Welly walks and breakfast on the beach

The Ordinary Lovely: Breakfast on the beach in Winter

Last weekend, we headed to West Kirby for a #UKexplore adventure with the the Mini Travellers - a chance for the children to run free on an almost deserted beach, a chance for Karen and I to have a catch up, and a chance for us all to test our new wellies and jackets from one of our favourite lifestyle brands, Joules.

We're huge fans of Joules' functional but fashionable clothing, proof that the two can go hand in hand and not at the expense of one another. My boys are rarely without a Joules body warmer or jacket and I can often be found wearing my blanket scarf and bobble hat ... even indoors!

With feet warm and snug in fluffy socks and colourful wellies, as soon as we arrived at the beach, the boys headed straight for the water to test them out. Running races, frisbee-throwing and sand-digging followed before it was time to down spades and enjoy a hot chocolate and pain au chocolat.

There's nothing nicer than ambling along the beach on a cold but sunny winter's morning, especially when you have the most amazing new wellies to try out and a hamper full of breakfast goodies with you (when you have children as hungry as mine, leave the house without snacks at your peril). 

I love getting out and about first thing in the morning. It kick starts your day. And also makes you feel like you've earned that second slice of cake come the afternoon. Hours spent running on the beach and playing frisbee are worth double the calories on a Sunday morning, right?

Karen and I shared a bit more about our morning out over on the Joules Journal and there are a few snaps below with details of the clothes we were testing.

Thanks for keeping us warm and looking good, Joules!

The Ordinary Lovely: Breakfast on the beach in Winter
Blue Skateasurus Wellies - £24.95

Blue Skateasurus Wellies - £24.95

The Ordinary Lovely: Breakfast on the beach in Winter
It's so unusual for me to appear in photographs but I love this one taken by Mr Mini Travellers

It's so unusual for me to appear in photographs but I love this one taken by Mr Mini Travellers

The Ordinary Lovely: Breakfast on the beach in Winter
The Ordinary Lovely: Breakfast on the beach in Winter