The summer weather means everyone is in a better mood. Long days outside mean fresh air, a chance to blow off the cobwebs and two very tired boys at bedtime. I forget how much I love this time of year until it arrives.
We are lucky enough to live very close to a beach and after spending most of last summer stuck in a stuffy hospital room, we are determined to enjoy it this year. With the beach being a ten minute walk from our front door this seems like the perfect place and I know there will be days we don't spend a penny with our buckets and spades and a packed lunch on the picnic blanket. There will also be fish and chips on the sand, plenty of ice creams and those little rides that are irresistible to toddlers and expensive at the same time.