The answer to feeling under the weather and in slightly low spirits is, for me, to go and find the sea which, thanks to our kind neighbours who let us stay in their holiday home every year and look after our cats as well, we were able to do.
We walked on quite a few beaches along and around the Llyn Peninsula and there are a lot more posts coming about all the things we have seen and done but for now we'll just have a wander up the cliff path at Borth y gest and look out over White Rock Sands - Black Rock sands are further around the headland.
Then we went down to walk along the beach at Borth y Gest, where we found rock pools
Footprints in the sand
Lots of seaweed
and loads of jelly fish washed up by the tide and trapped on the beach
I could gaze out over this view across the Glaslyn Estuary towards Harlech for ages; it is soothing, calm and pushes all those little niggles and anxieties to the back of your mind.
As we walked along the cliff path we passed the house below - it's for sale. Oh, if only! Just to have that view above every day!
I'm still not too old to have dreams and aspirations.