Before we even knew about this heatwave, Husband and I had planned to take Sausage out for the day on Friday, to Southend Pier. Although Sausage has been to the pier before (on the day that I was in London for CyberMummy, actually!), I’ve never been, despite having lived in Southend on Sea for 6 years and coming here since I was eleven to go to school, so we thought it was about time that I went.

And seeing as how we all love a photograph on a Sunday, I thought I’d give you a few from our day, so that I can look back this time next year and see how lovely the weather was! The pier really only consists of a lifeboat station and a small cafe once you get to the end, but I fell in love! It was so nice, a big wooden promenade to walk around, lots of people fishing, a great view of almost the entire seafront reaching right up to Leigh on Sea in one direction and Shoebury in the other, and the sea breeze (alright, estuary¬†breeze) to cool you down. Perfect on a hot day! I commented to Husband that I could just take a book and sit at the end of the pier all day, reading and soaking it all up.

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I feel I should add, the pictures aren’t as good quality as I’d wanted because despite having TWO cameras in my bag, I forgot to take a single bloody memory card with me, so these are all taken with my trusty HTC Desire Z. DOH!