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Seaside holiday

Eric and I had the wonderful opportunity to house-sit in Bexhill-on-Sea the first week in September.  The house was absolutely beautiful overlooking the ocean in the south of England.  We made it there by train and had the week to read (for me:The Red Tent, a brilliant book by Anita Diamant and Love’s Work by Gillian Rose), watch TV (which is a treat for us!!) and do some touring in the ‘1066 Country‘.  It was the first time we’ve gone away-just the two of us-since we moved to the UK…something we used to do quite often back in San Diego so we were really looking forward to this.

Bexhill is a nice little seaside town with a ton of charity shops, which always get me in to trouble.   It was so good to be near the ocean again and I was surprised by how different it is from the Pacific.  First of all, I noticed the air didn’t smell salty and sea-weedy like it does at home and second of all,  it is WINDY.  The beaches are really pretty with all of the pebbles and beach huts lining the shore…when the tide is out you can walk out onto the sand and search for seashells.   There was one day of wind and rain but otherwise we had gorgeous weather the remainder of our week.

We hopped on the train to ancient Rye one afternoon and enjoyed the quaint “Englishness”… another afternoon we went to Hastings and had a curry and walked along the promenade.  It was a lovely time…a dreamy once in a lifetime sort of thing…

September 20th, 2009

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  • 1. Mom - Linda  |  September 20th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Oh my! You are right, I would have LOVED browsing the “junk” shops with you! In fact all the junk photos would look cute in a photo collage frame! Ha! I especially liked the “cream tea” and “fish and chips” photos… would so enjoy walking those narrow streets! Is the beach hard on the feet to walk barefoot on? Looks like a lot of pebbles. I love pebbles too and broken pieces of colored glass are a collection item nowadays.

    Tiana, bottom line? You must blog more often!!!!

    I missed you yesterday at Shalina’s craft day… 11 people came. It was relaxing, laid back and enjoyable. I cut out “tea bag papers” all day… mindless and relaxing.

    Love you,
    Mom

  • 2. stevie  |  September 20th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    we MUST go there when we visit! sounds like an amazing trip!

  • 3. Jenn  |  September 20th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    LOVE it! You two are so cute… and I hope I get to visit the seaside when i come to see you! XXOO

  • 4. Shalina  |  September 20th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    wow. i love seeing these pictures! i’d probably cry in every one of the charity shops cause i’d want to buy everything and bring it home with me. haha.

  • 5. Rusty Brian  |  September 21st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Looks like you two had a great time! I’m so jealous. Great pictures! The seaside is so much different in the UK than back in California isn’t it? I like it, but much more harsh. Thanks for the pictures!


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