The 22nd of May is an auspicious day for me. I only knew one of my grandparents so Grandma Millett was extra special. Born on the 22nd of May, 1897, she was a rounded, huggable old lady, with her hair in a braided coronet, who lived a full and active life until she was 97. Her birthday will always be a day filled with happy memories.
The flip side of that is my beautiful Dad chose May 22nd to leave us after 93 wonderful years so the day is tempered with sadness as well as love. (I’m convinced he arranged it so the day wouldn’t be all about sorrow – he was that kind of guy.)
When I realised Half Moon Bay was being released on the 22nd of May I decided it was appropriate. It’s a story of community spirit, of the ties that bind families, of the love we give unconditionally to those closest to us. It’s set in a small coastal hamlet with many echoes of Currumbin Beach, the scene of my happiest childhood memories.
Half Moon Bay has some special older residents who hail from a gentler era, a more courteous time – I suspect retirees, Mavis and Ron, owe much to Grandma and Dad.
So today, thanks to a curve ball from the universe, I’m home in Cairns with Capt G and Zeus instead of flying out of Sydney. I’m going to enjoy every unexpected moment with them.
I wish Half Moon Bay a successful release day. I hope you all enjoy Nick and Ellie’s story.
13 thoughts on “Half Moon Bay”
Jennie, Currumbin will always have a special place in my heart. The Bird Sanctuary is very different to the one I remember from my childhood but the wonder of the lorikeets must still be there!
Looking forward to reading. Have recent memories of Carrumbin, beach and wild life park.
Happy release day!
I think you’re right, Susanne. It was a happy sad kind of morning.
Thanks, Shelleyrae. This story means a lot to me so I hope it resonates with readers. Looking forward to visiting your part of the blogsphere tomorrow 🙂
Thanks, Amanda, hope you have success at the airport but I suspect it will hit there next week! Hugs back to you all from the three of us!
Happy release day, Helene. It’s certainly an auspicious date for you. I do think there is something that ties families to certain dates. Congratulations.
Congrats on your special day Helene!
So So So excited for you today… big hug and kiss over the airwaves! Kinda apt that am heading to the airport, and will scour the shelves there, have also ordered a pre copy so can’t wait!! Mal says congrats too!! Have a most wonderful, celebratory day and big hugs to Z and GW xxx
A fitting tale of endings and rebirth. Happy Release Day! 🙂
Thanks, Efthalia 🙂
Love it when dates connect to people or moments in our lives.
Happy release day!