Armed with two 8-year old (now 13-year old) twins, my wife and I have decided to walk the coast of Britain. With the kids in tow, and juggling work life with school life with homework life with, well, life, it isn’t going to be easy. We are genuinely wondering how we will ever be able to complete the task.
The best way, we think, is to stop pondering and just get on with it.
So that’s what we are doing.
My theory is to start our walk around the coast of southern Essex. This is because Southend-on-Sea lies on this stretch. It has an adventure park at the beachfront, with roller coasters. We took the kids there once before and they loved it. “If you come and do a walk,” I told them, “we’ll go to the theme park afterwards”. They said yes, little realising what they were getting themselves in to…