Yesterday I did a risky thing and cancelled all work plans to spend the day down at Hastings beach with my family. Since I was young, my family have made sure to go at least once a year but I've missed the last two or so years due to work so it was nice to spend the time with my parents and my sister and her boyfriend.
Hastings is only about an hour and a half car journey away from where I live. We always drive to the top of the mountain and then walk through the woodland, walk over the mountain, down 250 steps and then climb a load of rocks down onto the beach. So glad I wore Vans!
I'm not really a beach person. Even on holiday I try to avoid the beach as much as possible. I hate sand and I hate not knowing what's touching my toes in the water which is why I love Hastings beach. The shore is all stones and rocks and there is a little pool (below) that you can dip your toes into so you're not stepping into the unknown!
I love these two photos above. My sister and her boyfriend are both 18 and they remind me of me and my very first boyfriend so much. We even came to Hastings once so I kept reminiscing about the good old days. It's so sweet to see two young cherubs in love.
My mum is in the other photo. I just love it; windswept?
I think it's about time I make the grand old debut of showing my blog my new hair. As of two days ago, I am now blonde! It was a very quick decision I made as I wanted something totally different especially for my parent's wedding in October where I'll get it re-done one more time a week before. I really like it although it's taking some time to get used to. I feel like a brand new woman!
We finished off the day with cod, chips and mushy peas at our favourite little fish restaurant called The Fish Hut. If you ever go Hastings I really recommend it. It's opposite the little fish huts right at in front of where the boats are all parked up!
We also then found one of those silly 'stick your head in the picture hole' things which was heaps of fun! However, the 250 stairs and trek back to the car wasn't!