For some slightly insane reason, whilst the sun was shining this weekend, I decided that it would be a good idea for some friends and I to have a picnic....somewhere we could dangle our toes in the water, feeling a bubbling stream running over bare feet....however time was pressing and the closest water is the sea and so we ended up at Broughty Ferry beach which is only about a 10 minute drive from home.....and after the 10 minute walk from the sand dunes to the water's edge (the tide was way out) I didn't just paddle - I took a swim.
19 degrees (66) outside and I decide to take a swim. It's the first time in about 15 years that I've swum in the sea in Scotland and surprisingly it didn't take me ages to submerge - and we swam for about 15 minutes in the cold cold water..... I think once I'd gone numb it didn't feel nearly so bad ;o)
The picnic afterwards was great - it wasn't just any picnic, it was a Marks & Spencer's picnic (probably only raising a smile from the Brits amongst us).
We didn't stay too long as the pesky sea haar rolled in off the sea and engulfed us.....time to retreat to a garden 50m inland where the haar didn't reach!
My latest blankie arrived with it's new owner a few weeks back and her mum posted about it....I am so glad it arrived safely and that they liked it!