Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Digging to Australia

The recent lovely weather has prompted some evening visits to the beach

where Fred decided he was going to "Dig to Australia".

He was quite cross when we announced that we had to go home after our first visit because his hole wasn't big enough


so it really made us laugh when we found this hole


only 20 metres away from where he had been digging


this hole was MUCH closer to Australia!

So last night he started digging again whilst I found a new way to get sand in my socks...............


He then decided to sit down in the sea - in his school uniform - and then thought it was a good idea to ROLL his very wet self in the sand!


And finally he decided to stop digging his hole and start burying himself instead.


Honestly, he's worse than a puppy!

(and just as cute!)

18 comments:

periwinkle said...

lol. that's boys for you..

Moogsmum said...

He's going to look a right mess going into school tomorrow with all that sand all over him. That'll teach him ;o)

Socks are looking good Locket! You just can't beat a bit of beach knitting.

xxx

Leila said...

lol boys and their mud!
Looks like fun there on the beach.

French Knots said...

When he's finished the tunnel to Australia would he let me know please?? I don't really like flying but would like a visit down under!!

wonderwoman said...

how lucky you are to be able to pop to the beach for the evening - i wish!!!! lovely pics - as they say, boys will be boys!!!xxx

Jodie said...

Tell him to head for the East coast and I'll be waiting for him !
he'll be hungry after all that digging

rachelmp said...

And I thought you were all just after a cupcake at our blogmeet on the weekend! Dig Fred dig

Karen said...

I live in South Australia but couldn't see your little man on the beach this morning. Me thinks a bit more digging is required!!

Ali said...

The beaches in your part of the world are so lovely (but I know from child chasing experience how cold that water is!). Digging is a better option by far.

Dionne said...

Far cuter than a puppy though!!
:-D

Gina said...

I don't think I could have coped with all that sand all over him... hose down in the garden? (I know I'm a cruel mother)What a lovely beach though.

julie said...

wow, look at the sunshine - it actually looks like summer! Looks like a lot of fun, sandy socks, school uniforms and all!

Things Hand Made said...

I have a ten year old that would be just the same! there seems to be some genetic urge to dig.

Annie said...

Tell him I thought I noticed a bit of a mound in my garden this morning! How funny as a child in Australia I always dug to China.

ladydi said...

How clever of Fred to dig a passage to Australia just in time for Jodie's blogmeet (with no ax murderers). Will that white shirt ever be the same?? If not, a fun time at the beach is worth a shirt or two. When do summer holidays start? By next term he'll have outgrown that shirt anyway. :>}
Next week I'll be knitting socks at the beach, too!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Oohh... he was so close to being in Australia... ;) Did you get his uniform clean??

little women said...

That is so funny to read Lucy, when we were small ,here in sunny Australia, my mother would pack up us 4 girls and a few strays and take of to the beach in a big orange tent, for 6 weeks, Dad would take a fortnight off work and come for a while, and all the time he was there, we dug holes to CHINA!! Endless days of digging and burying Dad! -at least it stopped his feet getting sunburnt!

Helen said...

I can't understand why he wants to leave to go to australia anyway . . . it's lovely at your house!!