Wednesday, July 11

postcard #5

Tif has put pressure on me to show you a few pics of where we have visited..she has told me that several readers have requested more than a view of a pesky gnome...

we had glorious sunshine today and so Tif, her mum, four kids and myself set off to two of her favorite places in Devon, now of course she is a little bias as these places hold childhood memories for her, in fact she told me that she is positive there are hundreds of other equally if not more beautiful places in the UK..but these are special to her...

first we headed to Lyme Regis, a classic British seaside town...we wandered the high street, dodged all the grannies and Tif even found a couple of vintage linens in the charity shop. i myself managed to unearth another rather natty looking tie, but sadly no 'love of my life' only a very old grumpy gnome in Woolworths, who wasn't looking for love and definitely wasn't my type (ie. male). let's check out the postcards...

beach at Lyme Regis



bunting at the bottom end of town


Tif and her mum with their French Market summer sacs which proved very handy for carrying around doughnuts and a sale rail bargain cardigan (Tif has just asked me to mention that she does wear other clothes it just seems like she doesn't, as in every photo she is wearing the same cardi!)


me by a lovely looking mini


and me posing in my new tie, outside the house that Tif says she should be living in...


after picnicking in the parking lot..oh yes we dine in style on this vacation, we drove down the coast to Branscombe..now Branscombe holds a special place in Tif's heart as her children are the fourth generation in her family to spend their summers on this beach. Sadly earlier in the year (as many of you Brits know) the Napoli was beached at Branscombe, causing all sorts of problems for the locals and the environment etc...anyhow yesterday was the big day when they got it up and floating again...the beach was very busy but the sun was shining and so it was a great way to pass the afternoon..

a view of me, look right behind me and on the horizon is the Napoli boat


me outside the beach huts overlooking Branscombe beach with not a chance of getting sunburn as Tif slapped factor 45 on me...(and i do mean "slapped")


me and my toadstool...


Tif says she hopes these pics might have helped any homesick Brits out there and also anyone else hoping for a glimpse of the UK (ie. her friend Laura), she is planning to do better next week but has mentioned that i get in the way of the shot quite often...

off to London on the train for the weekend, shall send another postcard soon ~ a pesky gnome

17 comments:

madrekarin said...

So pretty. I wouldn't mind living in that house either! I love English beach huts. Such a great idea and sooo cute! I probably would not mind the beach so much if we had those here. Looks like you are having a fabulous time!

Kristy said...

I'm off to London by train this weekend too!I'll look out for you on Portobello Road!

dottie angel said...

oooh Kristy you must look out for me!! i plan to get to portobello market...i will be less two of my kids but will be joined by my friend Kathleen visiting from Bejing (oops can't remember how to spell it, so sorry) and her two boys!!

hurrah!!

alison said...

Mr Tread Softly and I had our first holiday together in Lyme. We stayed in a little B&B at the top of Silver Street. We only had for days there but it was so special. Ahhh, memories...Thanks for the photos. It's been a great start to the day for me!

Anonymous said...

thanks little gnome (and tif)!
i love that house ...and the beach looks beautiful too..we just saw the new harry potter and a bit of the film was shot in london..now my girls would like to go...maybe one day i could meet you at portobella market too! until then i'll just keep dreaming and checking your blog..glad you're having fun :)

xo laura

ditzdesigns said...

Oh my goodness I am so sad after seeing those comments about Portobello!! I won't be working there this weekend :( I would have loved to have said hi otherwise!!
Anyway have a fab weekend when you get to London, I am crossing my fingers the weather improves for you....am looking out the window at a lot of cloud right now sadly.
Well take care and enjoy London

Sarah x
ps - package is en-route xx

I am Jen said...

Oh that looks so great. We need to get to the UK. Been to Europe, Asia and such, not to the UK yet. Looks great!

Nancy said...

Looks like a great place to visit!

Di said...

Lovely photos! I wouldn't mind living in that house either and seeing some of that sun!!

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

We visited Lyme Regis many years ago, your pictures reminded me that it's such a beautiful area. Glad to hear you found a charity shop, no trip out is the same without a quick browse! Now how on earth did you end up eating lunch in a car park when you were in such a pretty place?!
Have fun in London, looking forward to hearing all about it.

Madame C said...

Oooh Devon, I spent my teenage years there, planning my escape of course, but do have fond memories of a camping holiday in Lyme with friends.

Suzie Sews said...

I have just explained to my eight year old that the gnome is not REALLY a blogger!!! Still giggling here.
Suzie Sews

Sarah and Jack said...

Hello there! I have just popped into your blog via a link on another blog and had a lovely visit through pages and pages of archives.

So much fun here!

kathe kramer said...

Gnome, Gnome where are you now? I am missing you!

Francesca said...

hello there, love to know if you got anything at portobello. i had a stall there for a few weeks when i was starting up lovesunday and i spent quite a lot of my earnings before i got home!
x

belleandboo said...

I LLLoooooovvvVVVvEEE Devon, have a cream tea for me!

Toni said...

That second photo is too quaint for words! Love it.