Thursday, 11 November 2010

Seasidey Stuff

A few weeks ago ~ when the sun was a little bit shinier that it is now ~ we headed out for the day to the Seaside on the East Coast of Scotland. Our first stop was at St Abb's Head which is a National Nature Reserve looked after by the National Trust for Scotland. We had never visited this lovely place before and were very glad that we decided to stop for a look. There are some fantastic cliff top walks and the sea views are beautiful. Definitely well worth a visit if you are ever in the area and as an added bonus there is also a little craft type village there with a little tea shop, an art gallery and a wool shop too.

After all that lovely fresh sea air we were feeling a little bit hungry so we decided to drive to Eyemouth for a traditional fish tea. Freshly caught battered fish, chips, mushy peas and bread and butter all washed down with a lovely hot cup of tea. Not very healthy, but very tasty indeed!

Still keeping with all things seasidey......... I just have to show you the picture that I treated myself to a few weeks ago. I absolutely love this seasidey picture which is a print by the very talented artist and fellow blogger Julia Crossland. You will also see on my mantle that there is another little picture there too ~ that one was made for me by daughter and I love it just as much!

Lastly, but by no means least, I'd like you to meet my very new helper ~ Ollie the Socktopus as I like to call him. This fantastic little chap came from Ikea for the grand sum of £4 ~ a bargain in my mind! He will be extremely useful in the wet and windy wintery weather for helping me to dry little bits of laundry ~ mostly socks (hence his name) and small peoples pants......... I'm not quite sure that his little peggy legs would be up to carrying pants any bigger than this!!

I hope that you enjoyed my seasidey trip. I'm off on another watery trip now ~ the school run in the pouring rain! See you all soon :O) xx


Julia said...

Hello Jackie

What gorgeous photos on a rather wild wet and nasty day here! I visited Eyemouth when we went to Northumberland in September and loved the place, also loved the fish and chips there too (wonder if we went to the same chippy heehee!!)

Bless you for the print mention, that was very nice of you, and Im so pleased you like it! Whenever I see it, it reminds me of lovely trips to the seaside too!

Much love
Julia x x x

Pink Feather Paradise said...

beautiful photo's, and what a wonderful seaside resort... and theres nothing wrong with fish and chips... mmm and mushy peas and bread and butter and oh so not fair a cuppa tea too! I'm so hungry! lol

love the picture... so cheerful and sunny... its been very wet and windy here... the sun broke through for a while though and that was very much appreciated! ;D

x Alex

Jacquie said...

Hi Jackie , thanks for your comments over at mine :0)
St Abbs Head looks lovely. Nice to have sunny seasidy pics to look at on a dark winter day.
Love your mantle photo, so many pretty things, your crochet flower bowl is gorgeous and havn't I seen those tea light holders over at Lucy's ?

Clara said...

Such a lovely post.

Julia said...

Just wanted to drop in and wish you all a Very Happy Christmas, thank you for coming to visit my blog - I look forward to catching up with you in the New Year!

Much love
Julia x x x