I know I won’t be alone in being devastated by what happened in Manchester on Monday night. There really are no words to describe what has happened and I know that a lot of people like myself are struggling to get their head around this happening in our country.
In a place where only fun should happen, not devastation. A place that was full of young children having their dreams come true to see their idol. I remember my dad taking my friend and I to see Take That when I was younger, he patiently sat outside while we were inside waving the banner we made and having the best time of our young life. This is what so many parents would’ve been doing that night, and my head can’t cope that some of them didn’t go home that night. Or they didn’t take their children home with them. How can that be?
It’s hit me so hard and I can’t really put my finger on why? I didn’t know anyone affected. But I’ve not been able to focus on anything this week, All my blog posts were scheduled ones and I’ve not been able to write. There hasn’t been anything to say.
Life has just kind of happened around me. I’ve snuggled the girls so much that they are begging me to let them go. I’ve said yes to pretty much everything the girls have asked for.
But, life is for living and I have a gorgeous family. I need to shake this feeling off. Today we took the girls to the beach, yes the sun had decided to not come out today (typical!), but the girls were desperate to go. We needed to get out the house and do something.
It was just what I needed. To hear Holly chat all the way there about how she was going to build the biggest sandcastle. And Alice telling me she can’t wait to go in the sea. Their excitement was infectious.
We found our spot and Andy put the wind break up, the best thing we brought in the winter sale last year. It literally saved us today. Holly didn’t even wait for us to set up before she was filling up her bucket with sand.
And it wasn’t long before Alice asked Andy to take her down to the sea. She insisted on putting her swimsuit on, even though we told her it will be freezing and she will only want to dip her toes in. Of course that is exactly what happened. But she was literally squealing in delight of running into the sea and back out again.
We had our picnic which had a lovely layer of sand over it thanks to the wind. We went to the park along the sea front and of course we had an ice cream.
Then we jumped in the car and headed to Bournemouth where Holly and I went on the merry-go-round. She loves them and always wants them to go faster, my little dare devil.
Andy and Alice then headed to the dodgems, it was Alice’s first time and Andy was like a boy again so excited to have a go. Thankfully Alice loved it, I was a bit worried as they do really bump at times.
After a long and fun filled day we headed home. The girls hair was all straggly from the wind and sand. Andy had panda eyes and I had my heart filled with love and memories.
These are the moments my girls will remember and it’s the ordinary moments that we are going to live and love…