I'm counting down the days until the school holidays. I can't wait to have my girl home with me again. But for the moment we grab every opportunity to go to the beach. It's a sure sign that summer is on it's way when our house (despite my best efforts) starts filling up with sand again. Sand on the bed, sand on the floor, sand in pockets, sand in hair, sand in shoes we haven't even taken to the beach.... Alas, It's a small price to pay considering the joy that our seaside frolics bring to the children.