One thing I have learnt since living in the North is that it truly is beautiful up here. There are so many hidden gems which is great for families with little ones looking for things to do. Whilst Barney was getting his hair cut, his hairdresser mentioned coming to check out the beaches at Tynemouth. So that we did. After waiting a while for the perfect weather day, we jumped in the car with a picnic and a bucket and spade and set off. After spending a good half hour driving in circles waiting for a parking space, we finally made it to the beach and wow… It really is so beautiful.
Ive always grown up living near the beach, so moving up here and having the beach pretty much on our doorstep again is just perfect.
I have a bit of a fear of the sea (to say the least). 9 years ago I had an accident which caused myself and another girl to nearly drown in the pitch black dark, high tide south coast sea. Luckily, i managed to save the other girl and save myself and am proud to say I received a life saving award for doing so. But, it still scares me to this day getting too close to it, especially on my own. Generally though, I adore the seaside. It takes me back to my childhood, spending endless summer hours with my two brothers crabbing or skimming stones into the calm flat water. I would spend at least one evening a week walking or jogging along the beach with my headphones in over looking the beautiful sunset that was going down over our lifeboat station. It was truly therapeutic.
I had so many great memories as a child being in the north at the beach and being down in the south. As did Barney, whether it was Southend or Brighton we love spending time there together. We even got engaged over looking Brighton beach. Its so magical that we are now able to pass our love for things and places over to Mila, to show her all the places we spent time as kids. She was so excited when we arrived, she couldn’t wait to grab her bucket and spade and get digging in the sand.
And of course there was time for a good splash in the water with Daddy…
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful these two ladies are? I couldnt have captured their relationship more perfectly, were literally the three best friends. I will cherish every part of my life with them, they mean the absolute world to me. I love you both, so very dearly.