We've been talking about moving to Scotland a lot recently, our friend in Edinburgh sends us weekly property updates (we didn't ask, she's just a delight). But sometimes it's hard to imagine packing up to start elsewhere.
Before the charity shop yesterday I went for a walk on the beach. The rabbits were well stocked with ice bottles, coolpacks wrapped in wet towels, drinking water and a fan. It was still hot when I got home but not hot, the buns were sitting next to a frozen bottle and weren't unhappy at all. I didn't have a water bottle to cuddle, so I had a nice cup of tea instead.
I didn't quite reach the sea, although plenty of others were enjoying the water, but I did make it out the end of the pier, then I was off to the very hot shop! We chatted to a man for quite a long time, he told us all about changing his life after the 7/7 bombings in London, where he had been a train driver. He now spends his time travelling around, but returns to a different part of Britain each summer. This year he chose Lancashire. We nattered about bucket lists, following your dreams, putting down roots, being a free spirit and creating the life you want wherever you are. It was really nice to have such a refreshing, positive conversation.
This morning we have beautiful rain and thunder, I love it
Here's the first little glimpse of the pebbles we bought to replace the lawn, that area is far from finished, but it's a good start.