It was secluded and I had lots of fun building sand castles and swimming in the waves which nearly blew my bikinis off. The day started earlier than usual, we had our breakfast at about 9am, got changed and headed to Emerald Bay – the beach at about 10am. Like the dress I am wearing...

The lovely 'Little Beach Hut' team had decorated Bertie with bunting, flowers, a gazebo and deck chairs and we immediately set about our lazy afternoon of wine drinking, sand castle making and enjoying the general summer vibes of Mersea Island. Our delicious evening meal was also enjoyed...

Today, I will review for you the Sand Castle Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Palette. I am not sure if this is still available, I don't see it on their website, please let me know in the comments below. I really like this palette because it provides a nice selection of light and dark colours....

shades in all in this line which include: Sand Castle, Fair Lady Sand Castle is a very light nude/pink. This is a 'my lips but better' kind of shade. It just leaves a hint of color for me but a lot of moisture and shine. Fair Lady is a light shimmery pink. It's just a barely there...

Last week we had our first proper beach day of the year and even though we have taken Baby G to the beach before this was the first time he has really taken it all in, dipping his toes in the ocean and making sand castles with his big brother. With Mr A being at home it means we are lucky...

The days when the anti-immigration movement's most effective accomplishment was building a sand castle between us and Mexico are over. They're telling people to send dirty underwear now to fight the illegal alien invasion. The "Underwear for Illegals" campaign tells people to ship off more...

In our books, there's nothing better than hitting the sand or the city park for some warm-weather R&R. So when we found this Coral Picnic Tote from Kim Seybert we were instantly taken - a sturdy canvas bag packed with a full picnic setting for two in poppy coral. Then we saw the price tag:...

There's no such thing as being king for a day at the Crantzdorf Castle. Try king every day, instead. Modeled after the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander, Cantabria, Spain, which housed the royal family in the early 1900s, this private and enchanting estate on 13 acres in the foothills of...

In order to fully enjoy a day of soaking in the sun, splashing in the waves and building sand castles, one must carry many essential items to the beach. Beach essentials often include extra towels, a sweatshirt, extra clothing, an extra swimsuit, sunblock, a Frisbee, sunglasses, a magazine...

Whether it's dog walking, evening BBQ's and picnics, a morning run, an ice cream stop or a sand castle building session, beach life plays a big part in our summer routine. Since moving here some some twelve years ago I've gradually become more adept at ensuring seaside essentials are always on...

 

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