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A Day At The Seaside - By Faris

Nanni has this amazing park. It's right on the beach and it's quite the most exciting park I have ever been to.

There were lots and lots of children there, I'm not sure why Nanni invited so many other children to her park but I expect she thought it would be more fun for the Twinkles and me to have company. The sun was shining on the sea, making it all sparkly, and it was so warm I didn't need the mittens which Nanni had knitted me. Mummy says they will come in useful before the winter's out. I plan to pretend they are the best present I have had since, well, Christmas - that should keep Nanni happy. It doesn't take much, I have found.

Nanni said it was just like Spring today. I am not sure what Spring is, because last Spring I was really, really small, like only just over a year old and, though I am a Child Prodigy (IMHO), I probably need to experience a couple of Springs before I get the hang of them. Mummy was well happy in the sunshine. If it's another lovely day tomorrow, she is going to ask Daddy to take us to Brighton. Brighton is another seaside, I have been there before. We went on the pier, I seem to remember and I led everyone a Merry Chase.

I found a small blue spade in the sand but, guess what, it belonged to this other child. She was a girl and she wasn't at all generous. In fact she yelled because I had her spade, even though she had a bucket and everything. When you consider that my Nanni had invited her to her park (presumably - though perhaps she was a gate-crasher?) you'd think she would have been a bit more grateful. Anyway, Nanni made me give her back the spade which I did, but very unwillingly.

I met lots of dogs being taken for walks along the prom. My favourite dog was called Charlie, he had a waggy tail. If I wasn't a boy, I think I would be a dog, though walking on four legs would be a bit of a challenge. When I go on my scooter, I have to remember that it is one leg on and one leg off. If I were a dog, would it be two legs on and two legs off? Or what? And would I have to wear a helmet?

Mummy and I had a great time throwing stones into the sea while Nanni sat in the sun and fed the babies. Mummy was wearing her smart boots which, as she admitted herself, was A Mistake. I think she should buy herself some shoes like my new shoes which flash when you stamp your feet. They would suit Mummy, I reckon, and let's face it people would really notice her coming, don't you think?

Back at Nanni and Grandad's house, I had chicken nuggets and chips for tea. By the way, I don't sit in the high chair anymore (high chairs are for babies) instead I sat up at the table on a booster seat. Nanni said I was extremely grown-up. Then we went up for a bath and played at throwing the bath toys at each other. Sometimes Nanni even caught them. But not often.

After the bath and before we drove home, Nanni wanted to read me a book. She showed me two books and asked me to choose. One was called "Bear's Birthday" and the other one was about a Little Lamb and used to be my cousin Sam's favourite book when he was my age. I wasn't too keen on either of them but I did find a really good book on one of the kitchen shelves. It is called "Slow Cookers" and I liked it so much that I have taken it home with me.

It's a pity Nanni couldn't come home with us but she needs to stay at her house and look after Grandad. I expect she will take him to her park every day and give him chicken nuggets and chips for his tea.

Lucky Grandad!

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23.04 | 20:15

lovely and heartwarming - an inspiration to us all x

09.03 | 12:07

Love this story told as ever beautifully.x

10.11 | 21:31

What a super account of a special event. I loved meeting you last night and seeing your creation come together. I’m so pleased you got so much from the activity

07.09 | 13:17

I have broad shoulders x

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