Words cannot convey to you how cold this walk was. I suppose we should have known better. Exposed nature reserves and coastlines are always freezing, but I could not have forseen just how unbelievably bitter it would be. Fortunately, even though my husband and I cannot seem to dress ourselves appropriately, I had the boys hopped up in some warm gear, and Jack didn't seem to mind the baltic temperature and howling wind. Infact, he had an amazing time. He begged us not to turn around and go back to the car, but I explained (to the best of my ability, I could no longer articulate words) that Noah's lips were turning blue and we must.
It was my hands in particular that were so cold they were painful. I fumbled about with the camera and it became difficult to change the settings as I snapped the boys. My husband could barely function. He looked defeated as he briskly walked back to the car without so much as looking back at us.
Maybe we can thank Jack's new Trespass Wendell Ski Jacket for keeping him so cozy. He also wore his Ingugu hat, H&M mittens, Zara Slim fit Trousers, and Classic Hunter wellies. Noah wore a snowsuit from Sainsburys and H&M pom pom hat. Despite frostbite nearly taking my fingers, it was a beautifully scenic walk. And sure. It'll harden us.
He aint heavy, he's my brother.
1. Ba's tootsies
2. Proud of clever Daddy, that's his illustration on the front of the Guardian.
3. Jack and Mummy made cupcakes
4. Noah's ark
5. Lean on me
6. The walk that foundered
7. Portrait of Jack
8. Learning to spell