So we took the new car to Colwyn Bay in North Wales. The children played on the beach, paddling in the sea, digging and collecting shells. They ate fish and chips and ice cream and had a great time.
Colwyn Bay is beautiful. Ed and I passed through it a month ago on our way to a wedding, and decided we must bring the children as soon as possible. It's a sweeping bay with beautiful sandy beaches, and an old-fashioned feel. For example Ed found a smashing second-hand bookshop of a kind I haven't seen in years. It almost brought tears to my eyes as I realised how much I miss browsing in good used bookshops.