Two years ago we popped into Margate one evening the sun was shining and we thought we would grab an ice cream and play on the beach. It was after bedtime but the evening was warm we didn't want to waste the evening, it was then we started a little tradition well I say tradition we've done it for the third year now. We found this little place on Margate seafront that sells fabulous crepes and ice cream.
This year I did not get round to taking any pictures at the cafe as Son Son played up like toddlers do and taking a photo was the last thing I could think of doing. I took the toddlers off to the beach whilst my hubby and Asti finished off all the pancakes in peace.
We do love Margate they really have made an effort here especially in the old town and dreamland opening up. The beach in its self was surprisingly quiet for a warm evening but that's always nice having the beach to your self. The only people on the beach seemed to be the metal detector people which my husband takes great delight in throwing coins behind them, the wally!
The boys enjoyed running round whilst me and Ami dug a massive hole in the sand. We hoped to see part of a sun set but it was a bit cloudy so we didn't see the sun set to all its beauty. Although some of these photos the sky does look rather awesome and these are just of my iPhone (yes in a family with two DSLR's now we still don't use them!!). Although when we were on the beach some random people turned up doing what looked like a arty photo shoot Ami the was like "why has that lady got no clothes on under her coat" urm look away kids think it's time to go.
There is something special about getting in late and putting the children to bed when they are so tired from adventures. They go to bed with massive smiles from memories they have made. Sand still in their hair, in need of a bath but that can wait till the next day. They are happy and that's all that counts. We are so blessed I say it a lot on this blog, to live here. Such an amazing place to grow up, to learn about playing, to be learn to be free. It's great and I love it so.
I hope to have more random nights out with my little brood, unexpected is my favourite. Good ice cream that's the hubby's favourite. Days together a few with busy working parents it's nice to be the five of us.
So thank you Margate for a lovely evening on the beach. We all enjoyed it and the crepes when the toddlers let us.