Hello everybody, dosn't time whizz by, I have been meaning to update this blog all week,(isn't it always the way) with a birthday outing that I had last Monday, but various things have happened through the week that have prevented me doing so, supervising of the gardening project, starting a little job, ordering more paving as the project is getting bigger, hopefully less lawn to cut, sorting a henhouse out, which is now on order, we were going to use a shed we had and hubby was going to have a new one, but at looking at the price, and my goodness sheds are expensive, found a henhouse already to go for half the price of a shed, job done, just waiting now for it to be made and delivered about two weeks I think, so hopefully we can get everything ready before the lovely girls arrive.
Anyway back to the Birthday outing to...
Swanage reminds me a bit of where we used to live in Cumbria, we were on the coast, but the coast there was an estuary and of course Swanage has proper sea as I call it. But the town of Swanage is like the town where I lived, built of grey stone.
I first came to love Swanage as a little girl, when holidaying in Bournemouth, which we visited for many years and have very fond memories of it, the Winter gardens where we saw Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdink in their prime, I know a bit risky for an eight year old girl, I did get to see the Sooty Show though, but Mum absolutely adored the pair of them, don't know if she would now, if she were with us! anyway going back to Swanage my Mum and Dad bought two little wicker stools, from shop on the front, sadly not there now, we still have one of them! I love the way the bay sweeps round and how close you are to the sea as you walk round and the pier, which you can have little name plaques put in the floor of the pier, remembering loved ones, perhaps I could have one there, feeling the sea breeze and spray, lovely. Sadly we didnt go on the pier this time as they were lifting some boats into the sea.
Stop for Coffee
Plain, basic and cheap
but did the job!
Lovely vintagey, antique shop called Smiths, absolutely devine things for sale inside, but terribly, terribly expensive, but so nice to dream, love, love, love this shop.
want, want, want it all but can't have it!
Oyster Bar, but not brave enough to try!
Lovely Swanage Railway, no steam trains today though
Lovely old suitcases
and of course a trip to the seaside has to have a doggy paddle
a good day was had by all.