Friday, 15 July 2016

Sprinkles of Summer Fun Campaign

I was pretty excited to be involved in the fab ice lolly’s Sprinkles of Summer Fun campaignWe really enjoy visiting the beach; it’s one of those simple pleasures, sand dunes to run down, shells to find and sandcastles to build.  So I wanted to pick out an activity we tend to do there.

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With the better weather we have been enjoying metal detecting on the beach with the boys.  It’s so pleasant having the sea breeze and feeling the sand between your toes to the soundtrack of the occasional beep from the metal detector.  When it goes off we are always very optimistic, we think this is it!  Youngest quickly gets his spade and digs rather hopefully…

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However unfortunately finding treasure is not always guaranteed BUT they still seem to have lots of fun regardless.  It’s a relatively new activity for our family after youngest had a metal detector off Santa for Christmas.  It’s definitely more enjoyable now the weather is improving.

You can pick up a beginner metal detector and spade quite cheaply so it’s not an expensive hobby to start.  You then have the added excitement of never knowing what you might find when you head off on your next adventure.  The investment may well pay off for itself if you find anything more special than a few pound coins!!!

Although not much chance of that this time our search yielded a spring, a tent peg, a rather rusty nail, two newer looking nails, a bottle top and a button.  We might not have found any coins but the boys still had big smiles on their faces thanks to a refreshing fab ice-lolly pit stop.

We will be doing lots more metal detecting over the long summer holidays – on one short session we managed to find £3.20 – enough to restock up on fab ice lollies again.  This naturally made the boys realise metal detecting is one activity worth pursuing.  We have also realised just how much junk is on the beach, the biggest frustration is buried disposable barbecues.  We plan on getting a bin bag and doing a bit of a beach clean while we are at it.

I find it helps to focus your detecting, stick to areas that are well frequented (lots of people might have been sat there sunbathing earlier so you have a higher chance of finding something shiny hopefully!).  Although I would like to think if we found a wedding ring we could reunite it with its owner, but so far a few coins is as good as it gets!

If you’re looking for summer activities inspiration and exciting competitions head to the fab ice lolly’s facebook pageOne lucky person will win the ultimate summer of fun but there are lots of smaller (but incredible) prizes on offer too.

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