Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!!

Hello there - it’s been a little while hasn’t it? Sorry for the absence - life took over for a while; namely my return to work, clashing with getting the kids sorted for the new term - one to college and one to ‘big’ school - and all of us adjusting to our new regimes. A whole new era is just beginning.

Of course with the new term comes children’s coughy sneezy germy things of a most yuksome nature. My youngest was attacked by a horrible cold virus late last week which has left him with really painful sinuses and earache so far resulting in 3 days off school. Not good really is it? He’s been symptom free all over the summer holidays which only leads me to believe one thing. School is obviously bad for your health!!

I had an absolutely splendiferous weekend. I ran away (with my Mum!) to the seaside to Cardinal Colours Yummy cardstock and scrapbook materials emporium run by a lovely lady!!wonderful Seaside crafting Retreat. (More about the actual Retreat tomorrow with some photographs of the resultant makes! )   I met some lovely people and hugged some old friends and, as a relatively inexperienced crafter by some standards, I learned lots of new techniques which I shall hopefully put to good use in the future.

Eastbourne itself is lovely. Although we didn’t have time to venture into the town we did take a stroll along the prom (prom prom). Didn’t hear any brass bands playing tiddly om pom pom but did hear a very good Abba tribute band playing in the bandstand on the Friday evening! The seafront itself is very impressive and clean with lots of lovely, grand, Victorian era hotels overlooking the sea. A quintessential English seaside town if ever I saw one!

We were so lucky with the weather.  We had lovely golden autumnal sunshine and a millpond sea. I was lucky enough to have a sea view from my room so I’d like to share the sunrise with you. Two very different but equally very beautiful sunrises (is that a word??!) .

Would you look at those clouds!

This was Saturday morning’s display. The photos were taken at around 5.50am.

Gorgeous isn’t it?

And this was Sunday. Taken at a similar time. What a difference a day makes eh?

And our hotel by night.

And of course, I couldn’t resist this shot of our wonderful Union Jack waving proudly above the breakers.

So much Englishness!! Don’t you just love it?!

A well earned cuppa break in the sunshine. 

The moon is almost full this evening. There’s just the tiniest sliver of her missing and she’s shrouded in mist. I’m guessing that she’s waiting to don her full finery for Autumn Equinox and come out in a blaze of glory.

Oh. Just before I go… look what’s sitting on my kitchen table! I know - I shouldn’t have….. But I did!!

Just looking at them makes me smile like a daft thing! They’re all so perfectly squidgible!! I can’t resist tweaking them as I walk past.

Hey don't look at me like that!!  I'm not hurting anyone!! hehee....
See you soon!!


  1. Hi Kim, What beautiful photos. You have made me want to visit the seaside now! Glad you had such a good time. Jane xx

  2. Your photos are simply breathtaking!
    I can`t wait to see what you will be doing with your beautiful choosen yarn colours!


  3. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment ladies - good to 'see' you xxx

  4. Wow! Those peir pics are just stunning Stikks, absolutely breathtaking! The one of the bird isn't too bad either ;)..xxxx Warmest wishes Anita..xxx


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