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


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!

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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!

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