I think we all have a place that is special to us. For me, one of those places is the Suffolk coast. Growing up, I spent many holidays staying with my granddad who lives a few miles away from Thorpness and Aldeburgh. During my formative years, these idyllic pockets of the sleepy east coast have remained relatively tranquil even during the tourist seasons. I love returning year after year. We stay with my granddad and his wife in their beautiful bungalow, which has over an acre of ground brimming with fruit trees and wildlife. It’s a slower pace of life, you can press pause and unwind. It’s not hard. Especially as…
Follow my blog with Bloglovin I took Jack for lunch earlier this week and I was stunned when he started recounting a holiday we went on well over a year ago. He would have just turned two-years-old at the time, but he was very insistent that he remembered ‘splashing’ in the sea, playing with the Barbies in the caravan and going to the ‘noisy bit’ (slot machines). It reminded me that the happy memories of holidays last a lifetime. This is why holidays have been called “happiness anchors” and crucial for our children’s emotional development.