Well yesterday was a really nice September day. Or at least after the autumnal weather on Saturday, I was really expecting to receive a message from my archery club’s VP to say that there would be no weekly club meeting this week, due to the rain and wind the day/night before. This was not the case, so I got up early (yes on a Sunday), got ready and then got my daughter up as she wanted to meet my fellow archers and to see what we do.
It was really nice to spend time with her, as we had a little issue last year where she “forgot” both Father’s Day and my birthday. This created a problem and a lack of communication between us. We are both adults and we have managed to work through it. We are very alike. We have similar tastes in music, TV & humour so we spent the morning taking the mickey out of each other and a had nice drive back home.
We had some lunch and then as she lives in a landlocked county, I decided that we would go and visit the seaside. It’s a short (20 mile) trip from my home village. We had fun, and took some silly photos as she doesn’t like pictures unless she’s posed for them. We had a really good time and just relaxed, which was desperately needed.
When we returned home, everyone went and did their own thing and by early evening the relaxing took full effect and we were falling asleep. My daughter said that sea air does that to you. I resisted the urge to explain that it is because sea air is full of negative hydrogen ions – charged particles abundant in sea spray and concentrated in fresh air, which improve our ability to absorb oxygen. These negative ions can also balance levels of seratonin and dopamine, making you less prone to anxiety and more relaxed.