A weekend away in St Annes on Sea


Last weekend we headed up north to St Annes on Sea in Lancashire to spend a few days just the three of us by the sea. There’s something quite magical about being by the sea, I have this overwhelming sense of calm wash over me as I sit and watch the waves lap up on the beach and it really helps put life into perspective.

Olly couldn’t wait to build sandcastles on the beach and go hunting for shells. I love watching him discover new things, he really does look at things in a fresh perspective that we often take for granted so it was wonderful to watch him explore the beach and find shells and listen to the sea by putting them to his ear.

On the beach 1

We were really lucky with the weather, it was cold but dry and we were able to spend Friday afternoon on the beach, a day in Blackpool exploring the sights and Sunday morning on the beach again armed with a bucket and spade.

St Annes Pier Beach

Even though we took the DSLR, this next photo taken on my iPhone is possibly my favourite. It was absolutely freezing but we were all wrapped up warm climbing sand dunes and taking in the sunset, which was absolutely stunning, the photograph doesn’t really do it justice.

On the beach 2

Living in the Midlands, being on the beach and by the sea is very much a novelty so when we get within arms reach of the seaside we tend to think we’re on a bit of a holiday! The same could be said with my attitude to my diet this weekend as my willpower went missing in action and I ate one too many treats.

Whenever I eat something that’s not SW friendly, I always feel really guilty. It’s ridiculous. It’s not a drug or alcohol, it’s just food and drink that we all have to have to stay alive (dramatic much?) but whilst I know ultimately that I should behave myself and stay on plan, the lure of a sweet treat is too much when I’m not in my usual routine. I couldn’t make it to weigh in last night but I’m sure I’ve gained at least 4lb having stood on our home scales this evening. I can take that but I need to up my game this week and stay on plan to minimise the damage. I’d love to be in that next stone bracket by mid-April and hopefully down a dress size so I need to remember that I can do this and one weekend away with a few treats isn’t going to make me put the weight back on.

I’m back on plan today and have stayed within my syns. One day on plan will soon turn into another day on plan making it a week so I need to stay strong and focused, hopefully I’ll see my efforts pay off.

I’ll leave you with a few treasures I managed to snap this weekend, that smile… I am one lucky Mummy!

In the cafe

Blackpool Pier

Beach 2

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  • Reply Rachael Whitton 18/02/2016 at 10:00 am

    Awww you have some fab photo’s and it looks like you had a great time.

  • Reply susankmann 18/02/2016 at 4:23 pm

    Aww what an amazing time. Such gorgeous picture and you deserve all those treats. Wonderful time and treasured memories x

  • Reply Robyn 19/02/2016 at 7:00 am

    Lovely pics! There’s something magical about dusk at the beach isn’t there? We recently moved from a house in the mountains to one near the coast and I just love how revived I feel after a walk at the beach. Weekends away are totally for indulging a little, glad you enjoyed it :)

  • Reply Nicola Bradbury 23/02/2016 at 10:18 am

    I love these pics Emma. It looks like you had a great time and you can’t indulge a little bit when you’ve got a weekend away with your boys, then when can you :) xx

  • Reply Love Family Holidays 21/03/2016 at 1:59 pm

    Some fantastic photos there for you to cherish! You’ll have to take another trip there when the weather gets a little warmer! It’ll soon be summer :)

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