Last weekend we headed to Watergate Bay to make the most of the mini heatwave we had. The weather was incredible!
When we got there we were horrified that we had to pay £8 to park all day. It might not seem like a lot for a one off but living in Cornwall means we visit the beach most weekends and it quickly adds up!
We started off with a little walk on the beach followed by lunch at The Beach Hut. We didn’t book given that it was only April but they said it was mega busy and they just managed to squeeze us in! We sat facing the beach which was lovely and the food was fantastic.
We then went on to the beach. The weather was so lovely that the girls were in their swimsuits and absolutely loving it. They love the beach so so much.
This weekend we headed up north to Cheshire where Josh’s family live. We actually lived there together until last July so it’s kind of like revisiting our old life!
Whilst we were there we went to Chester Zoo with the girls’ cousins; Esmé and Zach and of course their parents Sarah and Sam who are actually technically Josh’s aunt and uncle but they are the same age as us and we’ve always been really close friends.
Chester Zoo was a fabulous place to take the girls, we actually took them back in June but back then they were way too young. Now, at 17 months, they were really a lovely age. They loved walking around (albeit slowly) and looking at all the animals and really taking it in. We went on a week day as the guys were both off work and that made it extra good as it was so quiet compared to last time when we accidentally went in half term! I would recommend it to anyone and would love to go back again. As with any zoo it was quite expensive but luckily under fives go free so it wasn’t too bad.
We also took a trip to Liverpool whilst we were up north. We went on the train which was different and interesting for the girls! We then had a trip to Nandos which was the girls’ first experience. The kids meal was really small, normally I get a kids meal between the two girls but it wasn’t really enough. However you do get cordial and a dessert too. We then looked round the shops and enjoyed being in a city- so different to where we live! It was a lovely day although I definitely prefer Manchester to Liverpool any day!
As many people who read my blog will know, we love to travel! Last week we had a trip to Berlin booked Monday-Thursday, however on the Friday before, Dorothy was taken in to hospital by ambulance. She ended up staying in there until Sunday afternoon and we were advised against taking the trip. We were obviously devastated but we didn’t want to risk taking her and things got worse with the plane pressure or Margot got ill too. As it was, Margot did get ill on Monday night and we were able to take her to the GP and get her sorted on Tuesday morning. So we ended up being quite thankful that we didn’t go against the doctors’ advice!
As Josh had the week off work anyway, we decided to make the most of it. On the Monday we just got stuck in to tidying and cleaning and getting jobs done so we were free for the week ahead.
On Tuesday, we decided to head to Manchester. We went for lunch at the Anchor Coffee House in Moss Side. I used to park right by there in my second year for uni and walk down Oxford road to campus so we were very familiar with it! The food is amazing and we both had a lovely coffee called a cuban coffee which is made with condensed milk. The girls, of course, attracted a lot of attention!
We then headed down Oxford Road to Whitworth Park and art gallery.
After that we walked past my old uni and then headed to Starbucks to feed the girls. It was that very Starbucks that Josh and I used to meet after I finished uni and do work together! It was nice to take the girls back to our old haunts and show them another part of Manchester!
The next day, we decided to visit Chester Zoo. It was a pretty hot day and we were slightly worried about how the girls would cope. Unfortunately we stupidly booked holiday during half term. It was absolutely heaving there and getting a double buggy around was difficult enough without having to work our way through crowds of people! Nevertheless we enjoyed ourselves, although the girls were thoroughly fed up by the end!
The next day was another quiet one, we just enjoyed the sunshine at our local park and got a coffee from a little coffee shop nearby. Then Daddy was sadly back to work! Thankfully he only has three weeks to go until we move!
Obviously we were gutted not to be in Berlin but we still managed to have a lovely week together as a family.