The Christmas celebrations seem to have gone on for a long time this year with Daniel and Jasmine arriving home the week before the big day and Eleanor breaking up from work early too. A lot of time has been spent indoors, even though the weather has been quite mild. Daniel and Jasmine have now gone home and Eleanor is back at work, but Mick's still at home until Monday so we decided to drive over to the East Coast yesterday for a walk on the beach.
Our destination was Scarborough and though it was mild at home, it was blowing a gale there. I hadn't thought I'd need my hat, scarf or gloves but my fingers were nearly dropping off, it was so cold.
The weather didn't deter Archie though, he had a lovely time playing with the numerous dogs he came across.
He even had a bit of a paddle in the sea.
Every bit of seaweed he came across had to be sprinkled though!
We spent a good amount of time on the beach, letting Archie have a good run around, before taking a wander along the front.
Scarborough was much busier than we'd expected. The children are still on school holidays until Monday so I expect that's why. Most of the shops, eateries and amusement arcades were open.
There were so many dogs around too. I think there must be many people like us who'd decided to give their furry friends a run on the beach.
We'd intended to make more of a day of it but it was just too cold to be much fun so we bought Archie a tray of fish sticks and made our way home early, arriving home just after 3pm.
I hope no one minds but after nearly ten years of doing so, I've made the decision to stop answering comments on the blog. I usually answer nearly every comment I receive but blogging is starting to take up more time than I want it to so something has to give. I do appreciate every single comment I receive and I do read each and every one of them, but it's either answer comments, which often don't require an answer, or use the time to read and comment on other people's posts, which I love doing. I always try to visit the blogs of people who comment here and leave a comment back. I know that many people don't even come back to read the replies I leave so I feel that answering comments is just a waste of time in many instances. Of course, I'll still reply to any questions which are left. I hope my decision doesn't offend anyone.