Tuesday, January 12, 2016


I've been out the door before 7am for the past week - Percy pyjama-clad in his pram, me walking and thinking and sweating. It makes for productive and creative days.

We're in the thick of summer right now; mornings at the beach, an abundance of stone fruit and watermelon, beach towels that don't quite dry before they're needed again. There's an inflatable crocodile in the backyard that spurts water down a slide, salt in our hair, sand in our beds and, come dusk, cicada song - shrill and nostalgic.

There's only a couple of weeks left of holidays before we are back into the swing of school routine. But summer will linger for a good few months yet and I intend to savour it - even when the house is sweating and the mosquitos are biting.

I can't help but think that all these swimming, sweating, fruit-salad eating days are what the best childhood memories are made of. Percy won't remember the amount of sand he ate or his first taste of mango but he may, just may, remember the bliss that is falling asleep on the sand, the ocean singing in the background.


  1. Your shots are always so lovely x

  2. Hi Jodi. Do you take your children to the beach on your own or does your husband go too? I'd love to go out with my boys more but the thought of it on my own terrifies me. I've got a 2yr old and a 7 month old. Xx

  3. I wish I was there...it's cold here in Yorkshire. The heating is on and we are in full on comfort food mode.

  4. There is such a calming feel to this post

  5. Oh Jodi, reading these words makes me feel that I haven't done enough! I love that summer feeling but like one of your other readers mentions above I'm just not at the level to handle my 3 year old & 6 month old at the beach!


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