Rain, snow, hail and south easters. Cape Town winters. Snuggling under the covers with a good book. Hot chocolates and toasted marshmallows. Constantly brainstorming activities to keep kids from just watching television and generally driving you crazy.
And then one morning, instead of the grey gloomy sky, sunshine peeks through your curtains and the heavens are blue. Windows and doors are swung open allowing the fresh air and sun in. Roundabouts creek to life and giggling children run wild.
We grabbed the opportunity to get the girls out in the sun and do some shell activities we never got round to in the summer days (mostly because it was so warm and they would always gun straight for the water).
Down to Queens Beach with some twine and scissors. Hunting for shells with holes to string and make necklaces.
Frolicking in the shallow waters till everyone was in their knickers splashing away... and of course: we didn't pack in any towels.... but hey, these memories are priceless.