A day out for Bank Holiday Monday in Pictures

It was Bank Holiday Monday today, and the sun was shining.  We hadn’t really planned anything and I didn’t want to go to far, so we took a stroll up to the Plymouth Hoe with Miss M on her bike and Mister B in his pushchair.

It wasn’t too busy and the weather was much better than I had been expecting.  The children love being out in the fresh air and we tried to find things to look for on the way.

Miss M loves cycling and led the way.

Hoe3Mister B was fascinated by the statues on the war memorial and intrigued that the man had a gun.  He then ran off to the main area of the Hoe overlooking the sea and had a little dance in the open space.

Hoe1We then found a giant metal tortoise statue that they both love and hopped on for a ride.

Hoe2After a walk around we then caught sight of the soldiers from the barracks doing a training run across the Hoe, Miss M is always in awe of soldiers and stood and watched while I sat on a bench and relaxed looking out to sea.

We then headed down on to the path along the seafront, and round the corner found a little tree lined path back inland with lots of exciting trees and wooden objects to climb on.

Hoe4At the end of the path was a play park – their eyes lit up and off they ran to play, exciting having a go on everything as fast as they could.

Hoe5As we had only snacked on a few bits for lunch, we decided to head to Royal William Yard for tea at Las Iguanas, this being the latest restaurant to open up there and one I have been keen to try out for a while.  Mister B insisted on wearing his groovy glasses while Miss M had her eye on the chocolate brownies for dessert.

Hoe6After eating, Miss M insisted we took a walk around the area, it was so peaceful, quiet, the sun was setting, it was still gloriously warm – what a great way to end the day.

Hoe7We walked around to Devils Point with views out to sea.  What a magical evening – I could have happily sat there for a while had it not been for two lively children keen to run around and explore.  They ran up grassy banks, between trees, eager to be first to see what was around the next corner.

Hoe9And to have a gorgeously sunny blue sky at 6pm was the perfect end to the day!


Relaxing afternoon on the seafront at Devil’s Point

With daddy working nights and sleeping all day it’s always best to leave the house and let him sleep.  With the weather still gloriously sunny my two couldn’t wait to get outdoors, although having woken up with an exceedingly sore throat and runny nose I wasn’t feeling in the best of spirits so wanted to take it easy – well as easy as you can with two highly energetic, bouncing around children!

We drove down to Devil’s Point, a secluded little spot on the west side of the city, that looks out to sea. We took a stroll around before finding a spot to lay the picnic blanket and have some lunch.  I then let Miss M and Mister B run around on a level grassed area playing with a ball, chasing each other and collecting daisy’s, oh and also the odd daffodil that Mister B insisted on picking especially for mummy.

Devils point picnic

We then took a stroll in the other direction down a little path with a wall overlooking the sea.  It was lovely to catch the sea breeze and there were lots of things to point out that were of interest to the children.

Devil's point

A lovely few hours spent away from home, even if I did come back feeling more exhausted than ever.  Just hoping that I don’t get any worse for work tomorrow.  And more importantly I hope this weather stays around as it’s nice to finally feel that summer is kind of here.