Happy New Year – On Charmouth Beach
New Year’s Day dawned blue and bright here in the West of England and, after weeks of rain, we dragged our children out of bed and into the car to head for the coast.
Lyme Regis is our usual port of call for a quick jaunt, the chippy is reliable and we can sit on the beach chomping before wandering down to the limestone pavement for a bit of fossil hunting. However, the world, his wife and their offspring had the same idea and there was not a parking space to be found in all of Lyme. Mr Thinly Spread managed not to swear as we hunted high and low and I managed not to wet myself worrying whether the clutch on my poor old van would hold up to the steep hills.
We bolted and headed for Charmouth four miles away where we managed to bag the last 5 portions of chips from the battered shack on the beach. Careful not to get too close to the fresh mud falls from the cliff face we headed off to clear the Christmas cobwebs.
She suddenly looked like a girl who is nearly 13 rather than a girl who is only 12
The New Year blazed bright before us
And it looked good!
My heart lifted and I breathed crisp clean air. We came home with pockets full of fossils and heads full of dreams and plans.
Happy New Year to all who spent 2012 with us, we hope you’ll stay with us through 2013!
Happily shared with Country Kids