At the weekend we headed out to a motor festival within the city we live in. It was free which makes it more attractive and it gives us something constructive to do. Plus, my eldest is at that age where he is constantly observing and working things out. At the festival most of it was outdoors with static exhibitions showing array of cars ranging from range rovers to old style jags. Jaguar industry has been done in coventry is there is that association and celevrating the industry. It also helps to show the motor industry history that out city has (Coventry). We visited Saturday with the glorious sunshine and a great buzzing atmosphere which was a perfect family day out. We explored all the different displays and my son was partial to the Barbie pink car (see below).
Hey readers, I really like the concept of writting about a word a week Linky by the lovely thereadingresidance. Here is a link if you want to know more – http://www.thereadingresidence.com/word-of-the-week/ So, therefore could not resist in taking part. My word this week is
I chose this word as luck would have it that there has been a bit of sunshine this week which inspired me to write about sunshine. I don’t know about you but for me as a parent with two small toddlers life can be diifcult trying to manage the role of motherhood with no manual. What I have found is when the weather is more brighter and the sun is shinning the days just feel more manageable. I know that the sunshine has amazing benefits on your well being and it is a known fact that increased levels of vitamin D found from spending time in the sunshine can help depression (which I have suffered for on and off for several years). The sunshine can really make your motivation increased and not to mention more days out in the open which is an added bonus. Also, levels of sunshine can highten feel good hormones (sertion, endorphins) making it all the better to face day-to-day exsistance and feel GOOD.
What I do particularly love about sunshine is the feeling of rosey checks and the warmth you get from sunshine. It may be down to the fact that one of many cherished memories is being in the garden as a child and feeling that sun-kissed feeling across you body whilst lounging in the sun chairs and just living in ‘the moment’.
Likewise one of my faviourite things to do in the sunshine is to lie on the grass barefooted and making objects with the clouds.
The sunshine gives me hope as it allows me to be free mainly because i am out more, feeling like I am doing more with my life and getting away from the misery of being inside. But ultimately sunshine makes me relaxed as everything is more bright and makes me want to indulge in retreating outside with a book and glass of ice cold ginger beer.
I would say the best time for the sunshine is the summer months when the days are longer and I have more energy and don’t dream about sleep as much. My body feels so good and relaxex with the sunshine. People generally feel more cherful and the atmosphere feeld more relaxed.
That’s why I love sunshine X
I found this experience a real eye opener to see my child in a different light when socialising with other children. I witnessed him be strong and stand his own ground towards the older children when he was brrning threatened. This for me was really lovely to see that he could think on his own two feet and stand up for himself. Not to mention his determination to see something through. Whilst i was I shaking like a nervous wreck while he slide down the fireman’s hose. He did it independently even if the older kids were trying to but him off because in relation to them he is rather small. They made comments such as ‘you can’t do that, your going die’. He did go down the hose nevertheless because no one is going to get in the way of his goal but also he had already successfully attempted it five times.
I just love how fierce my son is and though I look on in fear sometimes you just got to let them experience life and the dangers as that I’d what makes them stronger and grow as a person. That is it really but overall my son has been really inspiring to watch be his own person which make me so proud to call him my son.
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