What is it about being at the beach that makes you feel so good?! I took the kids to the beach for lunch and a play today and we came home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The last two days have been warm enough for me to go swimming - like right in! It felt so good, whenever I go swimming in the ocean I get this overwhelming sense of connection. Connection with myself and those around me, connection with nature, and as the water rolls around me I feel as if I am connected with every part of the world. Isn't it amazing that the water I am standing in has traveled around the world? Anyway, I'm rambling on. There was no swimming today, we ate our lunch and I read my magazine while Oscar played in the sand and chased the crabs. Oscar was drawing in the sand and asked me to come and draw with him, so I did. He saw that I was writing something and started scribbling some little characters then ran over to me exclaiming, "Mum, five and six!" pointing to his writing! So cute.