Collecting Seashells | The Ordinary Moments

Just before Christmas, Graham started a new job. It’s meant a whole new routine for us all – lots more walking because he has the car and having to think carefully about leaving enough time to do all the school runs.

On his first day at work, Benjamin and I went for a wander down to our favourite little cafe at the harbour in Rhyl. It’s only a ten-minute walk and we go there a couple of times a week for a hot chocolate and to watch the boats. Sometimes, if we are lucky, we get to see the bridge lift up to see a boat go under. It was a lovely, sunny day so instead of heading straight home after our drink, we took the scenic route home along the promenade, stopping off to collect some seashells for our candle vase.


It was the first time I had taken Ben out and spent some time just with him on his own since we’ve moved to Wales, and it was really lovely. He loves going down to the beach and we spent a very happy half hour climbing the sand dunes and looking for pretty seashells and interesting stones.

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16 thoughts on “Collecting Seashells | The Ordinary Moments

  1. My daughter loves collecting stuff from the beach too. We usually go away with our pockets filled to the brim! It’s lovely that they enjoy exploring and collecting stuff, isn’t it? Even though most times they forget about the stuff they’ve collected at the end of the day 😉 Lovely photos. #countrykids

  2. This looks like a lovely way to spend the first day of just the two of you, it looks like a lovely refreshing start. Shell hunting is a fun activity for little ones to take part in and they really can get lost in their own exploring. Ben looks enthralled by all the pebbles and shells he can see, it’s fab that the beach is still magical to him.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

  3. I am loving your beautiful photos on here and Instagram at the moment. We love visiting the beach and J especially loves coming back with a pocketful (or 2!) of shells #TheOrdinaryMoments

  4. What a lovely moment for you two, sometimes you don’t have to go far or out of pocket to have a great time, you’re lucky having such a beautiful beach close by and looks like your little guy had a wonderful time! x #countrykids

  5. Oh how lucky are you to have this just ten minutes away. We are so far away from the beach it’s untrue. Shell collecting is the best. We still have a jar of ones at my parents that we collected as kids!
    #theordinarymoments

  6. Such lovely photographs – what great light. My daughter loves to collect stones and shells too – I always have to check her pockets when she comes in! I wish I lived close to a beach like that! #countrykids

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