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Friday, 20 May 2016

Business and pleasure





One of the best things about this being self-employed malarkey is that there are no corporate rules to follow other than the ones we choose to make for ourselves.

This means that when my husband goes up to St Anne's on Sea on business, the dog and I can go with him and once his business is completed, we have time for ourselves - which is exactly what we did yesterday.  It looks quite overcast and the breeze was chilly at times, but the air was warm and it was just the right sort of weather for taking the dog on the beach (but only the part where dogs are allowed, of course!).

First, we fortified ourselves with breakfast eaten outside at our favourite beach cafe with the artificial grass-covered tables, and then we let the dog loose on the sand.

Oh, how he loves the beach!  He rockets this way and that, tail tucked in, head down and at speeds that would challenge a racehorse.  He loves doing the closest of fly-pasts, missing you by centimetres as he showers sand in his wake, barking with delight at the freedom.  He does handbrake turns in the sand, rolling over and over as he goes so fast that he can't stop, sploshes in the pools and digs holes, pulling excitedly at bits of seaweed or stick that are buried.  He's a very happy boy.

As for us, we enjoy the space and the emptiness.  We laugh at the dog's joyful antics and take our time walking back to the town.  It's not often that you can put the world on hold, and it wasn't for very long, but that was just what it felt like, and we were very grateful for it.  

Have a lovely weekend, whatever you are doing xx


18 comments:

  1. Ohhh, what a wonderful description of your dog on the beach, I can see him charging about enjoying himself. We had wonderful holidays at St Anne's when I was small - digging in the sand in waterproofs!

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    1. I think we had similar holidays to you when I was little, although we always went to Wales - I can remember paddling in my wellies one year because the sun forgot to come with us! xx

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  2. It was a really nice temperature for a walk on the beach yesterday, I only got as far as the beach huts, no running around with sticks for me on this occasion!

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    1. Perhaps you'll save your sticks for another day! ;-) xx

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  3. That breakfast looks absolutely delicious!

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    1. It really was - and of course food always tastes better outside! xx

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  4. Everything looks lovely!

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  5. Where, oh where, is the cafe with artificial grass on the tables? Must find it on my next visit!

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    1. It's the beach cafe past the beach huts - I don't know the name of the road, we just keep walking away from the pier past the small play park and the miniature train and you can't miss it! xx

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  6. Lovely pics. I am lucky enough to live in Lytham St Annes and love the beach and the Beach Cafe.... 😀 our dog loves the beach too. Hugs x

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    1. You definitely live in a lovely part of the world, Sue! xx

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  7. What a wonderful day you enjoyed! I love the idea of grass covered tables. I hope your weekend is off to a great start. We're off to a wedding today although we may May gray skies. Hugs, Pat

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    1. Hope you have a wonderful time at the wedding, Pat, and that the skies brighten up at the right time! xx

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  8. Mental health time is so important. I need to put my world on hold for a bit soon!

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    1. Yes, you do - starting up your own business can be exhausting so do make sure you look after yourself! xx

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  9. How lovely to spend an unexpected day at the beach! Before I went back to work I once spent the day in Weston-super-Mare when my husband had to be there for work. It gave me the wonderful feeling of having stolen a day out. I like the idea of grass-covered cafe tables!
    Cathy x

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    1. Yes! It did feel a bit like having stolen a day out - we're slowly getting used to the idea that we can make our own rules and that it's OK! xx

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