The children and I always look for and bring home souvenirs from the beach.
Luckily, it's a fertile hunting ground.
It's not unusual for me to have to shake out my bag when we get home to dislodge the sand, pebbles and shells which they've picked up on our visits. My handbag is permanently gritty.
Like hunting for sea glass, the pleasure is always in the finding, in the process. Bella and Angus like to search for treasure as much as I do and delight in finding the most colourful stone or unusual shell, which they'll hold up to their ears to so that they can hear the sea.
I've only ever found one piece of sea glass on this beach, but what we do have here is shells. At a first glance, everything looks the same. Brown, grey, white. It's a shingle beach and is only sandy at low tide.
But then when you sit down and start to look closely, all sorts of colours and shapes emerge.
And I like the way that, on the outside, all you see are quiet and demure tones of brown and cream and white, but turn them over and they glow as though they were lit from within.
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