Half way through the holidays and I keep hearing people say they are tearing their hair out with the kids. I don’t know if I’m a rare breed or a little bit crazy but for me, I just see the days running away as quickly as they can and I want to hold on to each one. There’s a film, is it ‘About Time’? where he gets to re-live days and so he does one normally with the frantic pace it would be and then the next day he gets up and re-lives it all over again only this time he takes in every little moment. A simple smile at the woman in the coffee house, a few minutes extra to appreciate his child’s drawing meaning he’s a bit late for work… I can’t remember if that’s the film or not but that’s how I would love to live life in an ideal world. In light of the fact that I can’t do that I am trying to just appreciate all the moments the first time they happen. I am, as ever, taking ALL the photographs so that we can re-live them visually and I am enjoying every second of having the big kids home. I don’t want to wish the time away and look forward to the days when they are in someone else’s care for the majority. I don’t want to steam ahead to the days when other people get to have their company for most of the day. I don’t want to wish them older too quickly… I just want to be in the here and the now and I want to be with them. I love being with them and I realise it’s not very fashionable to say this but it’s the truth!
We’ve two holidays for the last half of the summer. The last three week’s away first in Cornwall and then in Menorca so I have been trying to fill the first three weeks with six weeks worth of days out and fun. I like to pack it in anyway but with half the time to do all our faves it’s been mental. And brilliant. And sandy! I love the beach so any given opportunity and we are there. Mainly in Cromer but occasionally in other places too and with the summer we’ve been having it’s been a sun up to sun down affair! Family, friends and a whole lot of fun! And the beach!
And here are my pictures… So I can re-live the moments… In the spare few moments I have! Happy summer everyone, I hope that you are having as much fun as we are!
The days are full and long and happy and I am so thankful! I just wish I could pack more in as there’s so many things that we haven’t done! The Go Go Hares in Norwich and BeWILDerwood for one but alas… Can’t do everything! So Saturday we are off to Cornwall and then a week later we head for Spanish waters. I will rest when we are there and do nothing much at all! Ha… As if!