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Ah! That’s much better…

As usual, even though I’m on holiday, my day started with a few yoga moves to get me moving, followed by consulting my Angel Oracle cards. As it was Sunday, I did a three card draw to take a look at the week ahead. I usually ask the question ” What’s the underlying principle for this week?”

The card relating to the present was the Ocean. The corresponding explanation goes on to say I am very connected to the ocean and need to spend more time near the sea. I agree. Just as well I am holidaying in a cottage by the sea and have come equipped with wet suit and body board!

Needless to say, I didn’t need much more encouragement to head off to play in the waves. The sea temperature has not warmed up much and I was the only brave soul out in a shortie suit. Everyone else was in full suits, shoes and gloves. That’s the benefit of being an intermittently hot woman. Hot flushes can be so useful, providing my own heating.

As usual, I lost track of time and had to be dragged out to eat lunch. After a post-lunch stroll along the shore, I was back in, this time with a new toy. I got a waterproof GoPro for my birthday and this was the first opportunity I’ve had to test it out. With the camera strapped to one wrist and my body board strapped to my other, I headed off into the waves again. The swell had increased to over 6 feet… way over my head, but I felt exhilarated swimming out over them, catching waves back into shore.

All too soon it was time to head back to the cottage. Not a hardship when you consider the view! The video I captured while boarding was hilarious. A mix of me woohooing or being tumbled off my board.

I wonder if the family would mind moving here?

Happy Monday my lovelies xx

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You are never too old to play!

I was planning to write a post on the mind-body connection before I went on holiday but life got in the way and before I knew it, I was off to sunny Cornwall for a week. And what a week it was. The weather was unusually warm, well warm enough to wear a shorty wetsuit and take the plunge with my bright pink boogie board. I’ve always fancied the idea of surfing on a long board but my ability to balance on a thin piece of moving foam is limited. If I wanted to spend most of my holiday upside down in the sea, towing said foam board then that’s the sport for me. 

I much prefer the more easily managed boogie board. Very little balance is involved and yet you can still experience a rush of excitement when you catch a wave perfectly, rushing headlong to the shoreline, giggling hysterically all the way. In my opinion, there’s nothing better for reenergising the soul. I get so absorbed in watching the waves, waiting for the perfect one, that I can be in the sea for hours, before a family member will have to drag me out for a break.

This year was no exception. Sporting a brand new shorty wetsuit, my trusty board attached to my wrist, I sped off to the waters edge, splashing in like a kid. The benefit of going on holiday when school is still in session is that I had the beach and the swimming section mostly to myself. Just as well my audience was small. I let out quite a squeak as my legs registered the near-freezing water. 15 degrees never felt so cold. Undeterred, I pushed on through the shallows and into the waves. Watching the waves form and rush towards me, I braced myself, picked the moment and went for it. This time my voice was a mixture of shear joy and shock. What a wave! I was propelled all the way to the shallows. 

It’s moments like these that live on in my memory, long after I’ve returned back to normal life and found myself stuck for a topic to write about. When work becomes irritating and I long for the sound of the seas, all I have to do is close my eyes, bring one of those moments to mind, and smile. 

Who cares if I smirk to myself as I sit at my work station? Not me. It irritates my work colleagues, who are never quite sure what I am plotting next.

Hooray! I have found something to write about after a three week absence.