We spent the weekend in Hull with friends, at their housewarming/Halloween party and generally enjoying a bit of a catch up. Oh how I missed this lovely lady.
Anyhow, Halloween-ing and Lorraine's delicious baking. The children helped with the icing. ;)
And three little Witchlings ready for a party. Rowan has *not* in fact got over her sheer blind terror at people in masks. Dave's wonderful work colleagues and friends were so sweet about it, and took off their masks for her. Well, she was hiding in the living room refusing to say hi to them at that point, a pitiful little quivering ball of frightened two year old hiding in my arms.
She warmed up to everyone after that, and was soon telling anyone who would listen, "Look, I has got a costume too! Look a- my pretty dress, has spots on it, has a bow on it!"
Jenna stayed up til the early hours, bossing the adults around and playing Rock Band (she sang Bohemian Rhapsody all by herself and knew all the words). *proud* The next day we cleaned up after the party, played a dance game for a bit, and then went off for a lovely walk on the beach.
The weather was surprisingly mild and the beach was beautiful.
Beach art Mermaid.
I love the sea. I need to breathe the salt air, and watch the waves.
I feel so much better, more centered and peaceful. I've been cared for by friends, chatted, been Sarah-myself not just Sarah-mama, had moments of alone beachcombing, related to the children somewhat more calmly now we're all feeling better, and generally had quite a holiday for saying it was barely two days. :)