The Perfect Moment

Most people say that the birth of their child or children was the happiest moment of their lives. For me, it wasn’t. 6.15pm on Monday 10th October 2016 was the happiest moment of my life.

It was a moment when every single doubt about moving 130 miles away from Birmingham to North Wales was erased from my mind. It was a moment when I watched the three kids playing without a care in the world. It was a moment that I will never forget.


We had had a busy day, registering at the doctors, doing some shopping and all sorts of boring jobs like that, as well as finishing off the unpacking. The kids were getting a little restless, and so we decided to head down to the beach after dinner for a walk and some fresh air.

I will no doubt say it a million times, but we are incredibly lucky to be living just a ten-minute walk from a lovely, quiet beach. We’ve been to it a few times whilst we were house hunting in the area and at any time of the day it’s gorgeous, but at sunset, it’s breath-taking.


Once you get over the little rocky bit, it’s beautiful soft sand, perfect for picnics and sandcastle building. We walked down right to the shoreline, and the kids skimmed stones across the waves. It was a perfect moment: the kids playing, the sun setting over the hills to the left, and the sound of the waves very gently crashing onto the beach. It was exactly why we made the decision to move, but I didn’t imagine for one moment it would be as perfect as this.

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16 thoughts on “The Perfect Moment”

  1. This is a lovely post and such a wonderful memory to have written down forever. I would love to live by the seaside. It must be amazing to follow and then live your dream! 🙂 x

  2. This is such a lovely post! What a great capture and yes I think you have definitely done the right thing. We not too far from the beach (about 20 minutes) and we go often – it is lovely that my girls can run free. I am looking forward to reading about all your new adventures! #countrykids

  3. Your photos are absolutely beautiful! Looks like you had good beach weather too. Would love to be able to get away even for just a few days, especially since it’s half-term, but my husband is just too busy 🙁 #countrykids

  4. What a fabulous moment too. I’m glad you are so happy with the move. It looks a perfect stretch of coastline. I hope you have many more wonderful moments on the beach with your lucky family. #CountryKids

  5. Ahh what a gorgeous post. Just over 3 years ago we did the same and moved to the seaside and we have never looked back, I hope you don’t too. Mich x #CountryKids

  6. Ah what a fabulous day… I love stoney beaches as you can get lovely photos!

    Coming along from #CountryKids…

  7. I love watching mine playing on the beach, we are lucky to have beaches near us, but they are all stoney. They all look very happy

  8. Small moments like this are truly the most magical and the ones we’ll always remember. It’s great that you managed to escape the busy schedule of moving house to explore the local area and enjoy some time as a family. It’s great to hear that the move has so far been successful, I hope you all settle in wonderfully!

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

  9. I can’t remember the first time I had that moment after moving to Cyprus, but I have had many over the years when I am so pleased we made the move. Wishing you all the best in your new home.

  10. Aww, that’s really lovely. Such a beautiful beach to be living close to. We made a big move 3 years ago-only 60 miles away but away from family and friends to an area where we didn’t know anyone and the children would have to start new schools on their own-it was the best decision we ever made.

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