Sunday, 8 March 2009

Three days in one

First thing on Sunday the sky was incredibly blue and the air felt positively spring like. After dippy eggs for breakfast we took ourselves off for a bit of sea air. We parked at the pier end of Southwold, between the resting beach huts. They sit there waiting for the winter to be over so they can get back to the sea front again. Mr Bun and the buns raced off ahead and I was dazzled by how beautiful the light was making the sea sparkle all around us.

The pier was rebuilt after being bought in 2001 I think it was. The original was visited by holidaymakers coming from London Bridge on steamships. They sailed from the C19th through to the early 1930's. Then a storm damaged the end of the pier and finally during the war a mine finished off the rest.

Today we played beside it so I can't show you any pictures, but it's such a lovely pier to promenade on, drink hot chocolate on and go and experience some truly eccentric thrills from being frisked by rubber gloves to going on a submarine trip. As you can see by the big splosh in the sea, we played ducks and drakes as well as collecting more stones. When we wandered underneath the pier the smell of chips hit us so we had no choice but to get a couple of packets to share. They tasted so good.

We walked on for a bit further, but didn't get as far as the guns before eldest bun felt tired, so we headed back to the car. On the drive back the sky started to get darker and darker. Once home it rained so heavily the house was really cold and dark. The only option was to snuggle in front of the woodburner with a hook and some wool. I was soon joined by two buns, Mr Bun, cats and a dog.

Strangely enough, two hours after this awful dark storm, the light went back to this, just as if the day was starting all over again.


  1. A lovely day. We love both Aldeburgh and Southwold and have spent many a fine holiday at both places.

    Now that we live closer we will be able to do day trips instead. We are just waiting for the weather to warm up.

  2. So nice to go home to a cozy fire after a bracing walk............... for me, thta's the stuff of life, and your crochet is the icing on the cake.............. those granny squares look gorgeous!

  3. Your crochet is coming on a treat and your home looks so cosy.

  4. sigh....... I'm so jealous of your sea breezes! I travel once a year to get them, really wish I lived closer! Adorable description of your family day! Gina

  5. We've had exactly the same weather extremes here this week, one minute bright sun the next black skies.
    Southwold is on my list of places to visit this year, we're thinking of camping in Suffolk somewhere, never been before, can't wait!
    Julia xx

  6. Beautiful coastal pictures. That's the great thing about popping down to the seafront at this time of year in between the cracks of sunshine - coming home to a fire and crochet!!

    Nina x

  7. hi there ive just found your blog so wanted to say hello and goign to have a catch up on past posts as see you are a fellow crocheter :-) (not that im any good but i like looking at others !)
    Lesley x

  8. Thanks for the campsite tip, I'll defintely be looking that one up!
    Julia xx

  9. That sounds like a lovely day, I love going to the beach in the winter! Your fire looks very cosy too. Have a good week

  10. Thank you for your lovely comment!
    I'm sorry you've had a tough week, hope your weekends been better!
    Take care
    Beki xxx

  11. What a breath of fresh air. There's nothing like chips by the sea. We're off to Cornwall soon - can you have pasty and chips?!

    P.S. Lovley crochet sqaures btw, they do look very pretty.


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