this 'wind-chime'-y one so much I may try replicating it in the garden.
This was an enticing little shelter someone - probably the same group of children - had constructed in a nook in the cliff wall. It was 'thatched' with grass and had a driftwood seat inside and a stash of shells. Very tempting to sneak in for a nap.
James found his own piece of driftwood, which became a magic ray gun...
...and created his own beach art