It was lovely to be by the sea. I long to live by it. To hear and smell it everyday. For now though, I have to be content with being by it every now and then. So I drink up every last drop of sea air when I am there and it manages (just) to see me through until my next visit.
I got to see family and the Bears got to see some of their cousins which they loved. Sea air.......and tea. I drank a lot of tea! I drink a lot of tea anyway, but when you are in the company of two people who are MASSIVE china collectors, it's even more of a joy to drink tea and choose a nice cup to drink out of.
oh and cake too......
I'm missing my pretty tea cup drinking very much.
I woke without an alarm, had long leisurely breakfasts where chatter lasted hours and mooched in the garden with the bears soaking up some vitamin D and feeling happy.
We watched the Olympics with gusto and felt proud to see the Union Jack raised so many times....
I loved watching the Olympics, and thought the opening ceremony was ace, but I was cringing at the closing ceremony. I thought it was totally naff. A glorified Eurovision and it left me flat. I must be in the minority though as everyone else thought it was super. Just not for me. Sorry if I offend!
I'm sure I will get the blues for a bit and I have a mountain to unpack and wash and sort and put away. You know, the usual.
I did come home with a couple of treats to keep the 'happy' levels elevated......
I have to say, my heart nearly went into overdrive when I stumbled upon these lovely little beauties.
I almost let out a piggy squeal! Most un-lady like!
So dainty and delicate and I have never seen anything like them before.
So, they were my little 'being away' treat to myself.
They matched my thrifty little purchase too......
I fell in love with these and at 50p for two I couldn't leave them on the shelf.
I was pleased that my ''You walk ahead, i'm just nipping in here" paid off and I found a couple of cups and saucers which were perfect for my picnic hamper. A couple of months ago I found the little bowls that matched, so I was very happy indeed!
I did also sneak in a few CK bowls as we are always running out of bowls in this house and I needed to replace some chipped ones. I blame the Bears naturally....it's their fault!
And lastly, my beautiful Sister-in-law had a stash of plates to give me she had come across. Knowing my love for utility china she knew they were a must for me! How lovely was she?!!!!!
And they match perfectly well with my new pink pieces.....
So, a beautiful week away, a few little treasures to remind me of the trip and I am a happy little bunny.......
.....but do you know what?
I think I might even have a second blanket reveal coming too!
I took it away with me, and managed to get a bit of quiet crochet time in the garden.
Wow, I cannot believe that I have finished two blankets within a couple of weeks of each other. I love it, Mr H and the Bears love it. I am not sure I am going to get a look in with it, but I can tell it is going to be a well used blanket. No matter though, my last blanket was all for me, so i'm sure I can cope with not getting a look in!
Watch out for my next post. Give me a couple of days to get my house back in order and then i'll be posting the finished article!
Until next time...........