Well, it went from 15 deg. C to 28 deg. C almost overnight last week! One minute we were feeling comfortable and the next we were melting in the heat! So my lovely beach buddy called and suggested we go to … yes, you guessed it … the beach. It’s my most favourite place in the whole world and so on Saturday I packed all my beach stuff and off I went. Except a towel. I didn’t pack a towel! Thank goodness my beach buddy lent me one.
We went to a beach in Stanley Park called Second Beach where there is a pool also. At 11:00 am, the line up for the pool was very long and we weren’t prepared to stand in the scorching heat for 45 minutes – especially as we had my friend’s two granddaughters with us, so we decided to start off at the beach and move to the pool later on.
It was just beautiful with a cool sea breeze blowing and not too many people. The girls puttered around in the little rock pools looking for crabs and clams and making new friends, while my friend and I settled down and drank in the view. You can see the famous Sea Wall in the photo above.
I immediately felt everything relax. And so we talked and walked and ate and drank until we saw the line up at the pool going down and so we moved to the pool and cooled ourselves in the water.
It was such a wonderful day that we didn’t want to go home and, in fact, we extended our stay by 2 hours so we could enjoy some more. But sadly, it came to an end.
One of the best hair do’s I’ve had in a long time was when I came out of the pool with my wet hair slicked back. I jammed a hat on it, packed up and drove home. By the time I got there, my hair was dry and it just fell into perfect place. I have spent countless hours with a whole bunch of hair products, a hair dryer, a curling iron and a flat iron and it never looked as good as it did on Saturday. I honestly think we try to complicate things in our lives, over and over again. Instead of looking for the simple way the first time.
My garden has come alive with roses and daisies, geraniums and honeysuckle, climatis and a whole array of other things I have no name for. But the most prolific are the roses and so I picked some