Boxing Day at the Beach
I've often heard of many people going for a Boxing day stroll, getting out the house for a bit, walking off the excess chocolates, and as a child I always enjoyed going out with my Dad to walk the dogs. As I got older and without the NEED to go out due to dogs I've always given it up in favour of the sofa.
It turns out I'm really really not an 'outdoorsy' person and I'm in awe of the fab bloggers who join in with Coombe Mill's Country Kids link up week after week. I hang my head in shame that we are not out half as much and I'm often heard to say it's too cold / windy / might rain,
Boxing day morning looked a bit grim and very windy and I cursed the fact that we'd arranged to meet some friends for a walk but Leo was excited so we went ahead anyway.
Here is a good reason why I should always do that....
By the time we'd got to Protaras the sun had broken through and the wind had died down!
The waves were quite lively and we should have known better once the boys started playing at the waters edge and taken shoes and socks off BEFORE they got wet!
Leo and his friend loved it and I was very surprised that Leo was reasonably happy to all the way back along the path without his soggy sandy shoes on. They were soon stripped down to their tops and pants and must have been freezing but they seemed quite happy - we should have just done that in the first place!
For once I did feel better having gone out, rather than even more tired and harassed than usual, could be due to the fact that Louka never left the buggy as he was sleepy though!
We've only been to the beach a handful of times in 2013 so looks like this has to change!