As I write this, we've been back home from Birmingham for just over two weeks but it really doesn't feel that long. We haven't got back into the swing of family days out again yet. Danny hasn't been up to joining us on any of our adventures so far so has been staying home (or at work) with Dave or going to Granny and Grampy's while we explore. Therefore I haven't felt like planning big days out without him so we've been making the most of the school run, after school fun and mini adventures such as chips on the beach.
A while ago we heard that a new Fish and Chip shop was opening down The Docks, Milford Marina. For some reason Izzy really wanted to go. The following day she looked sad and when we asked why, she said "Because Daddy hasn't taken me to the new chip shop yet." We explained that it wasn't ready and promised her we would visit once it had opened.
Luckily, after our time at hospital, Gordon Bennett's Fish and Chip Shop is now open. So after school last Friday we made the most of the sunny weather and played in the field on the way home. To be honest we do this most days but I'm usually heard to be hurrying them along.
Then after school we quickly sorted uniforms, letters and homework and changed ready to go out.
Milford Marina always looks so pretty and is an enjoyable walk.
Rebecca did a little window shopping on the way to the Chip Shop too.
She asked to have photos taken by these lovely dresses in My Little Treasures. They do sewing classes for children in half term so I may try and sign Rebecca up.
Izzy was very excited to arrive at Gordon Bennetts.
Inside, we were pleased to see that it was very busy with lots of people eating in. We ordered our food and Izzy enjoyed some letter practise!
Chips ready for the beach! You may notice Rebecca has a firm grip on Izzy as we are near a drop and water! She follows me!
With our takeaway tea sorted we made our way to the nearby Milford Beach.
We were lucky to have the little bay to ourselves (as is often the case on Pembrokeshire's smaller beaches).
The kids said they liked the packaging (it's all about the presentation!) and thought the chips were tasty.
After chippy tea it was time to explore and beach comb.
Driftwood tree trunks make a great seat.
We found lots of smoothed sea glass.
Then we began to make our way back.
Back home to the boys with bellies full of food and hearts full of the sea. We hope we'll have a "full family" outdoor adventure to share soon.