As many of you know if I was cast away on a desert island the person that I would take with me is my hairdresser, Coralie. Not only does she help me in my constant battle against my advancing grey hair but she is a dab hand at handing out excellent and practical advice.
Last week was a bit shit. Don’t ask me to go into details. I did that on Monday while the Minx and I were at the hairdressers. Coralie is an intensely practical person. She listened to me having a bit of a whinge and said:
“This is doing you no good. Go home and have a think about 5 things that you are grateful for in your life“.
Then she changed the subject.
So I did. Today I took full advantage of a few of the things that I am grateful for, living in Sydney as we do.
One of those things is the beach, ten minutes drive away from our home.
The really wonderful thing about Sydney is being close to beaches.
I am at my happiest at the beach. There is something about the sound of the sea that calms me, energises me.
The kids are at their happiest and most creative there, away from the television and the fridge.
As I am sitting there today I realise that the thing about Sydney is – I have learned how much I love and need the sea. The sound, the smell and the sight of the tide going in and out. It’s an immutable thing, this ocean around us here in Sydney.
And it heals.
Beneath the mask of solidity that both we and the sea wear, there lies unpredictability, sensitivity, and power. There is much we can learn from the ocean.
Where: Ramsgate Beach NSW
When: 2 pm-ish
What: Mambo White Cotton Embroidered Sun Dress
Bond-Eye Yellow Bikini
(both via Ozsale.com.au)