Here are some photographs of me taken on Hove seafront and beach, where I spent a lot of my time as a young child. The first photo is me with my Dad and my teddy bear. It is taken along Hove Lawns, which is an area of grass between the seafront and the main road along the seafront. The next photo is me in my pram in the same location. and at the bottom is me on the beach. I was (and still am!) very fair skinned and I burnt easily. I remember the afternoons spent on the beach, paddling in the sea which is cold all year round, and playing with the pebbles. It was quite some time before I realised most beaches have sand. I soon learnt to walk on the pebbles and to somehow make myself comfortable sitting on them. Happy memories.
I often go walking by the sea, I was there this morning. It was a rainy morning, but there are always people about, dog walkers and mothers pushing prams, the occasional jogger. The sea was so calm, it made me feel serene and happy and when I came home I was able to carry on with my writing again.