Some of the most cherished memories of our childhoods involve doing the simplest things - like skipping pebbles. Out in the sunlight and fresh air, standing beside a sparkling, flat stretch of water, trying over and over to skip the finest flat pebble or stone we could rustle up; the challenge of who could get the most skips.
The games that stand out the most are those that needed no fancy equipment; yet were enthralling in their challenge and the hours of joy they provided.
Today, childhood is buffeted by a much faster and stimulating world than that of any other generation. As adults, we often forget that children don’t need flashy toys and expensive holidays. What they do need is the time and space to relax, imagine and dream.
In fact, one of the biggest and most universal challenges for families today is to slow down, to keep it simple and just be. We have to actually remember to stop, blow the dandelions, make the daisy chains, catch the tadpoles, build the sandcastles, and above all, take a step back and enjoy our time together.
So at Skipping Pebbles, the feelings and memories of a slower time, of an uncomplicated childhood, and who can forget, of endless summer holidays, is a gift we want to share with our children.
We hope you can share in it too.
Jenine & Belinda x
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