I have been blessed with two wonderful grand-daughters and there’s nothing I like more than when they come and spend a weekend with me at the beach – with or without their parents.
Jeanne has a strong creative streak and playing around with her as she makes whatever has popped up in her inventive young mind is a privilege. A couple of weekends ago she made a duct tape journal – we followed Diana Trout’s instructions. I have one to which I use all the time for shopping lists etc. I just put new pages in as I need them. And of course the beach is a wonderful source of materials. She made driftwood nests for the little felt birds she had designed – one for her and one for a friend.Meg is younger, nearly 4, and I think her favourite place is the beach – striding off through the grass blithely ignoring the established track or running up the sand dunes, jumping over the marram grass and sliding down again. This photo of the little trail blazer was taken last summer.What is your greatest joy?