Friday, 27 July 2012

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!

Finally the sun lingered for long enough, enabling us to take a spontaneous last minute trip to the seaside! Dear friends of ours planned a day to the lovely English coastal town of Southwold, and invited us along for what turned out to be the most fabulous, memorable day, spent frolicking in the sea, and exploring this beautiful place! I'd love to share our day with you, as Southwold is such a darling, charming place to enjoy the best of our British summer.

The Lighthouse...

We took a stroll through the town, exploring all the loveliness of Southwold living...

Credit: Dianne Letchmanan

Beautiful beachfront houses...

Sweet smelling flowers...

Market finds...handmade loveliness!

Market flowers...

After exploring the streets of the town centre, we headed to the beach for some fun in the glorious British summer sun!
I could not wait to feel the sand between my toes...

After a lot of anti-sand tantrums, even our little man started to enjoy himself!

Older brother did not need to be persuaded to get his hands...and everything else dirty! Judging by the look on his face, I think he may have had second thoughts...

The girls loved the water...real little mermaids!

Now, if there is one thing that the British know how to do well, it's afternoon tea. And what would a day out to the seaside be without tea and scones? Or lots of chocolate as the case may be?

Afternoon tea was followed by a leisurely stroll down the very charming Southwold Pier...Lovely!

Credit: Dianne Letchmanan

Credit: Dianne Letchmanan

On the pier is this very quirky clockwork art, which comes to life every half an hour...It made us all giggle when the little men's metal trousers dropped down so that they could 'water' the flowers!

Apart from it's beautiful pier, Southwold is probably best known for the colourful beach huts that line it's beach. I could not stop snapping away, so bear with me!

Hmmm...He would feel right at home here...

But my favourite by far was this one...called 'Thelma and Louise'...

Credit: Dianne Letchmanan

Apart from admiring the beach huts and surroundings, much of our day was spent just being silly...
Charlie's Angels...?


Risking our lives....? Or perhaps just our reputation?

After a long, but wonderful day spent with friends in the sunshine, it was time to say goodbye...Just one last look at the boatyard perhaps?

And so we said goodbye to Southwold, leaving with pockets full of sand, and an abundance of happy summer memories! May you also enjoy happiness with the ones you love, wherever you are, creating lasting memories to treasure forever!

Blessings, Tania♥♥♥


  1. Ooh looks like you had a fabulous time Tania! Love the photo of you jumping off the breaker - wonderful!
    Victoria xx

  2. Wow Southwold looks like a fab place to visit,great piccies and looks like you all had the best time.LOVE the clockwork art,:o) and the lovely beach huts. Happy weekend,lovely,take care love juliexxx

    1. Hi Julie! So lovely to hear from you! Hope your weekend was a good one? I need to put the kettle on, and pop in to Toadstool house for a visit! See you soon! Hugs, Tania ♥

  3. theres nothing like a day at the seaside! x

    1. Amen! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs x

  4. Oh Tania, looks like an amazing day! Gorgeous pics, I love em' especially you and the Thelma/Louise beach hut!
    You are one very photogenic lady... you look great! (and so happy, you really suit the seaside!)
    p.s Thankyou so much for nominating me for the lovely blog award... I'm delighted! (and surprised) :D

    1. Hi Karen! You are too kind! I think one can't go to the seaside on such a perfect sunny day, and not look like a cheshire cat! :) As for nominating your blog, you deserve it. You are a natural! Big hugs, Tania ♥

  5. Hi Tania
    So nice to pop into your lovely blog again, I'm a follower now so hopefully shall be visiting more often. Beautiful, quintessential English seaside pics, really gorgeous. I love the Thelma and Louise hut too :0)
    How lovely to meet a fellow South African, I grew up in Durban,so know Umchlanga and Uvongo very well indeed. We were fortunate to go home in April and it was amazing, you can see some of my pics in a couple of my April posts. I don't look too often as they make me feel too homesick despite having lived here since 1996. Lovely to have you comment on my blog again, God Bless and thanks for stopping and commenting xox Penelope

    1. Hi Penelope! Thanks for popping in and saying hello! Sooooo lovely to meet a fellow South African abroad. I lived most my life in Pietermaritzburg, and spent lots of time Durban way. We're off for a holiday in March next year, and I can't wait! We haven't been back for eight years! I'll definitely take a look at all your photos from your trip. Love your blog! Blessings, Tania ♥

  6. What wonderful pictures! Looks like you all had lots of fun! ♥♥♥


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