Broadchurch, Sandcastles and Skechers #Little Loves

Ok, so I know I said last week that I was only going to do it every other week, but we’ve had a pretty good week this week so I have plenty to write about!

My parents came up on the weekend and it was lovely. The sun was shining, it was warm and we managed to go for a walk along the beach and a cup of coffee at our favourite harbour cafe, before having some chips on the promenade. Hopefully, they’ll be up again over the Easter holidays and we can show them some of our favourite places in the area to explore.

Onto this week’s Little Loves:


I have become addicted to Broadchurch, I know I’m months behind everyone else, but I rarely watch things on TV at the time they are shown – they always seem to clash with work or bedtime or something else. I tend to record things and then binge watch them (the entire 6 seasons of Game of Thrones in less than a month!). I was mooching about on the box sets on Sky the other day and I came across Broadchurch so downloaded it – definitely not one to start watching at 10pm on a Sunday night – I wanted to watch one after another! I’m a couple of episodes into series 2 now, and I *think* I have an idea of what might happen.


I’ve been reading Game of Thrones, mostly on the beach! It’s quite a heavy going book, like the TV series, but I’m really enjoying it. I quite like that it is taking me longer as well – I’m sick of getting through books really quickly.


Lots and lots of sandcastles. We’ve been going down to the beach in the afternoons whilst Harrison is at school for a little play on the beach. I take a flask of coffee with me and my book, and Ben and Alex take their buckets and spades. We spent a very happy couple of hours on Monday just playing and building sandcastles. Turns out that the toddler is the best builder of the three of us!


I’m sure I mention Ed Sheeran in pretty much every Little Loves, but I absolutely adore him, even more so after watching Comic Relief. At the moment, I love Galway Girl – I think it might be my favourite Ed song yet!


Last week I told you that I had bought some new Skechers. I’ve finally wore them out and about, and I wish I had bought some years ago! They’re not the prettiest of shoes, admittedly, but my god, they are comfy. They did rub my foot a little the first time I wore them, hence the plaster, but that always happens to me with new shoes. These are Go Walk ones or something, and it’s like walking on clouds. They’re perfect for slipping on to do the school run or to pop down to the beach.


Yay for light nights!! As much as I love the beauty of winter, I was starting to feel a bit suffocated by the dark nights. It hasn’t affected the kids sleep patterns too much – they’re all pretty good sleepers anyway – and it means we can go back out after tea for a walk. Graham loves it as well, because in the winter he wasn’t seeing any daylight whatsoever when he worked days. Now he gets a little glimpse of natural light, even if it just for a few minutes after work!

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8 thoughts on “Broadchurch, Sandcastles and Skechers #Little Loves

  1. Got yo agree with broadchurch and ed Sheeran both have me hooked !

  2. Sounds like a lovely week – I see why you shared this week when you wasn’t planning on doing so.

    I bet it is lovely being by the beach, especially now with these light evenings and spring sunshine. I’ve been wanting to get a pair of those Skechers – I’ve heard there life changing… Okay, maybe a tad exaggeration.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a great start to the month of April.

  3. Wow, I wish the beaches by us were nice enough to hang out on of an afternoon! I need to get in to Broadchurch – we’re like you in that we get to things months after other people, so it’s been on my list for a while!

  4. Very jealous of you living close by a beach, I would love to. Looks like you have been making the most of the lovely weather we’ve had lately. I was the same with Game of Thrones, I never watched it when it was on but so glad I caught up it’s fantastic not sure I could tackle the book though. #LittleLoves

  5. We have Galway Girl on a lot in our house too. My son isn’t even two yet but if he has my phone he can find his way to YouTube, pick the lyrics video for Galway Girl and start dancing. Scary but cute!

  6. Oh I’m so jealous that you live by the beach!
    I love Game of Thrones but haven’t attempted the books. My husband’s started reading them, and from glancing over his shoulder I don’t think they’re for me.
    Isn’t Broadchurch fantastic? Season 3 is just as good, and I think even better than the second one. xx

  7. WOW gorgeous beach snaps I love them all the bucket zoomed in and the lighting on your feet. Amazing! I have a thing with light and photography too bad i am not good at it yet but always trying to do shots like this. We loved Game of Thrones. I didn’t even know they were books where have I been. We stopped Broadchurch after first series I must pick it up again. So sorry for the late comment I am playing catch up on today’s and last weeks #littleloves. Better late than never I hope! Happy Weekend.

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