Just before Christmas, Graham started a new job. It’s meant a whole new routine for us all – lots more walking because he has the car and having to think carefully about leaving enough time to do all the school runs.
On his first day at work, Benjamin and I went for a wander down to our favourite little cafe at the harbour in Rhyl. It’s only a ten-minute walk and we go there a couple of times a week for a hot chocolate and to watch the boats. Sometimes, if we are lucky, we get to see the bridge lift up to see a boat go under. It was a lovely, sunny day so instead of heading straight home after our drink, we took the scenic route home along the promenade, stopping off to collect some seashells for our candle vase.
It was the first time I had taken Ben out and spent some time just with him on his own since we’ve moved to Wales, and it was really lovely. He loves going down to the beach and we spent a very happy half hour climbing the sand dunes and looking for pretty seashells and interesting stones.