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Sunday, 2 August 2009

Short break

Seems ages since i last did a post - but the days have just sped by! Went away for a few days to a beautiful place - I know this pic is only small, but can you guess where it is - its Lyme Regis. I don't know if any of you have seen the movie'The French Lieutenant's Woman' - it starred Meryl Streep and was set in Lyme Regis with lots of atmospheric scenes shot on the Cobb - which is the bit jutting out into the sea top left of this pic. Needless to say hubby took my photo on this very spot, just a shame i did not have the swirling black cape!

We were sooo lucky with the weather - when we left home it was raining, then just as we got to Lyme the sun came out and it was beautiful.

the top pic is of the town's main high street - there are some lovely little shops to explore, but i was very restrained.
the lower pic is part of the view we had from our hotel garden. it was stunning - our hotel bedroom had the most amazing view of the whole harbour and the cobb and you could just lie in bed and look out at the sea. I was in heaven - i don't know why but i feel the need to be by the sea sometimes - i think it must be good for my soul!

I have to apologise for these pics, they are just ones from a site relating to Lyme ,as i stupidly can't download ones i took- i have some on my phone, but as my daughter is not up yet, i cannot for the life of me see how to download them!!! God, i'm such a technophob!

On the way back from Lyme we called in Weymouth, a very popular family seaside town - i love sitting by the harbour and watching the fishermen and the boats sailing in and out.
As well as going to Lyme, on Wednesday we went to the New Forest Show - again the weather was forecast as horrendous, but we donned wellies and off we went.
we had a lovely day, although it was overcast the rain kept off until we were leaving! We came back with four more ladies than we went with - my lovely friend Ness had been looking for some chickens for ages, a home was waiting for them, with a little picket fence , and within ten minutes of being at the show, she saw just what she had been looking for - so she promptly bought them, and we picked them up on the way out of the show!

So all in all i feel very lucky to have had such a lovely week!
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.


Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

It looks and sounds like you had a lovely time!

Lucy x

Joy said...

What a terrific break, looks like a lovely spot. Being by the ocean always rejuvenates me too .... there's just something about the smell of the salty air ;o).
Joy :o)

Poppy Cottage said...

Glad you had a lovely time in Lyme Regis. Both my children go to school there. I love just being able to wander, but tend to steer well clear until September! Have a lovely week.

Annie said...

Looks like you had a good break

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Great pics! glad the weather cooperated. Love your new header quilt a lot, perfect for summer :^)

Kerri said...

How nice to have a great break at a really nice place. It looks really nice.

Working Mom Knits said...

Aren't you the lucky gal to have had such a great break?!


Indigo Blue said...

I did my teaching practic in Weymouth! Love your starter block, similar choice myself. You should pop that on the flickr page in you have not already. Like the look of your blog too.

Kitty said...

I love Weymouth and Lyme Regis - in fact all around that bit of Dorset coast is just lovely. So glad you had a nice time. x

silverpebble said...

Oh I love Dorset and especially the Dorset seaside. Lucky lucky you!

Tamsyn said...

That looks like a lovely break..and fun at the new forest :) Nice to get a seaside fix . Looking forward to seeing you Tuesday and hearing all about your break.
I got some good news..our offer been accepted on the house, but we must be able to complete by end of sept..ok then. aaaaaagh!

jennyflower said...

We must have crossed in the middle! We didn't visit Lyme this holiday but instead hung out in Abbotbury which was lovely! xxx

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