Stressed from the impending move, Adam took a personal day and we ran away to the sea. It wasn't gorgeous out, but the rain was intermittent and never more than a drizzle. The beach was quiet and rocky, with an amazing variety of sea glass like we had never seen before. The children climbed and dug, explored, splashed and were free. We picked and searched and chatted, shared our finds and held hands. In the end the children stripped to their knickers and shorts and got in the water with their jumpers and winter hats still on. After they were finished we went to the car, sandy, soaked and salty, where we changed to warm, dry clothes and headed home.
And life was beautiful.