A Day Off

I know that, probably, I work too hard. 

I work most days. I work most nights. I don't get enough sleep. I don't have enough time for my friends or my family. But sometimes, you need a day off. It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how, as my best friend likes to say.  

So today we went to the beach. 

We wrote messages in the sand, and built treasure chests filled with jewels. We found shells and pretended they were swords. We took our shoes off and felt the sand between our toes. Not for too long, mind, it was freezing cold. 

We ate sausages and watched the sun go down, through the drizzle, then came home and dried off in front of a fire. 

It was fun.

As I put Flea to bed tonight, she said to me, "Mummy, I had such a wonderful day." 

So did I. 


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 27th October 2011 / 11:55 pm

    Beautiful pictures, your daughter is adorable.
    Glad u had fun Sally even if it was cold.xx

  2. 28th October 2011 / 12:44 am

    Gorgeous – just absolutely gorgeous. Couldn’t you just squeeze them to bits – they always saw the right things to make you want to do that.

  3. Domestic goddesque
    28th October 2011 / 9:53 am

    Sounds like you both really needed a day out/off. As Nickie says, it’s the free stuff that turns out to be the best. How do you get here hair to look so perfect though???

  4. 28th October 2011 / 9:56 am

    ain’t that the truth. Except a Macbook Pro. I think you have to pay for those…

  5. 28th October 2011 / 9:57 am

    The one and only plus side to having straight, fine hair is it just looks like that.

  6. 28th October 2011 / 10:05 am

    Gorgeous indeed. Love the bit about needing to know how to have fun. Sometimes I forget I love that kids never do.

  7. 28th October 2011 / 1:26 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely day, I love days like that – we don’t have them often enough though.

  8. 28th October 2011 / 5:04 pm

    In other words they’ve embarrassed themselves quite enough for this decade thank you very much.

  9. 28th October 2011 / 5:18 pm

    Flea is adorable! x It must be cherry on the cake when she said that she had a lovely day, so sweet! Hope you had a great break 🙂

  10. 28th October 2011 / 8:25 pm

    It’s just the best when they appreciate it all – brilliant.

  11. Sparkle and Co
    31st October 2011 / 3:07 pm

    Voilà!!! I wish my baby could talk and tell me this kind of thing 😉