On Thursday I had just about the best weekday morning possible. Katie and I walked the big kids to school, popped back home to collect the car and Susie and then set off for Gullane beach. I had planned a wee walk and a play but we were having so much fun that it was well over two hours later that we made our way back to the car. We started out with Katie in the backpack and went east along the beach and then around the headlands on the wee coastal path. It was a mild (ish) day, with not much wind and I could have walked and walked. Katie chatted and bounced and Susie ran and ran. It would be hard not to have fun with those two for company. Susie is a lovely wee dog – my mum calls her Scamp. She has such a scruffy, happy, cheeky face, and personality, that Scamp suits her perfectly. She’s not dissimilar to Katie!
Much as I would have liked to have kept going we had to turn back in the end. Once we were back on the beach Katie was freed from the backpack and had a marvelous time playing with Susie (they are such good friends) and playing in the sea. Needless to say she finished completely soaked (actually, they both did!). I ended up taking off most of her clothes and she had very soggy vest, socks and wellies by home time. I did remember a change of clothes though, and a banana for each of us – sometimes being the fourth has it’s benefits…..your mum, occasionally, remembers to be prepared!