Monday, 8 November 2010

Somewhere over the rainbow

Good evening

How was your weekend?? Ours was mixed. We never made it to any bonfires or fireworks - blame the weather and a less than 100% little son. Instead we watched other peoples fireworks from an upstairs window. Of course we also managed to watch SCD on both nights - definitely the wrong result this week :( I said a sad goodbye to Downton Abbey last night - so many questions remain so I shall be looking out for series 2 next year. I cheered when William flattened Thomas - he had that coming.

We did manage to get out as a family yesterday - yep that's right - all 4 of us went somewhere together!! We opted for Southwold - a perfect mix of peeking into the gorgeous shops and dropping hints for next month and also a lovely long walk from the harbour to the Pier and back.

The weather was mixed - one minute sunshine and then showers - at least it meant there were several of these;

At one point the end of the rainbow was tantalizingly close - like big son commented - Where are leprechauns when you need one ;)

The sea was gorgeous and rough - coming over the seawall in places and leaving the beach covered in what looked like the remnants of a foam party;

We stopped for lunch at the cafe on the Prom - warming fish and chips all round - scrummy :) Of course we had to walk along the Pier - quite easy as it really was not busy yesterday at all. In fact we were able to watch the water clock without anyone in front of it;

However many times we watch that, I still think the boys will find the toilet humour amusing.

Today has been a blustery one here in Suffolk - my cherry tree is now almost bare. It was far too windy to cycle into town today instead I had to walk. It gave me a chance to spot lots of ivy's & berries which hopefully will be there next month when it comes to making a wreath for my front door.

Don't forget the Good Life with Sue Perkins on BBC2 later - am hoping its as good the reviews suggest.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx

17 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

How fab to have the seaside on your doorstep! Here in the landlocked Midlands the only time I see the sea is on holiday. xxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Beautiful rainbow picture, I am always cheered up by rainbows!

Downton was brill and yes I too was pleased to see William give Thomas a punch or two!

Loving strictly and I am ashamed to say I am looking forward to 'I'm a Celeb' too!

delia hornbook said...

Hi Vicki, what a lovely day you all had, lovely rainbow photo and yes where's the little men when its that close pot of gold hunting ;-)) I am loving strickly and i have to agree with Annie im looking forward to im a celeb to ;-)) Have a lovely week.. Dee x

bellaboo said...

Southwold is such a charming,old fashioned little town,I love it! Wish I could have come along with you. Sunday nights won't be the same without Downton. :0( Hope it will be back EARLY next year. Saw a holly adsolutely laden with berries yesterday.They say that's a sign of a hard Winter to come don't they? :o)

TheMadHouse said...

I love a good winter sea, all rough and ready. Sounds like a good day all in all and I have to agree with the SCD result, it is time Ann went.

Amy said...

Love the rainbow pic x

Annie said...

Your Sunday sounds a bit like mine, I loved Downton Abbey too, can't wait for the next series.The result of SCD was a real shock, I was shouting at the TV !
Ann x

harmony and rosie said...

Love the rainbow. We had a fab day in Southwold a few years ago, it was blooming cold and windy then!

Andrea said...

Blessings,
andrea

Serenata said...

Just popping in briefly before I have to dash for the day. So glad you managed to get out on Sunday. My hubby and boys have been to Southwold and said it was lovely there. Have a good day!

Lisa said...

I have the last DA to watch, but I did see the Good Life last night. Very entertaining. The bread looked very tasty.
Lisa x

♥coco rose♥ said...

Beautiful photos, the rainbow is delightful and the sea looked amazing. Thank you for taking us there! Definitely a place to visit!

Have a great day!

Vanessa x

emma bear forever said...

Lovely rainbow pic - we always look out for rainbows....I still have to catch up on Downton xx

Pea Green Kitty said...

What a shame you missed out on Guy Fawkes night, but to be honest your windy walk with fish & chips sounds fab!
I didnt know about The Good Life so thanks for the tip off, I have just googled it!
x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I do hate it when the wind blows all the leaves off the trees, everything looks so grey and bare :-(

Ooh wasn't that Good Life fab - I giggled all the way through it :-)

JP said...

sounds like a great time was had by all!

Florence and Mary said...

Doesnt it feel like Downton Abbey wasn't on long enough!

Victoria xx