The Little Lockets and I had the MOST fantastic day out today with some surprise visitors to the North East (well, it was a surprise for me!)
One of my favourite Bloggy-friends who normally lives too far away to meet up for fun days out at the beach (although we've had a couple of very fun meet-ups in London)
So who was it?
None other than the wonderful Emma Pebble and her gorgeous family!
We met up at Saltburn on the Sea - which was about an hour's drive down the coast for the Lockets and cross country for the Pebbles. I've never been before and it was a lovely surprise. Although we practically live on the coast, I haven't been to such a sea-side-resort-type-beach since I was tiny.
There were donkeys to ride and deck-chairs and wind-breaks to hire, the most fantastic cable cars up and down the cliff, and without doubt, THE TASTIEST fish and chips I've ever eaten!
But the best thing of all was the company of course.
The Little Pebbles and rather-a-lot-bigger Little Lockets got on beautifully and the eldest little Pebble took a big shine to the eldest little Locket - so sweet.
And Emma did a great job of actually looking more mad than ME (despite the fact that I was sitting on my deck chair knitting socks on the beach) by doing cartwheels as soon as she arrived and by taking a little Pebble for a donkey ride while "wearing" 4 paper flags in her hair! What made it so funny is that she had no idea the flags were still there. And there were FOUR of them!
Mr Pebble and the children made the most amazing complex of sandcastles, courtyards, bridges and moats
and then, as the tide came in, dug a channel to the sea so that the waterways were flooded.
The only bad part of the day was saying goodbye!
So thank you, lovely Pebbles, for a really fab day! Can we do it again sometime soon???