Dear Mummy, things have been all over the place recently. Our routine has been up in the air since you came out of hospital. The majority of the time you are in bed resting after suffering a collapsed lung a couple of weeks ago. However this week we managed to drag you out of your black hole and into the sunlight.
See, if you had your way you’d be hiding in your bedroom, curtains drawn, ear plugs in shutting the world out. It’s the painkillers that have probably made you feel more depressed but you just don’t want to face the world at the moment. Struggling to put a brace face on all the time is exhausting.
But we did get you outside into the sunshine, well my Grandma did. So we took you to the coast. The same place you went to when you were pregnant with me over 4 years ago!
Its called Lepe Beach (Lepe Country Park), just outside Southampton in Hampshire. Nestled on the edge of the New Forest and next to Fawley and Calshot spit it has great views of the Isle of Wight. It was a breezy, sunny spring day and quiet because it was during the week.
What we like about this stretch of coast is that it has great amenities. All seasons cafe, toilets, coastal parking and the beach is small and a mixture between sand and shingle. Also when the tide goes out it’s great for crabbing, bird watching and looking in tiny rock pools.
We spent a lovely couple of hours basking in the sunshine. It warmed my mummy’s bones and she felt better, even if it was for a little while. However she found it frustrating that she couldn’t bend down and help beachcomb or help me make my mermaid sand sculpture. This made her sad that all she could do was watch.
Sometimes the fresh air and sunshine can work better than any painkiller can. Unfortunately she’s back to being in bed today, in a darkened room as she’s in a lot of discomfort. Her muscles are sore and her ribs hurt. We just have to take the good days and the bad days as they come.
Do you find being outside helps relieve chronic pain?
Love Bella x
29 thoughts on “Lepe Beach – A sunny disposition”
Oh lovely sending love. I don’t suffer from chronic pain but I do find when I am feeling low or full of anxiety being outdoors really helps. It sounds like you all had a great day, #countrykids
I am loving seeing lots of beach photos now that the weather is brightening up.
I can’t believe what you’ve been going through recently, but it’s great that you managed a sunny day on the beach. I find going out in the fresh air always brightens my disposition and helps with my aches and pains. I hope things return to normality for you all again soon and you can make the most of the beautiful weather.
Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.
Glad mummy got outside, I do believe fresh air is a great help. Love your troll. I have many from my childhood. Sarah #CountryKids
So sorry to hear you’ve been unwell. I hope you enjoyed being outside in the sunshine. A trip to the beach always makes me smile. We took our first trip to the beach (after my operation) on Saturday and it was so good being by the coast again. Bella looks like she’s having fun. #countrykids
Looks lovely there. I find getting outside helps people in all sorts of situations, it certainly always helps me when I’m having a dark day #CountryKids
Oh my goodness nature is the best cure. I’m sorry to read you are still in so much pain. Get better soon and don’t hide away. #CountryKids
One step at a time lovely you are doing fantastically well. We visited Lepe park when I was pregnant with Kipper! I loved it such a peaceful place. Please tell your mummy if there is anything we can do to get in touch xx #CountryKids
I can imagine it must have been hard for your mummy just to sit and watch but what a lovely day you had to get outside and it looks like you had a lot of fun splashing in the water with your wellies. Hope your mummy feels better soon x #countrykids
Oh it sounds like your poor mummy is having a pretty tough time right now. Hopefully the trip out helped lift her spirits a bit. But it also sounds like she needs the rest and she’ll be better with some time. Remember to give her lots of cuddles and just be patient with her! #SharingTheBlogLove
Awww super lovely weather for an ice cream! #countrykids
So sorry to hear you’re still in so much pain. I really hope things improve for you soon. I completely agree nature is an amazing mood lifter though, and it looks like you had an absolutely glorious day for the beach! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
Lovely photos, I am sorry you are going through a tough time, i had pneumonia for months last year and it was tough both physically and emotionally, be kind to yourself x #sharingthebloglove
I’m sorry to hear that you are still in pain. I’m sure it’s going to take a little while to get over, but hopefully you will soon. I find being outside lightens my mood and helps me with how I feel and see the world. The thought of it sometimes puts me off, but once I’m there I’m always glad I did. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
Sorry to hear you’re in a lot of pain and discomfort, but it’s lovely that you got out in the sunshine for a little bit. The beach looks so beautiful 🙂
What a lovely spot but so sorry to hear about mummy but so happy to hear she was able to enjoy this beautiful beach for a day x
Ahh I’m sorry that your Mummy is having a hard time lately. I hope she feels better soon. xx
I think a little sunshine and some fresh air always works wonders. I hope you are feeling a little better soon xx
Fresh air and sunshine always works, I hope you are starting to feel better now.
Lepe beach looks like such a stunning spot.
That looks like a tranquil day out on a sunny day.
Tell your mummy that I hope that she gets better soon. Glad that the beach air helped a little bit, fingers crossed her lung is ok? xx
Looks like a lovely place to visit. I hope you’re mummy is feeling better soon, it’s horrible when nothing helps you escape the pain.
Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. My dad lives in Hythe and we still haven’t been to Lepe – must change that
I think the sunshine probably helped with the happiness factor 🙂 I love twister ice lollies!
Such cute photos! Great that you managed to get some fresh air, it’s so important to be healthy mentally and physically. Sunshine is also known to make people smile 🙂
I absolutely swear by fresh air for making me feel better! I suffer with anxiety so getting out of the house really sets me straight! It looks like you guys had a lovely time though #sharingthebloglove
Fresh air is always the best remedy! Anytme i or my daughter is poorly, I head out for a stroll, before you know it, we are feeling much better. xx
Sorry to hear things aren’t the best but it’s great that your managing to get out and about. It’s surprising how but difference a bit of sunshine can make! Looks like you had a really nice day #sharingthebloglove