Wells-Next-The-Sea [Summer Daze]

Last week we took a day to visit a nearby seaside town, making the most of the sunshine and the fact that Grandma and Granddad still had a few days left off of work. The sun was shining for us all the way there, but as we grew closer to the sea we realised that it was going to be a little windy.

We’ve been to the beach a few times since we’ve lived in Chicago, but there’s something that feels distinctly different about the lake as opposed to the sea. Perhaps it is simply the smell of salt on the air, or the vastness of the sand dunes when the tide is all the way out. And, of course, the British seaside is a thing all of its own. From the less than perfect weather, to the pretty beach huts and the sweet little towns.

Mikey built sandcastles and played on the beach for a while. We hunted for seashells and buried one another’s feet in the sand.

Later we took a walk, through a wooded area backing onto the beach, past a small lake with some ducks and along the high sea path towards the town. We had a little wander around, Mikey loved checking out all of the boats, and of course we ate some authentic Fish & Chips (followed by ice cream!) before returning to the car and heading back to Grandma’s house, tired, happy and every inch covered with sand.

In case you missed it, I was recently invited to be a regular contributor to the newly revived Paper Heart Camera, a contributor based photography blog filled with fantastic tips and tutorials from some wonderful women. My first post for them went up on Wednesday and is titled Finding Your Style, I’d love it if you would stop by!

We’re still enjoying our extended vacation to visit my parents and my childhood home in England. I can’t wait to see what summer fun you have all been up to this week!

I’m teaming up with Alicia of Project Alicia and Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud to bring you the Summer Daze Fun Photo Party – a 6-week photo party link-up aimed at capturing your fun summer memories.

We’re taking things easy this summer. No prompts. No challenge. Just fun summer memories and a printable bucket list – our free gift to you.



The Summer Daze Fun Photo Party will run from June 15th – July 20th. Stop by and share your favorite summer images each Friday. Linky opens at 9am CST. Please link directly to your blog post or Flickr photo, not your homepage URL or Flickr stream. All are welcome to participate regardless of camera equipment or geographic location. Get in on the fun over on Instagram by using the #summerdaze hashtag. Please visit and comment on the previous post in the linky list.

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For complete details, head on over to the Summer Photography Fun page.


    • Thank you, we’re really enjoying our vacation too, there’s going to be lots more as we have another 4 or 5 weeks here 🙂

    • The little huts are actually more like cabins I suppose. They’re privately owned (they cost about £60,000 to buy) and they have electric and stuff, so basically if you have one you can keep all of your stuff there while you’re on the beach (or store your beach gear there), make tea and snacks etc but you’re not supposed to live in them.

      I feel silly calling the beaches at Lake Michigan beaches too, as it really isn’t the same… but it’s all we have! 😀

  1. Oh I wish we had gotten to the seashore on our trip to England. What a gorgeous country all-around. I’m still working on my photographs a little more day by day. It’s fun and as if I’m reliving our trip. I’m sure you’re having a fabulous time as shown by the weather and the beautiful surroundings in your lovely photos!
    Jen @ LitasWorld´s last post ..England Day 3 – Stonehenge

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