Thursday, 17 April 2014

Getting away from it all at Ogmore

As last week closed, it became obvious this working week was not going to be a good one.
Whilst it might only have lasted three days, it has managed to eat away at the last month.
Questioning. Intruding. Becoming that 'voice' on your shoulder which questions now everything you have done and continue to do.

And so, as it ate away at our weekend, Tuesday impending.
So, we got into the car on Monday, on the understanding I had to get away from anything associated with it.
The type of day where your office being in your home is not helpful.
And so we ended up at Ogmore.
My favourite beach from my childhood.
And whilst Barry Island may be on our door step.
Ogmore offers adventure.
Freedom.
The chance to escape.
Armed with a picnic, a blanket, buckets and spades.
We became free for the afternoon.

To explore rock pools.
 To dig for water.
 To sail boats.
 To have fun.


 To be free.

As we drove home we discussed the practicalities of moving to Ogmore.

And, whilst it might seem perfect.

Where would we go to escape?

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures, looks like a lovely place to escape to

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  2. It's great to have somewhere to escape to, to get away from everyday life for a few hours.

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  3. We love Ogmore beach too - the kids would always choose Barry Island over Ogmore but they always have more fun at Ogmore despite themselves! Glad you had a breather from a stressful week :)

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  4. Beautiful pictures! You can't beat a day at the beach!

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  5. Oh I want to escape to somewhere like that right now, stunning photos. It looks gorgeous there.

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  6. Awww I love your photos!! Would love to go somewhere like this for the day! Looks like a great day out x

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  7. What a lovely day at the beach! I relate to the working from home - it's hard to just break away from it x

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  8. Awww I love your photos and totally wish I were at the beach right now instead of sat here in my living surrounded by stuff that should be in the kitchen! Hubby's getting the new floor down and I'd much rather be playing on the beach with the kids :)

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  9. Lovely photos and glad you have somewhere to turn to when things are full.

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  10. Lovely photos! Looks like you all had a lovely day. Now I want to go to the beach! x

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  11. It's always great to have a place to escape to! Your photos are lovely and that beach is gorgeous - makes me long to be beside the sea! :)

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  12. Gorgeous pictures - looks like you had an amazing time!

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  13. Great escape location! Looks like a wonderful beach. (from another IVF mum to twins!)

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  14. Oh wow what fabulous photos, it looks wonderful on that beach. Must have been really great to escape and blow away those cobwebs. Wish we had a beach near us :)

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  15. Arrr such beautiful pictures of wonderfu memories x

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  16. Good point! Your photo's are beautiful and I'm glad you got chance to get away x

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  17. Lovely photos and glad you found some where to escape too. Nothing beats a good childhood memory!

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  18. Ahh lovely photos, I do love a good beach! We've been rather seriously looking into moving to Canada recently so that's where I'd escape to! x

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  19. Ha! Good point. Need somewhere to escape to. One of our favourite pastimes. Working out how we can move, even though we love where we live. That beach looks perfect for a day out at least. #CountryKids

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  20. Gorgeous photos of a beautiful day out. You're right, we all need somewhere to escape to, it wouldn't feel like such a break if we were there all the time x #CountryKids

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  21. Beautiful photos and glad you managed to escape the pressures for a day. Work pressure can be horrible. Popping over from Country Kids.

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  22. Smiles and happy faces, looks like you had so much fun =) #countrykids

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  23. Sounds like work is very stressful for you at the moment, and your last sentence is very wise! I'm glad you put life on hold and took your time out with the children, it looks like a lovely day and one which they all loved. I'm sure Ogmore will become one of their childhood favourites too! Thank you for sharing on Country Kids and I hope you manage more days out like this over the summer.

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  24. What lively photos. It looks like you had great weather and a fab day out too

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  25. Lovely photos - we're so lucky that we live a couple of minutes from the beach. We really don't go often enough x x

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  26. I've never heard of this beach but it looks fantastic! x

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  27. Beautiful pictures, it looks like you had a wonderful time. x

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  28. Hi, I was so excited when I clicked on this post. Ogmore beach is our favourite beach to go to. We live in Cardiff and when we feel like we need fresh air we always head to Ogmore. It is such a great exploring beach, amazing for rock pooling and fossil hunting. I have done a post on our adventures fossil hunting there, and we regular go there for training with work as well.
    My fossil post, http://wp.me/p4jd4S-2d would love you to have a look.
    Lovely post.

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  29. Just beautiful pictures. I can feel the escape and the freedom. Happy Easter #CountryKids

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  30. Beautiful photos and what a gorgeous beach! #countrykids

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  31. Definitely sounds and looks like a wonderful place to escape to for adventures! #countrykids

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  32. Lovely photos of what looks like the perfect escape plan! Hope things felt better when you got back.

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