Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Childs Play....

Oh yes, child's play, what is it about the beach that without a word gives you permission to be a child?  Being on the beach, or by the English Seaside is a magical place.  It does not matter if its beautiful stretches of empty breathtaking beach scapes or the seaside strip full of people, donkeys and the bells and whistles of the arcade, there is just something that invites you play, to take your shoes off and dip your toes in the cold water, to sit on the sand and feel the tiny grains of sand cling to your skin, to turn your face into the breeze and feel transported to a special place.  Yes for me the beach is a place of fun, it helps me focus, rebalanced myself and indeed feed my very soul.  So indulge me if you will in a few pictures from the weekend.  The sun was shinning, the outdoors was the place to be...Tagged, yes another tag that I never got round to doing.  I kinda like this one, its not deep and yet has made me think about 'the here and now'  feel free to join in...


WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR?
Green
WHATS IS YOUR FAVOURITE ITEM OF CLOTHING IN YOUR WARDROBE?
Oh just one... that's tricky... An old battered sweatshirt from Fat face, I bought it when I started camping with my family, its served me well.  Its baggy, faded and has many memories ground into it (literally) a few BBQ marks, suncream and I swear I can smell a camp fire on it.  I love it its like giving myself a hug at that time of evening on the beach when the sun loses its strength but your not ready to go indoors yet.
WHATS YOUR DREAM JOB?
Being a full time Mommy, oh that's what I am doing, living the dream then!!!
WHATS THE LAST THING YOU BOUGHT?
A jade Tee from a charity shop for 75p
WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Radio 4, women's hour, the play is on soon....
WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE ICE CREAM?
Rum and Raisin.

WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE FRUIT?
Cherries
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Life does.. Corney I know but so many things inspire me, I believe with all my heart we live too fast, I watch people push so much into their lives in the pretence of success and happiness.  I want to shout...slow down and take time to smell the coffee, ITS GOOD I PROMISE!!!  Yes its the little things that inspire me, colour, texture, smell. Daisies, yes daisies a wild flower you could even argue its a weed, its perfect, small and sweet it holds its face to the sun and folds itself up in the dark... yes simple little daisies...they inspire me.
WHATS ON THE WALL OF YOUR BEDROOM?
Oh quite a lot, I like pictures and I do over utilise the wall space.  The focal point though is a print of a basic pencil drawing of a naked women, a real women with curves, it has a splash of colour that takes the print to a different level.  My children think its me, this makes me smile I think its good children get a good body image and embrace imperfections  as its what makes us unique.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER?
I am not into labels of any sort really, I like what I like I am not really swayed that's its a good designer.  OK I do like certain clothes shops (Boden, Fatface, Coast, Jigsaw) but as for designers...well my wedding dress was designed by Jeff Banks, it was beautiful, hand stitched bead work bodice and the most beautiful Satin Skirt, it was priced over three times what my engagement ring cost...MADNESS. I am inspire by Westwood, I adore her eccentricity but the clothes just don't suit me,  I am the wrong shape to carry them off. 

DO YOU ADMIRE ANY ONES STYLE?
Yes, I think there are some great women out there with cool style.  Sadly there are also a lot of pretentious people who's style I feel is a poor role model for our children especially girls. I love Kirstie from Relocation Relocation but we do have a similar shape and I like her kookiness.  Whilst I might have mixed feeling about Madonna, I love her boldness, her ever changing look, I just need to watch her perform and I want to get the exercise mat out, her energy is amazing.  
WHAT LANGUAGE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK?
I worked in Europe for a few years and I learnt a splattering of a few languages, Greek being the main one, I love listening to radio when I travel, the flow of a language is what I enjoy.  I attended Spanish Classes, sadly I was rubbish at it, I just do not have an aptitude for languages.  I would like to speak French, my NIA teacher (Nia is an exercise class, awesome bare foot dancing, click link)  She is french and as its a senses based form of exercise I think its great to listen to her voice. It is a very sensuous language.
WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE?
Its Character building.  I was brought up with this quote, I believe it. 
WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE MAGAZINE?
Country Living
IF YOU HAD A £100 WHAT WOULD YOU SPEND IT ON?
A book, a few fat quarters of fabric some wool and maybe a pot of cream from LUSH...happy happy happy!!!  
WHATS YOUR CURRENT OBSESSION?
Being in my kitchen, I am trying to watch the pennies at the moment so I am getting a kick out  of cooking on a budget, I am trying to get the children to broaden their taste range also.  I also love being in my kitchen, my music on, I have a sofa at one end with a view of the hills when the kitchen door is open, I sit here and talk on the phone, read, knit  or hand sew. Its also a great place to cuddle the children, yes being in the kitchen is my obsession at the moment.
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING TODAY?
Grey linen pinstriped, wide leg trousers and a white granddad shirt finished of with sparkly between the toe sandals.
WHATS FOR DINNER?
Left overs...Spaghetti Bol. and a salad with sticky toffee pud for dessert (waste not want not)
WHAT WOULD YOU EAT FOR YOUR LAST MEAL?
Tapas
IF YOU COULD HAVE A HOUSE PAID AND FURNISHED ANYPLACE IN THE WORLD WERE WOULD IT BE?
A Greek island, a tumbling down white house by the side of the sea (Think Captain Corelli's Mandolin or Mamma Mia)
IF YOU COULD GO ANYPLACE IN THE NEXT HOUR WERE IN THE WORLD WOULD IT BE.
The company would be more important than the place but, yes it has to be a beach in the warm sunshine, yes maybe a Greek Island again.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO AFTER THIS?
Get out in the garden.
WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?
Again a hard one, I have two Fav. ones but as its just one it would have to be Bram Stokers Dracula, a  unique love story.
DO YOU COLLECT SOMETHING?
Yes too much stuff.  I do have a little thing for heart shaped objects, there all over my home. 
WHATS YOUR MOST IMPORTANT RULE IN LIFE?
My children come first.

 


Still reading, wow your a star.  I thank you.  OK the sun is shinning, I have housework to do but I have to get out there and enjoy it... go on take time to smell the coffee, I dare you!

8 comments:

anne bebbington said...

Oh Suzie - you're so right - so many of us (me included) buzz around like demented wasps trying to fit everything in - we should just slowwwwwwww right down now and then to appreciate stillness - did you get your heart surprise in the post?

Gina said...

Lovely post Suzie!

French Knots said...

You are so right - life does not have to be one long rush. I've spent the last 6 weeks sitting around, feeding the baba and generally taking it easy - the sky hasn't fallen in, nobody has starved and I'm sticking with the slow lane for now.x

Caroline said...

wow - you think you know someone and then along comes a surprise - I didn't know your favourite ice cream is rum and raisin - mine too!(Iceland have got some yummy r&r ice cream for only £1!)
love
Caroline
xxx

Thimbleanna said...

But Suzie -- I don't like coffee. ;-) What fun to read and get to know you a little better!

Jane said...

Yes we have been rushing around as well so i'm looking forward to the summer holidays. Six weeks break - bliss. Jane x

Anonymous said...

That was so much fun to read. You make me want to have some coffee and just sit,,,, love reading your blog
deezie

Moogsmum said...

Great post Suzie :-)

One of my Mum's favourite sayings when everything got c**p was 'It's character building' and it has stuck with me too.

I've become so caught up in the grot lately and you've prompted to me to go smell that coffee - thanks :-)

xxx