Thank you for your lovely comments on the last post. Straight after the interview we packed the car and were away on mini break. We had a lovely few days in Wales and then we met up with our three sons in Chester to celebrate our eldest son's birthday (he's 28!!)
It's been a lovely break from the norm.
As we were walking along this beach I was pondering "Blimey I don't feel old enough to have a son turning 28." I am not worried by this, it just feels funny as I feel quite young!
Then I saw an elderly chap who had left his wheelchair on the promenade and walked a short distance on his walking stick to a large piece of driftwood on the sand. He sat down on the driftwood, quite alone on the almost deserted beach and proceeded to remove the shop wrapping paper on a brightly coloured children's kite and started to fly it joyfully.
He demonstrated joy in the moment and joy for the future. I hope I shall never lose pleasure in simple, happy things. He gave me much hope. ☺