35. Lepe Beach
Strolling along the beach, breathing in the salty sea air, watching your children run ahead, throwing pebbles in to the sea and poking seaweed. Is there a nicer way to spend an afternoon at the weekend?
We live just a couple of miles from the beautiful Lepe Beach in the New Forest and it's somewhere where I really enjoy spending time, with the family or even on my own. It's where I walked in early labour when I was expecting Kitty, to get things moving along. That day was wild, windy and rainy, I waddled along one way and then back again, stopping every 8 minutes to rest through contractions. That wasn't the only time I had been on the beach in wilder weather, remember the time I ran into the sea for the Save the Children Blog it for Babies campaign? That was there. Brrr.
This time, it was a warm Autumnal afternoon...