Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Winter time on the beach...

Its been two months now since my last visit to the beach and with all the snow we have had I have been pretty accepting of the fact that beach weather it is not.  The time has come however when I feel that little place in my soul is crying out for the wind in my hair, the sand beneath my feet and the breathtaking awesomeness of the sea...So me and my guys are going to take a little trip to the seaside this half term, we have our waterproofs and wellies already put aside, the flask is ready and the hot chocolate and marshmallows have been bought in readyness to take with us our little adventure.


With this in mind I have been backing some fabric with an old piece of oil cloth that I no longer use, its not perfect but it will keep the cold and wet off our bottoms as we sit and take in the fresh air and drink our warming chocolate...  Its as easy as four seams and cutting all around the edge with pinking sheers so it does not fray... if it works OK I might give some thought to a more professional looking one with bias bound edges when I return as I have an unhealthy collection of oilcloth and plastic table covers that I have collected over the years ever since children came into my life... 

I have a gift for my older child this holiday, a new camera, a much better one than his previous one  and I am looking forward to spending some one to one time with him and our camera's as I try to train his eye and get him used to the feel of his new toy.  A gift that I hope he will hold to his heart and will always carry with him through his life, not the camera but the skill. I hope as my Dad inspired me I hope to inspire my child with the same love of pictures, capturing a moment in time, a memory, something to trigger off the senses, smells, sounds and taste's of that moment...

Just a few days of school left now then its some quality time with my babies and all the things we love... Time together, time outdoors, creating, eating, walking, chilling and time on the beach...

OF TOPIC... Check out this song, Yael Naim New Soul (Click on to the coloured words for link). Its a beautiful and very simple song, I love everything about it, the video especially makes me smile... such a wonderful HAPPY little song...  

9 comments:

bekimarie said...

I hope you have a lovely time, i'm sure you will.
Enjoy
Takae care
Hugs
Beki xxx

Kitty said...

Have a wonderful time Suzie! x

Moogsmum said...

I hope you have a wonderful time. I love the beach in winter :-)

xxx

Caroline said...

We have wind and we have beach - come visit!!
Have a great time away with your boys - hope that you have good weather for being outside lots and finding lovely places to go.
xxx

Jacoline (Lien) said...

enjoy your time, i'm sure it will be a great time . The beach is the best place to go!!
I loved the song.

Sal said...

Have a great time..hope your son loves his camera!!;-)

Jane said...

Hope you have a lovely time on the beach and lots of fun with the camera. I love mine and am always taking pictures. Jane x

Nell said...

Yael Naim's song is featured in an apple commercial here in the States. I had to search it out and download immediately since it put a little bounce in my step.

PrincessPea said...

Have a great time! I agree, winter beaches are such special places! We're spending time on the Dorset coast this half term.