If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air

If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air

*The Lighthouse clothing featured in this post was kindly gifted to us.

We’re half way through the second week of the Easter holidays, and do you know what we’ve done so far? Very little! And it’s been amazing. On the first day, with the boys expressing an unfathomable amount of delight at being able to choose their own lunch from the supermarket and then eat it sitting swinging their legs on the garden wall, we decided to keep these spring days as low key as possible and save our money for summer adventures (let’s not mention the Zara and Bobbi Brown orders that are due to arrive tomorrow).

We’ve split our time between the countryside and the coast, thanking our lucky stars that we live in the former but are a mere ten minutes-drive from the latter. The boys have worn wellies, rugby boots, sandals and then nothing on their feet at all, all in the same day. This crazy weather. Just so you know, apparently barefoot is the way to go when needing to cover sand at speed to transport bucket fulls of seawater to flood a sandcastle moat (they discovered this after getting their trainers thoroughly drenched by an unexpected wave) but running on grass is far more comfortable.

Our love affair with Lighthouse clothing continues. We’ve worn their tops and jackets on busy days out at beautiful gardens, on lazy days at home in our own garden, and now on sunny but cold days at the nearby seaside. We’re so happy in their beautifully made and wonderfully weatherproof clothes, even if it doesn't always show *ahem* in our slightly-suspicious-of-the-camera faces. The yellow raincoat that my eldest favoured two years ago is now frequently sported by his younger brother and both boys are still wearing the very same rugby shirts that were their first picks to put on ALL last summer. Lighthouse tops are too soft and snuggly to spend time in wardrobes … although I would like the opportunity to wash them a little more often.

The boys favourites from the recently launched spring/summer collection are the cosy hoodies: the grey marl Jonas hoodie with its sweet hand drawn whale tail design and the Jonas hoodie in an almost-edible pea green colour. I remain a fan of Lighthouse’s Causeway Breton tops (size up!) but suggest you take a look at the crossover bags too - they’re perfect for days out if you have older children and no longer need to pack the entire contents of your house.

And now to enjoy the remaining few days of the holidays. There are no plans other than a pub lunch with friends and a rugby match with teammates. A little bit of work here and a glass or two of wine there. No complaints.

How are your Easter holidays going? Or are your children back at school now? I can’t believe we’re only a few weeks away from the next half term. We’ll be chatting summer holiday plans before we know it.

If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air