Happy to be home

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks here – last week saw us heading up to London for my first author reading event, and then this weekend we were in Cardiff for the rugby. Both were brilliant trips: travelling with Arthur is a bit more of a mission than it used to be, but it’s always worth making the effort to catch up with family and friends. However as I sit here now, tapping at the keyboard with a sleeping baby strapped to my chest and looking out over Torbay, there is no doubt that I’m very happy to be home.



This photo was actually taken last Thursday on our first day back in the bay after the London trip. We were on our way to Arthur’s fab baby music class up at Lupton House and as we were making uncharacteristically good time were able to stop for a stroll on Breakwater beach. The tide was low, revealing a huge expanse of pebbles and sand, and the calm sea lapped gently at the shore before disappearing into the mist. There was a man walking up and down with a metal detector – an image I’ve loved since my childhood, so full of promise and anticipation. There were a couple of other people with children and dogs, and Arthur loved watching them all running around.

We didn’t have time to stop for long, but it was so lovely to take a few minutes to breathe in the sea air. I think Arthur presumes that everyone gets to live in such a beautiful place, but after many years living in cities since my childhood in the Welsh countryside I’m not sure I’ll ever take it for granted. 


Linking up with Charly Dove at PODcast for What’s the Story?

15 thoughts on “Happy to be home

  1. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)

    So lovely to be so close to the beach, what a lovely thing as a child to grow up near the sea. I always wonder whether you take for granted what is on your doorstep if you love somewhere really lovely, but I guess you’re right and it depends where you lived before. Lovely, happy photo 🙂 xx #whatsthestory

    1. sophieblovett Post author

      I’ve wanted to live by the sea for forever so I hope I never take it for granted! It’s certainly going to create an amazing playground for Arthur as he grows up x

  2. Charly Dove

    Oh wow I love that photo, it looks like the best place. There’s always something calming about the sea and hearing the waves. We’re in the country but we used to go on holiday in Pembrokeshire when I was a child. There’s a random connection there somewhere! Such a wonderful post, thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory

    1. sophieblovett Post author

      I do love it here! It’s amazing to live so close to the sea. I love Pembrokeshire too – if we ever decide to move back to Wales it will be a strong contender… Thank you for the fab linky! x

  3. Coombe Mill

    When you live in a lovely place as you do it is always good to get back home. Nick & I had our last away night together at Torbay and enjoyed it there. (What’s the Story)

  4. Carol

    Another beautiful photo, did you take that one yourself?? I’m hopeless at taking photos, but yours make it look so effortless! When the weather is nice, this is truly a magical, peaceful place to live. (Thank you for the mention by the way, see you at music on Thursday!) xx

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