Monthly Archives: August 2013

A step back in time

When I was a little girl we would go to the seaside for two weeks every year as a family. We would have day trips to local sights, spend days on the beach and generally enjoy time together. This is me back then!

Last week we took our two children to spend a few days as a family in Cornwall. We’re lucky enough to have relatives who live in Cornwall, so we were not only seeing family but also having what is best described as a good old fashioned British seaside holiday.

We went on the beach every day (even when it was raining), we ate fish and chips, we built sandcastles and we relaxed as a family. In an age where we sometimes wonder how a child could possibly manage without their computer games, endless toys and of course the soft play places, it was quite simply mesmerizing to watch our children having such simple fun – as I once had.

As I sat watching them digging holes and building castles (and periodically joined in!), I couldn’t help but enjoy the smiles on their faces and be reminded of my own childhood holidays to the seaside. My memories of beach holidays with my parents and siblings are some of the happiest memories of my childhood and, as I sat there watching our children play in the sand, my silent wish was that our children might treasure with fondness the memories we made as a family this holiday.

Lift off – the new blog site is finally here!

At last I’m ready to launch my new blog site! If that seems like a random sentence to start with then do read my previous blog post and all will become clear! Grumpy – me not the children

So anyway – here it is. Now when I say new blog, what I mean is – it’s a new site and it looks a weeny bit different, but it’s still me, it’s still about me, my family and life in general; and I still really hope people will read and comment.

I was waiting until I’d perfected the new site but I seem to keep finding new and exciting things to play with and change, so I’ve decided to go for it and here it is!

One key change to note is that I’ve added some new pages and in particular one which highlights all my favourite linky’s – giving a huge ‘big up’ to those bloggers who regularly give everyone a chance to link up and discover new amazing blogs to read. Go on…have a look!

I’ve also made sure that there is the option to subscribe to the blog (on the right hand side) and it’s easy to use…so why not subscribe and make sure you never miss another post.

That’s pretty much all there is to say for now, but do let me know what you think and for you bloggers out there….I’m really open to any hints and tips about! πŸ™‚

One final note – there is more to come, but I shall build it gradually as time and life allow πŸ™‚