I don’t know if it’s because I barely look at my calendar any more (there’s not really anything on there these days to be looking at!) but the end of the month has sort of caught me off guard.
It just seems to have come around so quickly.
September has passed in a bit of a blur as we’ve all tried to adjust to the children being back in school and all the new rules and routines that have come with that this year.
They’ve been back for almost 4 weeks now and I’m so proud of how they’ve adapted to all the changes.
I think we’ve all found this past month quite tiring though, so our weekends have generally been quite quiet so everyone can have a chance to rest and relax a bit. We have had a few trips out to the beach though, making the most of the slightly warmer days for walks along the seafront.
The chilly weather has well and truly arrived now though, and it’s about time to pack up the sunhats and caps and dig out all our bobble hats, gloves and scarves from the airing cupboard.
I love the beach during the colder months, possibly even more than I do in the summer. It’s so much quieter and I love wrapping up and being blasted with the sea air on those wild and windy days!
We’re in local lockdown here in Swansea, for who knows how long, so we’re not allowed to leave the area for the time being. Honestly though, that doesn’t really make much of a difference to us, we don’t tend to leave the area that much anyway!
I am just so glad that I went to visit my family in Kent when I did back in March, because the way things are going I’m not sure when we’ll be able to get over there again.
For now though, we’ll just focus on being grateful for being where we are.
We have the beaches. We have the parks. We have each other.
I think October will be another quiet month of seafront walks, chilly scoots around the park and cwtching up together at home, all of which sounds pretty nice to me right now.