It has been a few weeks since the children and I returned from our adventures abroad and oh what a shock! From the moment our jet lagged bodies arrived at Heathrow it has been all go. Adjusting back to normal life has been really tough for me, the kids soon got back into school (slight delay for Oli) and have also gotten stuck into our incredible new life on the Rame Peninsular. I grew up here so coming home has been wonderful, seeing the children going out rowing in the gig has made me reminisce of my childhood here in Cawsand. Liz is dancing with the same lovely and super energetic teacher I had and she is so very happy. They have also both joined the local rugby club and are super keen to be a part of the team and do their very best. I really couldn’t be more proud or happy of what such wonderful and inspiring big little people they have become and I feel certain that coming here has been the right move. It will be even better once Mum and Dad get home, they are still sailing the high seas of the Pacific and will be returning via here there and everywhere.
For me it has been quite an adventure getting the kids settled, house hunting and also trying to work out what I am going to do. I have also felt a little low at times but only for a while and probably just because after a massive adventure like we have just had it does take a bit of getting used to normal life (and I haven’t yet established normal). It is a great thing to be surrounded by lovely familiar faces, some of whom I haven’t seen for years and some have always remained good friends. Getting into the sea nearly every day is so good, it did take a while to get used to the temperature difference however. I have also joined the gig club and getting out rowing has been fantastic, what a lovely group of ladies. Having the kayak sitting waiting on the beach is also brilliant, sneaky ealry morning paddles are becoming a thing!
You all know how keen I am on Marine Conservation and I am still very much involved with British Divers Marine Life Rescue and of course Rame Peninsula Beach Care. In addition to helping on the beach cleans I want to start a project in Cawsand Bay looking at life under the sea and why it is so important to protect what we have here. The whole area is a Marine Protected Area so it is super important we look after it. I think the best way to get folks involved and talking about any environmental issue is help them realise what we have and why it is so important. We are so lucky to live in this unique and beautiful spot!