I'm a real fan of getting out and about whatever the weather. We're certainly not a family that goes into hibernation during the colder months as the changing seasons always bring something new and exciting. When I worked in an art gallery, there was a quote in a book that always put a smile on my face. It read....
"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating;
there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."
With this in mind and once all the fun of Halloween was over, we recently decided to book a spontaneous last minute weekend away by the sea to get a bit of fresh air and have a bit of late autumnal fun. We've all been feeling a bit poorly recently so the bracing sea air was just what we all needed!
The foggy weather we arrived to in Blackpool was incredibly atmospheric. The sea was choppy, drizzle was falling and the wind was blowing but we absolutely had the best time! Miss E had plenty of open space to run around and she had a blast chasing seagulls, trying to spot the tower through the thick fog, excitedly running round The Great Promenade Show (a beautiful series of outdoor art installations) and seeing all the fish at the Sea Life Centre.
In the evening we all wrapped up warm and headed out after tea for a walk around the world famous illuminations before bedtime. We all had such fun! Miss E wore her cosy cloud fleece, breezy fleece scarf and the drift base layer bottoms (under her trousers) from Muddy Puddles which kept her so nice and warm throughout the whole evening. We absolutely love these products for layering up and they were super lightweight to pack for going away too!
The rain had stopped but fog was still heavy at night. It seemed to make the experience so much more magical though! Illuminated heritage trams whizzed past us whilst we walked the length of the lights, there was so much so see and take in.
We really enjoyed our November break by the sea. Sure, it's not the most traditional time of year to visit but there is still so much to experience that I'm already looking into doing it again very soon!