It was a simple enough start, electrifying to all small people and tolerable for the adults (oatmeal has rescued them). Mary Poppins is singing her heart out from the flat screen, and six little feet are dancing along.
When Grandma walked in with the bag of donuts, a small sweet thing dashed to fetch a plastic plate and holding it upwards, piped out 'A donut, peeze?'
The electric train sits idle for now, and little dolls are asleep in their 4 foot mansion. You see, the family will soon strap themselves into cars and head for the sea! At the kitchen table, son and son-in-law are plotting perfect surf locations. The pretty daughter sits folding laundry and overseeing the small dancing feet in front of her.
Kyle Cowgill, surfing Manhattan Beach
What will we do in this warm idyll? In this sun-and-sea getaway with loving and lovely people? I'm not sure, but one certain thing is that I shall be looking for a scone! It has been far too long, and surely in this brilliant spot the chances of finding a nice one seem quite high. Perhaps in a place with a white table cloth near the shore. Who knows?
I share these bits with you because you are my faithful readers, coming back to this space for whatever may have been placed here. Rather like a small, daily gift. A simple click! and it is unwrapped..
See you along the way!
photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithskeltonphoto/4282658246/">Keith Skelton - California Photography Workshops</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/">cc</a>