Monday, 10 September 2007

Angels

Well what a welcome back to blogging, thank you so much for taking the time to actually comment. It amazes me that anyone reads my witter (as it does my family) the fact that you actually take time out of your own day to leave a comment really does make such a difference and for that I thank you so much. Well I have managed to read a couple of blogs this last week, and there is so much talk of Autumn. I have to say that I will be taken kicking and screaming into it as I so want this summer to continue just a little longer, after all, here in the UK we have only had a couple of weeks of it. SO I am still thinking outdoors, sunshine and playing with the children. Do not get me wrong, since my last post an amazing amount of sewing and knitting has been accomplished. I am sure over the next couple of days I will share with you the the products that my hands have been working on, especially my memory quilt for my cousin Linda, its finished... I also have my giveaway to do. But for now its a beach post once again. I love, I so LOVE this picture of my children, as most Moms do, I call my babes little Angels (and sometimes they are, but not always) to me this photo really captures the spirit of them from their Mommy's prospective. Holding hands, bare feet, outdoors and just so cute, yer I know I am biased!!!!
This weekend we took a trip in the camper van, I have a bit of a tradition in going to Wales for the start and end of the summer season. We packed up on Saturday morning and took the long drive to the coast. We got there early evening and went straight to our favourite restaurant and had a great meal outside. This trip we took an extra person, the children's Daddy came with us. After our meal we drove down to the beach, there was very little daylight left and the boys just ran straight into the sea, casting aside their shoes and shorts as they went. As soon as the chill hit the air the boys started moving around stones in the hope of a camp fire, sadly this was not to be and a damn was built instead, later we cuddled up in our blankets my older babe was sad to see very few stars and he commented on his wish for lots of stars, 'Mommy last time we came here at night you and I lay on the sand and made sand angels and looked at the stars.' Once again, how a child can touch your heart with words alone. Sadly our traveling partner is not a beach fan and it breaks my heart to see him try so hard to join in with something he just does not feel. We are all different, but the beach is such an important part of my life, I love the feelings and emotions it brings and I so want to share them. To see someone just not feel it is a sad thing indeed. I guess I am more reserved too so as not to come across and the silly Mom that I really am when playing with my kids.
I awoke before anyone else the next morning, I was also the last to go to bed for I sat and knitted and listened to Brenda's Cast-on podcast. The view that welcomed me was amazing, the beach, the sun rising and the silence, Oh so silent! We packed a picnic and headed to the beach, well two beaches, one is a wild beach with dangerous sea, but so amazing especially when you have it virtually to yourself. The second is a child friendly beach we dug out boats, swam in the sea and curled up in the tent. Again the boys Daddy watched the children play, but with the irritation of the sand and the chill in the air, it was not the amazing beach day for him that was for the children and me. You know when you care for someone and you really want to share with them your hopes and dreams and what makes you , well you!!! Sometimes it just does not work. I guess it works both ways, he is more into jumping off mountains with a bit of fabric to break his fall, flying in the sky without a parachute, the rush of adrenalin that he enjoys is the stuff of nightmares for me. Still for the children we do what we can in the hope that they get a varied zest for life.
We did manage to get him to pick up a few stones though when we went beach combing:-)
Now in case I had not tortured this poor man enough, on the way to the beach we made a diversion to Abakhan fabrics, it was a stop for a picnic and for me to stock up on fabric, after all I needed more, right? So I am off to wash it all and get it put in the stash all ready for action and a promise to you that the next following posts will return to the the works in progress. Forgive my beach time indulgence.

12 comments:

Tracy said...

Hello! My first visit here--love your blog! I look forward to coming back and reading more. Glad you had a great summer :o)

anne bebbington said...

I can identify with you there about your other half - my husband really, really struggles with classical music whereas I love it - we both like lots of other types of music so it's not a total problem but just occasionally I wish he could find the joy I do in it. When we were very first together we went to a performance of Handel's Messiah, my all time favourite and the ballet 'The Nutcracker Suite' my next favourite and I was so disappointed that they both left him totally and completely cold and unmoved - still it wouldn't do for us all to be the same and I guess there are things that he likes that I only just tolerate. It may be the case that as your two grow older and your personal influence on them changes they might follow their father's interest more avidly - fascinating to see how our children develop isn't it?

Isobel said...

I so love the first picture.
So cute!
x

Queen of the froggers said...

The picture of your angels takes me back to times as a child me and my sister used to run in and out of the hose spray! Great fun!

Monkee Maker said...

Your beach photos are gorgeous, you're such a talented photographer - you seem to have "the eye"!

And why are your family amazed that we take time out to comment? The cheeky sorts!

I love Wales too, and the beaches, but like your travelling companion I get twitchy if we're there too long. Mind you, I'm not into jumping off mountains either!

French Knots said...

Sounds like a great trip, even if some parties are less enthusiastic about the beach! It's the same in my family too.
I've not been to Abakhan for years, it's not too far from me so I must get over there again, thanks for the reminder.

sarah said...

It's chilly here today, so it made me realize how much I love fall. I hope the summer hangs on for you, but for me, I'll take the fall!

Caroline said...

Well, here at least it seems as though the summer is continuing for a bit (YIPPEE!!). Once again you have got some lovely beach photos - are you sure you don't work for one of those glossy house and country type mags on the side?! Look foward to seeing your Abakhan bargains - I really am jealous that you can get there.

A Fanciful Twist said...

Oh, please, take my summer. here you can have it, all 113' degrees of it. Here you go, no no, you said you wanted more summer, here, here you go, take it, take it lady! Hahahahaa. I long for the beach. This is torture!!! I want the ocean touching my toes!! xoxoxoxo

Nell said...

Great picture. They really do look like angels.

sarah said...

I love the beach too and would dearly love to live by the coast. But, like yours, my partner is not a fan and finds it all a bit of an ordeal! And I want more Summer too, but it's decidedly chilly in Norwich today. Love your photos and I'm loking forward to seeing your new work.

weirdbunny said...

I have a sister in law who took her children camping for the whole summer every year. However my brother in law would make the odd visit to see them and then he'd have to say the night in a near by hotel. So weird how some people just don't 'get' camp and beach life !