The weather has been so good this week so naturally work has suddenly gone crazy busy and we're stuck inside all day long. With the realisation that the clocks are going back this week - yay to more sleep, boo to less sun - we all kind of freaked out a little and googled the time of the sunset for today. 8.40pm : there was still time for us!! After a last minute meeting at the very end of the day with a supplier, we ran (like literally ran) through the studio and down the stairs to the car park desperate to catch as much sunlight as possible. We concluded that Google clearly lied because the sun was already falling behind the hill but it's only a 5 minute drive to the beach and the sky was still all shades of orange and pink.
It was the first time I'd been to this beach near work. So far I've missed out on all of the beach lunches because only when the weather is so lovely did I have Spanish class through my break. But today I finally made it and it was one of the prettiest places I've been to. Perhaps the sunset helped but there were hills and grass and rocks and proper sand and everything was so perfect. It was so windy by the sea and yet so calm. Elin took off her shoes and went running around in the sand like a child high on sugar. But just being there, it was the best feeling. It was our release.
We had a drink in the one bar next to the road and we drove home in the dark. It was still early but already it was dark and I was surprised at how grateful I felt for our little after-work detour, chasing the last few minutes of light. I forgot how great a change of scene can be sometimes, just to break from the moment. And I forgot how much I needed it too - this release - and for those precious moments on the beach thinking about absolutely nothing but the picture in front of our eyes.