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Sunday, 9 June 2013

Fun in the Sun

It's been a wonderful, sunny weekend. One of those weekends where, even though you are in a back garden in Wrexham, if you squint a bit and use your imagination you could almost be abroad. Almost. I love weekends like these (who doesn't?) but, in the past they have been a little tricky. You see, Elin's Daddy and I are sun worshippers. We love the sun, we used to love going on holiday and lying by a pool all week. But Elin does not follow in our footsteps. Her condition makes it difficult for her to regulate her own body temperature, so she can become quite hot and bothered. Added to this, she has terrible eczema. This, we are assured, is not part of her condition. Just bad luck (go figure!). Her eczema is sun-sensitive so as soon as the summer comes poor Elin breaks out in an angry, red rash. The cream we are currently using goes some way to combatting this and for the first time in the history of Elin, she has been out with us all weekend in our beautiful garden and loved every second. This has been aided by our recent purchase- a double-sun lounger with giant shade, which means Elin can lie outside and have plenty of room to stretch out, without being bitten by bugs, as she is raised off the floor, or being hit by the sun's strong rays. Brilliant. Oh- and there was a small matter of a paddling pool to add to the fun, too! Quite difficult trying to keep Elin supported in order for her to enjoy a paddling pool, but worth the muscle cramp in my legs to watch her enjoy splashing around like all the other kids in Britain this weekend. "Throw those curtains wide, one day like this a year will see me right" (Elbow) x


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