On the Tuesday of last week we went to Cocoa Beach on the Central East Coast of Florida, about an hour's drive from the hotel. Tom (boyfriend) and Tom (brother) wanted to go surfing and I wanted to lay like broccoli and read my Kindle. You are probably beginning to get an idea from the photos below how well that plan went! Whilst they got their surfboards I spread out my towel, smothered myself in Hawaiian Tropic, lay back to enjoy the sunshine and the heavens opened. I got absolutely soaked, not to mention covered in sand and with all my clothes wet and the Tom's returned to find me taking refuge under a tiny beach umbrella. It brightened up for a little while before the clouds below swept in and the real storm began. It was actually really eerie - you can see from the photos that the beach cleared, the lifeguards packed up, even the birds left! And there were all these beach umbrellas blowing around (made my way swiftly away from them, don't fancy being speared by a storm-force beach umbrella!) That's my brother in the fourth picture making his way out of the sea with his beginners' surfboard (it was his first time). As the winds picked up and it started torrentially raining it was actually quite frightening and the boys had to really fight to get their surfboards back to the car as they were being buffeted by the winds. I was definitely glad to be home and dry that day!
|dress: Missguided | boots: boohoo.com|
And then of course on Friday we flew home - it was a night flight and I only managed to sleep for about an hour and to be honest I've been absolutely shattered ever since! I can't remember having jet lag from coming back from America before but it has killed me this time, I am exhausted! I started in a new job on Monday so I'm now settling into that and really enjoying being home. I am still catching up on lots of blog reading so sorry if I've been absent from commenting/reading recently, I'll be back! :)