Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Foot prints in the sand...

Well I can not hold back any longer, indulge me here and let me go on about the BEACH. I have no idea what it is that draws me so much towards the sea. I just find some kind of peace there. I feel alive and creative and most of all HAPPY. So to share this with my children is a delight. My children adore the beach as much as I do. To take your shoes and socks off and run bare foot through the sand and waves is a thrill beyond words. Every day of our little holiday we would sit in the morning with our drinks and discuss what we wanted to do through that day. It was silly really because they and I would all shout 'BEACH' There was only one day when it was just not suitable to take the children so that was our nature walk day. Being true Brit's on holiday we went down on the beach come rain or shine, in fact on one day we played with our ice creams in hand and watch as the rain came over the sea towards us. Did we move, not on your life, we huddled under our home made tent (windbreak and blanket) giggling away. When eventually it did get too much because the wind blew in, we packed our stuff up and braved a walk along the harbour.
Most of the days the sun shone and the summer warmth could be felt on our skin. Our cottage was in a village near the coast and with in easy reach of some great beaches, Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. All these beaches have two sides to them, one traditional with lots of people, slot machines and donkey rides, the other huge big spaces of beach, no one around and not a donkey in sight. We did spend most of our time in the more natural sides, but we also totally absorbed the full on British Seaside experience including fish and chip!!!
So when Mommy was not running in and out of the sea or building sand boats and roads in the sand, I pulled out my little bag of wool. I actually took a crochet hook with me and some ends of wool. I sat and played, well pretty much for hours, I came away knowing some basics, I might have got it all wrong as it was totally from playing I learnt. I came home with a little bag for my IPOD with a long double crochet strap in not one , but two colours. ( I was pleased with this, I want to add a little crochet pocket on the back to hold the ipod ear phones when not in use). I made a belt, which is going into a swap later this week. (I am busy getting two swaps out this week, I am very excited by this as they are my first Blog swaps). I also manages a few little flowers, I need to felt up the back of them and add pins. Now I really want to learn how to do the granny squares....
Beach huts, I have never been in a beach hut, but my love of all things twee and little makes me want one of my own. I really must try and hire one for the day. I love house programmes when they do up little huts and Country living often run articles on them...Ahhh I can dream can't I?
I leave you with a parting shot of Scarborough harbour and all the lobster pots. Scarborough is Britain's first Spa sea side resort and it has a lovely feel of history to it. Such a shame they built some big concrete buildings in the seventies as it has an elegant feel, if you just scratch the surface.

OFF TOPIC...Only a few more post's until my 100th post. I am so thrilled to report that yesterday I scored an amazing find, some beautiful vintage liberty fabric. The rather aging label says three meters and it could be, I do not want to open it out as it will mean removing the label. It looks to be in good condition too. As liberty is the name people think of when you think British fabric I thought I would put this in my price draw. I will still add wool if your a knitter and the winner!!! So keep looking out for the 100th post!!! Mmmm I had to write this now or I might have kept it for myself...I am committed now.

11 comments:

Alison said...

I've never been to that area but it looks lovely from your photos.
If you would like to do another swap ~ I'm always up for a swap:-)
Take care,
Alison x

capello said...

omg, the beach huts! the beach huts!

and ahhh... the beach. we don't have beaches in kansas. you have no clue how jealous i am.

sarah said...

Those beach huts are sooooo cute!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Aren't the beach huts fab- so Cath Kidston cataloggy!!! You are lucky to live near such lovely beaches-ours are full of pebbles!!! I loved your photos!

anne bebbington said...

The beach huts are gorgeous - definitely something to do with the arty camera angle too!

Rebecca said...

The beach huts are too cute! Are they just for a day, a place to change and keep your things?

I love the beach too and hope to make my first trip of the season there on Sunday. We go to Rockaway Beach on the Atlantic. :)

Caroline said...

Wow - what great pics of a fab holiday. I can't believe it's nearly your 100th blog - I dread to think of how much time I've wasted reading all about you!!!

Miles Away In France said...

Oh, I love beach huts so much, I imagine them to be all cute and cozy inside.
Thank you for sharing your trip with us.

Racheal x

Isobel said...

I love yhe beach. I miss is a lot as I am from a great beach place.
Your pics are gorgeous!
x

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Sarah and Jack said...

One of my favorite episodes of Changing Rooms (is that what that program is called?) was when they did the beach hut makeovers. Those things are to die for!