Seize the day

Last night I missed a blog post after returning back late from a last-minute after school dash to the beach. Its a 45 minute drive, so it is hardly a scene out of ‘Home and Away’, but once there, it was bliss. No wind dead calm with clear views of the Isleof Wight across a sea as calm as amill pond.

The sun setting was the cherry on the cake of a beautiful evening. Hubby and I had a cuddle, while the children ate pizza and played. It had been a stressful week so we had brought down a bottle of wine to unwind. I didnt drive so had a bit too much and when we got home I passed out as soon as the children were in bed. A very unromantic end to a romantic evening.

Of course now, after a day apart – me with the children and hubby traipsing the countryside hunting a trailer for his firewood business, neither of us are in a particularly good mood mainly through exhaustion. When you are often apart, it gets to the point where all you want to do is sit down on your own and be quiet just o relax rather than converse with eachother. I am always slightly resentful of the fact he has had a day to himself, even if it has been to carry out a mundane task.

That is why a trip to the sea is good for the soul because facing the sea feels like all the stresses and strains of everyday life are momentarily behind you.

This blog is for Unicef.

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