I’m gonna miss this kid so much while we’re away! We’ve tried to explain how long we’ll be gone, that he can talk to his Aunties on skype whenever he wants.. I’m not sure he really understands though.
But he’s excited about the bears we’ll be seeing! And he’s asked us to send him ice cream, cars and a dolphin in the post.
Time seems to be ticking down faster and faster and while we’ve got lots of little important errands to run and things to tidy away, we’re now also trying to have a few moments of quality time to say goodbye to the people we’re going to miss the most.
This weekend just gone, I spent four days in Castlepoint with my sister, Alicia. Just hanging out, spending time on the beach, climbing rocks, eating, drinking and chatting.
These experiences feel more important when you know they’re your last chance for a year or more - they seem to have more quality and you take time to commit them to memory, so you have something to tide you over until next time.
Mum brought Sebastian and joined us for Saturday afternoon and stayed the night, so we got to have lots of fun with them too.
We celebrated Guy Fawkes day on November 5th with fireworks on the windless beach and a fair amount of cider.
And we spent a lot of time exploring the area, playing on the rocks and lounging on the beach.
We had an amazing time and Alicia is already planning her next trip to go back there. It’s a truly beautiful place.
While I was away, Louise spent the weekend at her mum’s place and helped her out around the garden. We both came back from our weekends exhausted, achey yet totally relaxed and happy.
We’re looking forward to the next 13 days, which will be filled with a lot of the same good times!
Just some of the people we’re gonna miss the most