Sunday

Seaside Tours- Part Three

So you have had Part One and Two, now for Part Three.
For our third and final seaside visit for the week Sebastian and I hopped on the train to Brighton. A seaside city to top all seaside towns.
As soon as we got there we stopped for tea. We had got there so early that the shops hadn't even started opening yet! We sat at the wooden tables outside a vegan cafe and watched the trendy hipsters and art students stroll by with places to be.
We had a browse along the north laines and dipped in and out of boutiques, card shops and eateries.
We had to stop for gelato at Gelato Gusto after admiring the flavour selection. The fact I had never had Gelato before either made me crave it so much. They had such a variety of delicious flavours too- Blueberry, pistachio, brown bread!
I chose Watermelon because... well... it's watermelon!!! It was extremely good.
 
We went on to have a little nose around Snoopers Paradise- the giant vintage Treasure Trove! After looking through the boxes of old photographs, checking all the vintage china orphaned plates for some specials and being goofy in the photobooth we decided to have a little stroll along the beach.
Brighton is quite a special place for Sebastian. He went to music college after school and lived his late teens there. The crucial coming of age stage of his life. He has a huge soft spot for dear old Brighton. We sat on the beach for an hour or so just watching everyone, throwing pebbles in each others shoes- don't ask!?! and goofed around in front of his new fish eye lens- not the most attractive attachment for his camera!
After a lovely evening on the beach, a good mooch around the shops and a delicious meal at gbk we decided to go home and watch a film.
Having all these adventures at various seaside towns has made me realise that I would love to get a lovely little house by the sea. It is such a nice atmosphere, it's very community based and gosh I do love the sea breeze. Obviously being close to an ice cream stall or two is a mega bonus!
I just know I have an exciting future ahead of me.
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... do you?

Friday

Seaside Tours- Part Two

It has taken me a little longer to write these posts, I have been quite busy lately with plans and I haven't been feeling quite up for doing much due to lack of sleep.
So, rewind back to a few weeks ago, I had the whole week off and I spent the majority of it with Sebastian. We spent most of it exploring seaside towns and tried to remember to snap some of our time. Part One can be found here, of when we adventured to Folkestone.
Our next seaside trip was to Hythe, in Kent. This quaint little town is where the elderly couples tend to go and retire with their cute dirty-white westie dogs!
I love it- It is full of second-hand book shops, antique boutiques and ice cream stalls, Oh and a canal.
Basically it's an old ladies dream! And considering I am pretty much an old lady anyway, I was in my element! I loved looking at the old china and browsing the bookstores. We also made sure to stop off at my childhood favourite chip shop- it was so good.
We took our chips and sat on the beach and watched the swimmers in the icy cold water.
We didn't go for too long as I needed to get back for an appointment but it was just enough time to walk along the canal, nibble on chips and have a stroll on the boardwalk.

I spent the following day in my Star Wars tee pretending I was cooler than I actually am. We browsed our local town and bought birthday gifts, drank shakes and made the most of the fact the town was quieter now the children were back to school!
Part Three to follow... and more adventures at the seaside with two beautiful bloggers.

Wednesday

Five Happy Things

I have so many little adventures to share with you, I have been far too busy having fun with friends and feeling too sleepy to talk about it.
But firstly, my very late Five Happy Things post for this last week...
1. Having the lovely miss Jenny stay with me for a few days and exploring my local towns with her. I had the best time. She got to meet my bestest Suz as well which was super.

2. Enjoying a day out exploring Margate with miss Jenny and the beautiful Alice from The Cup and Saucer. We had a wonderful day having tea and cake, looking at art work and browsing the cobbled streets of the old town.

3. Thoroughly enjoying my FIRST Christmas gift of the year last Friday. My beautiful bestest Suz took me to see the very last show EVER of Get Cape Wear Cape Fly in London, alongside some of his friends- which included my favourite band- The Xcerts!
It was the end of an era. It was an amazing night!

4. Feeling so achy, but relaxed after the best session of Yoga yet. After a really busy weekend I still haven't managed to catch up with sleep so this class made me snooze almost whilst still laying on the mat!!! It was a work out and a half- my legs felt like jelly afterwards. It was great.

5. Making future plans and looking at houses to BUY in Margate. Sebastian almost instantly agreed to living in the area and after roaming the streets with my best Alix when she lived there I have always had a soft spot for it. It is the perfect little seaside area to bring our future miniature humans up in, watch the sunset on the beach and create beautiful art in!