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Saturday Spot: Se7en + 1 Build A Beach House…

December 6th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Every year we work on a Summer Nook in the garden, somewhere that will be cool and appealing, a place to chill and rest. One year we took our couch outdoors and this year we have been working for weeks and weeks on our Beach House.

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One thing we have in our mountainside home is sunshine, our only shady spot was covered in bushes… So what began as a pack of scrubby bushes has been cleared out completely…
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Then we found some garden tiles and laid them down in the sand…

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Now it was nice and neat…
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The kids built a fence towards the back with all their random sticks – thank heaven they finally found a use for them.
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And we made a grand entrance…
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And a secret entrance…
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It is a place to play, with lots of lovely things to mess around with for little people that like to mess around with stones and bark; and a little dry river bed.
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And there are cushions, which make it a good place to take a basket of books to read on hot afternoons…
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And there you are a a little place that is child size and playable.
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With a fabulous view out…
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And pretty much hidden from folk that don’t know it is there…
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Yay for Summer!!!
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With love from The Gang at Se7en + 1…

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 irene // Dec 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    so cool, very jealous :)

  • 2 Adventures In Babywearing // Dec 6, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Fun!!

    Steph
    Adventures In Babywearing´s last blog post ..the Head and the Heart

  • 3 se7en // Dec 6, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Hay Irene… So glad to have some sunshiny days!!! And finally our shady place to play in is so worthwhile… Hope you have a good week!!!

  • 4 se7en // Dec 6, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Hay Steph!!! So good to have you visit… Yes, capital fun!!! lots of love!!!

  • 5 Zoe // Dec 7, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Looks like a wonderful place to spend some time lost in a good book!
    Zoe´s last blog post ..Growing great stories

  • 6 Sam // Dec 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I love this! Looks so much like the kind of den’s we used to make in our garden as children. Lovely memories:-)

  • 7 se7en // Dec 8, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Hi Zoe, Yup I think that is what they had in mind!!! A reading Nook in the great outdoors!!! Of course today it poured with rain and they were back to reading under their beds!!! What can I say – the weather is mad!!! Hope you are having a fabulous week!!!

  • 8 se7en // Dec 8, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Hi Sam, Glad you liked it!!! My kids love making houses and they last for weeks, but this one has quite a permanent feel to it!!! Hopefully our weather starts to play along too!!!

  • 9 The Week That Was 4.22 » se7en // Dec 11, 2011 at 1:14 am

    [...] And there was time in trees… [...]

  • 10 The Week That Was – 4.35 » se7en // Mar 10, 2012 at 3:34 am

    [...] target practice… And quick snacks… And treats that were too cute to eat!!! And days in the beach house… And lizards… And long summer nights… And Zoobs… And definitely the summer of [...]

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