I have been lucky enough not only to have this dress during half term, but also to have taken it travelling further as we enjoyed a brief stay in the south of Wales, that in itself is a fairly good life wouldn’t you say? More than the geography though this post encapsulates some of the best things in life, to my mind at least. My firstborn, no longer a baby but a teenager, the child who has helped me find my feet as a mother and a girl who is growing into such a beautiful person. I couldn’t be prouder of who she is. Not at all.
When I ask her to wear a dress for me to photograph she just shrugs and says ‘ok.’
A little later she says ‘I really love this dress.’
‘Let’s go to the beach in it’ I say…
I have always been drawn to the water, a swimmer since before I can remember. The day we visited Penbryn beach was calm and grey, cool and quiet. What struck me was how few birds there were here, the sky was empty. Not filled with the shrieks and cries of the gulls at home, the sound here was the gentle rumble of the breaking waves on the shore. The scent that of soft salty air with the odd gust of wind to throw strands of hair across our faces. Magical. We collected the rocks with the lines around them, wishing rocks, or near enough. A true wishing rock has a single unbroken line around it with no other lines at all. Folklore will tell you to keep it in your pocket, make your wishes on it, it will help them to come true…
After the beach we drove home (home for the weekend at least) and had hot tea and biscuits. The sun sets in front of the house, a glorious sight. Simple pleasures are by far and away my favourite, this was a day I will cherish for a long time, a day full of happiness and contentment.
Words by Julia of Humphrey & Grace
All words and images by Humphrey and Grace
I feel this instalment of the Goodlife dress travels has been the perfect antidote to what has been a grey and gloomy week. Julia's words and imagery of her darling daughter in the south of wales have taken me to a calming place I very much needed to visit. I hope you enjoyed it as much as me and feel compelled to visit her blog Humphrey and Grace for more inspiring posts.
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