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13 Aug 2011: Rye



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The Relationship With Sand

Initially Kai found sand a shocking experience. His feet became mired in a soft, dry patch as he came upon the Camber Sands beach and, as children do, he cried and stopped moving. By the time we left, he was up and about, and loving the dunes with the sand invading his shoes and parting his toes.

Which meant I had to start loving the sand again too. Children are an excuse for serious grown-ups to have fun. You should listen to the voices I use when I read books at bedtime, stories that Kai still doesn't understand.