I have to start this post by apologising for my tardy blogging following the West Kirby Beach Clean in May. My previous post on the Big Beach Clean Up was quite detailed and I think this time, I’ll keep it short and sweet.
Amazingly, we made it to the beach on time, and were initially enthusiastic thanks to the beautiful blue skies. What we didn’t bank on was the absolutely horrendous wind!
When we had our briefing and collected our beach cleaning equipment, we were let loose on to the beach and by this time, Pooh Bear had decided the best thing he could do was to sleep. Spud was doing really well but despite wearing five layers of clothing, the wind finally got to him and just after I took this photo, he burst in to tears.
Scatty Dad was more than a little pleased when I sent them all off to the nearest cafe to warm up and have some food so off they went leaving me to clean up. I actually had a nice time without them. Nice to have a walk on the sand without having to think about their well-being for a change.
After an hour or so, I decided I too had had enough of the cold and wind and headed back to the car park with my bag of rubbish. The boys were having a whale of a time and Spud’s face was covered in green icing from a froggy cupcake he was scoffing. Unfortunately, he wouldn’t let me take a photo.
If you fancy battling with the wind at your local beach, the Marine Conservation Society arranges and supports events throughout the country. If you would prefer to help out from the comfort of your warm, cosy living room, you might like to make a Donation here. Please also visit the Forever Fish site to see how you can help in conjunction with Marks & Spencer and why not have a go at the Fishy Fact Quiz.
Disclosure: We received M&S vouchers for attending the Beach Clean. I would have attended regardless since the cause is an important one and something I want the boys to be aware of as they grow up.