The summer holidays were pretty wet. Wet and dreary which can be a tricky combination when you have two kids at home. I spent a couple of days at mum’s cottage with a friend and her three children a couple of a weeks ago. It poured so we hibernated, drank lots of tea, treated ourselves to some cake from the local shop and when it all got a bit stuffy, we took daring trips to the beach, braving the elements here and there to give ourselves a good airing. I could live by the coast – something so healing about the beach and all that lovely countryside. Preferably in a warmer climate though!