I grew up by the seaside. In the summer holidays we went to the beach pretty much everyday and spent a lot of that time messing about on lilo’s in the waves. In my head is was always hot and sunny although my mum tells me it really wasn’t.
Days by the sea make me think of Cornetto’s, hot tar pavements burning your feet, the hum of planes in the sky, the yes and no game, salt and vinegar smells in the air from the chip stalls, greengages, egg sandwiches, Robinsons squash warmed by the sun, Nina’s gift shop, lilo surfing and Mint Feasts. Happy times.
I lived in London for nearly 10 years of my adulthood and as much as i loved it i knew it would never be our home. Family for me is all about the seaside and i wanted to create the same happy memories i had for my own children. So cutting it fine at, 36 weeks pregnant, we made the move down and haven’t looked back.
We got married down here and our two beautiful boys were both born on floor 13 of Brighton hospital overlooking the pier.
Little F absolutely adores the sea, he wades in right up to his neck and loves building sandcastles and rock pooling. Baby s is too young for all of that but so far he loves eating the stones and listening to the crashing waves.
So living where we do, do we take it for granted or wish we were elsewhere? Never….well maybe a little when the seagulls are nesting on the roof and waking us all up at 4am!
I was tagged in ‘Do you like where you live?’ by the super funny Cas at Mummy Never Sleeps – pop over and check out her beautiful post. The original idea is from notSupermum who has itchy feet and is eager to find out if people are happy with where they live, or if they fancy a change.
So to give her a helping hand i will pass this onto the fantabulous Wife, Mum, Student Bum, Little Steps, Three Years & Home, Hove Actually, Daddy, City girl gone coastal, Emma & Alfie’s World, Heart Mammi and LolliesLand Looking forward to hearing all your thoughts!
**************P.S. My new book The Catastrophic Friendship Fails of Lottie Brooks is out on the 3rd March 2022! It's aimed at 9-12 year olds and you can buy it here :)