Shell Bay












There is nothing more glorious than the beach in Winter.

This Saturday we had something to collect in Swanage and so we set off early to catch the last of the light at the shore.

They humour my photos for a few minutes before setting to work on re-routing the beach river. Racing over to a waiting blanket at the prospect of hot chocolate, chattering all the while about their plans.

Scarcely an hour has passed before we’re heading back to the car in dusk and on to our destination. Yet an hour filled with the kind of joy that will last all week.


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  • Reply LydiaGrace December 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    That picture of your little sweethearts in their animal jumpers has just about melted my heart! I love how an hour can be so much fun in the right setting, and I’m also glad you’re finding such joy in everything again. Keep it up, Kat!

    • Reply Kat December 20, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you LydiaGrace x

  • Reply Rachael December 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Oh, I’m so jealous of your trip to Shell Bay. Just the name of it makes me think of my Dad’s aunt who was a bus conductor in Poole. I can hear her now, with her broad Dorset accent, talking about taking my cousins there. Although I am 100% born and bred in the North-East, a bit of my heart will always be in Dorset, I love it so much. I can’t wait to take my children on more holidays there. I just have to get over the thought of the gigantic drive to get there.
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    • Reply Kat December 20, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Dorset has to be one of the finest counties in England.

  • Reply Katherine December 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    That looks like seriously good hot chocolate. We live by the sea and I much prefer visiting in autumn and winter, no worrying about sun cream or stubbed toes, plonk on some wellies and suitable clothes and there you go.
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    • Reply Kat December 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      It’s Jamie Oliver’s ultimate hot chocolate recipe – worth the mixing for sure.

  • Reply Laura December 9, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Utterly beautiful pictures, Kat. Glorious xx
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    • Reply Kat December 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks Laura x

  • Reply Abby @ juicytots December 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Going to have to go and make myself a hot chocolate now..looks like a perfect afternoon. Lovely photos as always :)

    • Reply Kat December 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks Abby x

  • Reply Angela @Little Apple Tree December 14, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Oh bless, I love the picture of your children all working hard at digging a channel in the beach river! We used to do stuff like that all the time on the beach in winter, although our Mum never brought hot chocolate!!

    Love the top picture of the grasses. Beautiful.
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    • Reply Kat December 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      Thank you Angela, we arrived just as the light was hitting that spot. Perfect timing!

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