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Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside

Oh my!  What a week its been, allsorts going on in the life of Annie Bean. Had some bad news health wise which initially caused me to feel quite rubbish.  However taking word from Jack Osbourne in a recent interview, I’m going to adapt and overcome. So, not a great start to the week but a fantastic end, as my boyfriend and I decided to take a day trip to the seaside.  We dont get many opportunities to head out on little adventures together so it was perfect, plus we had celebrations because it was his 28th birthday too! We got ready the night before, by opting for a proper packed lunch – complete with triangle sandwiches, juice boxes, chocolate cake bars and fruit. Getting up super early we hit the roads via a quick visit to my boyfriends Mum’s house then onto Hunstanton beach. I decided I’d wear something quite simple because as we all know British weather can be hit and miss.  Black leggings to me are a bit of a comfort blanket so they were a certain contender, followed by boat shoes, light blue denim jacket and a mint tshirt.

What I’m Wearing: Leggings – Topshop Black, Shoes – Boat Shoes New Look, Top – Next Aqua Spot bubble hem – £14.00, Bag – Beach basket from Basket Basket – £30.00 

I love mint colours at the moment so chose my fave Next Aqua Spot Bubble Hem top.

I thought for my bag I’d go for a classic seaside companion, a wicker looking bag.  The ideal arm candy for your picnic or beach bits.  This bag from Basket Basket would work perfectly for abroad holiday as well.  I have previously bought beach bags that have looked grubby or well worn very near after purchasing, so I have invested in a classic looking item.

Comes in boat print or floral

They are woven with palm leaves in Madagascar, and have soft leather handles.  Like I mentioned they are great family trips to the beach, picnics or for storage around the home.
Approximate size: length 68cm x width of base 24cm x height 41cm, Approximate size of pocket: width 13cm x height 18cm

Plenty of food and bits space
Enjoying some lunch – mighty attractive here!

My favourite enjoying some cheeky seaside chips

The lovely sea view

The trip was great,  a great way to take my mind off things plus we were super lucky with the weather (even though it was a bit windy!) and I thoroughly loved the adventure.  We even enjoyed going into the arcade for the penny falls and enjoyed eating our homemade lunch sat in front of the sea. Bliss :o)

Off on any adventures this summer?




  1. July 3, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    Hunstanton is my favourite beach 🙂 My mum grew up near there and my grandparents are buried very close by so we went a lot when I was younger and my husband and I like to go a couple of times a year too. He does have to reign in my arcade spending though!
    I really like the beach bag, I might invest in one.
    Looks like you had a lovely time! xx

  2. July 3, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    I LOVE the polka dots and the bags are fab. Nothing better than a proper picnic and sea air.
    I trust you can continue to feel positive and hope all is ok.

  3. July 3, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    Hey! I'd never been but my boyfriend had, it was lovely to visit! I did, I would love tpo go again :o) xx

  4. July 4, 2012 / 7:15 pm

    Looks like a lovely place to visit. Love the polka dot shirt…I might have to pick one up, since I love the color mint lately.

  5. July 4, 2012 / 7:18 pm

    Mint makes me feel fresh and summery. It's a great colour to wear! Xx

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