Meet up with friends... Friends we have known for many, many years :-)
After the snow flurries yesterday - and the forecast for today being for a bright but cold day- plans were made to spend time indoors with the option of outdoors if the weather was suitable.
A sunny but very windy and chilly day it was so The Beacon museum fitted the bill perfectly.
Lunch in a small cafe first then a short walk along the harbour to the Museum.
Right up to the top floor of the lighthouse style building to take in the panoramic view.
We moved down a floor after a while and spent some time at the archaeological dig hands on exhibit. Lisa and I sat down with bags, coats etc and the kids went off to play pirates on the replica ship. Some time later - quite some time later:-) ) the four of them ran back and Amy and Emily found it hysterical that we were still sitting chatting in the same place :-)) We had a lot of catching up to do!
They had all been playing hide and seek as well as pirates :-) We then accompanied them to the next floor down. Milly had seen this new exhibit of 50's and 60's memorabilia and attire and feel in love with this 50's dress.
A half a mini felt cramped with four in but apparently you can get 21 people in a full one!
They then went off to check things out and we sat with all the bags and coats and chatted some more. In a comfortable and calm setting :-)
The coffee and ice creams were called for so down to the cafe and as the afternoon was still sunny we decided to head down to the beach. A short walk along the harbour to this....
Shoes and socks off and off they went right to the waters edge - four dots in the centre of the picture :-)
It was FREEZING!!!! They came back with red cheeks and wet feet:-) Time to head back to the car and make our way home.
Amy came back with us for a sleepover and the two of them headed out to the trampoline with a sleeping bag....
That was about 5ish.... They came in for food about 6.45 and went back out til 8!
Quick trip to Amy's to pick up her overnight stuff and they are back out again.
It's now getting dark though so no sure they will be out for long:-)
Thankful for so many things today....
Good friends and a dry, bright, fun filled day just a few of them :-)