It's been a long time since those films were out, but I used to love watching them with my daughters, and the little boy was SO cute!!
Of course, I'm not strictly alone, because I am looking after little Alfred, who is looking up at me now with his big eyes, so I guess it's time for me to take him out for a walk.
I spoke to hubby on the phone yesterday, and he was feeling a bit lonely. Then I heard little voices in the background - my daughter had just arrived with Eli and Ruby, so he would have been delighted to see them (and I bet you can guess who's missing them, can't you?!)..
It was the last Bank Holiday of the year (apart from Christmas) over in England yesterday, and, apparently, it was hot and sunny, which is almost unheard of! LOL! I expect everyone was heading off to the beach to make the most of the sunshine.
This is our local beach, which is about a 20 minute drive away. It really is a delightful spot, being in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The waves gently lap the beach, which is flat, so it is ideal for swimming, even with little children in tow. The beach is also dotted with rock pools, filled with marine life, so we always take a little fishing net when we go there.
To me, being on a beach always takes me right back to my childhood, as my mum, dad and I used to go there every weekend on the bus during the summer months. How is it that, thinking back to your childhood, the sun always seemed to be shining in a perfect blue sky?! In fact, I have a photo of me as a baby, with my mum and dad (well, I wouldn't be on my own, would it?!) on this very beach. It is an old black and white photo, but I love it. I must put it in a post for you to see when I return home.
It's that first glimpse of the sea through a field gate as you are driving along, and then taking your shoes off and feeling the sand beneath your toes. Then looking behind and seeing your footprints in the sand - pure heaven!
This is a photo of Eleanor when she was nine, having fun in the rockpools :
They're very lucky because when they go to the beach, they always take their vintage VW Camper Van, which is great fun to ride in!
“Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.”
-- Michelle Held