Friday, 24 July 2009
3 went mad in Borth!
Just wanted to say thank you to all those who drop into my blog. I've been amazed at the generous spirit of the blogging community and thrilled to share in your thoughts, hobbies and beautiful photographs. I love to receive your comments and try to respond to them all.
I'm having a few days now with my daughter who has just returned from her "post GCSE" holiday, youth hostelling with a couple of friends in Borth, Wales (first time away without adult supervision so lots to prove - on both her side and mine!).
She came back last night carrying a bag of washing nearly as big as my shed, tired and emotional but, I think, really pleased that they had achieved this with no major trauma. (Hey - getting connections in Birmingham station unaided is a major triumph in my book!)
Despite the rain they had lots of fun specialising apparently in "welly walks" across the beach and scaling vertical sand dunes - I thought that was a contradiction in terms but it is a long time since I've been to the Welsh coast! (Penmaenmawr 1979!)
It's lovely to think that although they think they are "all grown up" at 16, messing about on the beach in their wellies provided such lovely memories and shows a delightful innocence and joy for life.
For me it was time to loosen those apron strings and trust her - and do I have a lot of apron strings to loosen!
Have a great weekend everyone!