I knew it was going to be one of those days when I woke up to no milk for my coffee~how that is even possible I’ve no idea, then the bath I had started running (and left) was stone cold~because I had forgotten to turn the boiler back on after its service!
The kids arrived home from being with their Dad overnight, tired and grumpy and I was overwhelmed by everything else that needed doing this morning.
My morning started looking up when I arranged to meet my bestie at the beach.
I optimistically said I would be ready by 11am ( ha ha) I rocked up at 12.20pm! Thankfully she too was slightly behind time as well.
In the time it took me to make lunches and grab swimwear and buckets/spades etc. My patience was wearing thin and as we left the house I’m sure the whole street stood to attention when I said (rather louder than anticipated) that the kids must get in the car right now!!
The traffic was awful in the heat which did nothing to improve my mood, but as soon as we had parked and spotted the beach I felt my spirits lift.
As we made our way along the pebbles to the wonderful sand ahead I saw my friend and her lovely children smiling and waving at us, I felt 100 times better.
We settled on the beach and the children all started playing, building sand castles and moats.
Next stop was the sea which was nice and warm. The older ones went right in and swam and stayed in right up until it was time to go home.
I paddled in up to my knees and watched them splashing and having so much fun, its days like this that are priceless and make memories that will last a lifetime.