Today, I’m continuing my pictorial tour of our recent trip to Norfolk. If you missed Part I, not to worry.
Next on our to-do list…
3. Go to Salthouse Beach. Buy a really good Americano from the man with an espresso machine in his van (seriously). Sit on the pebble beach. Realize your lifelong dream of finding an unbroken dried starfish. Watch your child play. Shed a little tear (really) at how completely and utterly blessed and loved you feel in this moment.
4. Drive to Holkham. Walk to the beach that Gwyneth Paltrow strolled along in the final scene of Shakespeare in Love. Play in the sand. Take a family photo.
Sometimes there’s so much to do, that going somewhere with no wifi and really bad mobile phone service is the only thing that can make you stop and remember that this – this – is your life.
Staying up late watching football and eating chocolate.
Waking up early to your toddler, who has learned to copy his dad, shouting, “Faif! Faif!”
Sitting on a beach with a cup of coffee for hours. Shedding real tears because this moment is a gift, and you have done everything not to deserve it.
This life is beautiful.