Monday, 31 May 2010

Away Day



On Friday Mr Roses and I had an away day. We felt like two children playing hooky, two adults taking a "Sickie". Eldest Rose was sitting an exam and the youngest Rose was at school so the two of us oldies decided to have a much needed few hours together away from the daily routine.



We took the train to St Leonards (I love this train journey, across the beautiful Sussex countryside and then chugging alongside the sea) and walked along the seafront to Hastings. It was just what I needed, the calm and quiet, the breeze from the sea,



the chance to look out and to look up.




The chance to notice beautiful buildings I had never noticed before.



The chance to be just a tad self indulgent and wander through the streets of the old town, admiring again the lovely old houses, dipping in and out of the antique shops.



There seems to be always a quiet street here, wandering past the beautiful old houses and cottages,



just a stone's throw from the bustling seafront.



We went to the baker's and bought our picnic lunch. We sat on the beach in the fishing quarter with the sea in front of us, the fishermen's boats to one side and the old fish smokehouses behind us and devoured our sandwiches and cakes and glugged our bottles of lemonade. If it weren't for the very cold breeze, I think I'd still be sitting there....



We strolled a little more and stopped at the sweetshop to buy some little white bags of goodies - milk bottles, toasted teacakes and giant strawberries to share with the girls when we got home (although I have to admit the toasted teacakes didn't last the journey home).



So all in all it was a very quiet day, doing nothing that out of the ordinary. But a very special day, a day away from the normal routine, a day spent just a few miles further along the coast line but felt light years away from my normal Friday routine. Thanks M, I needed it. x

12 comments:

melanie said...

what a lovely away day, I love days like that with my john. xxx

MrsP said...

What a lovely day- you reminded me of this card http://www.papergrain.co.uk/index.cfm/cards/Products.Details/product_id/595/rob-ryan-greeting-card-can-we-shall-we-/-
which I bought for MrP but he hasn't taken me up on it yet..

Lisa said...

What a special day, it really does you good from the inside out to have such times.
Lisa x

JuicyFig said...

Ahhh, wonderful! Glad you enjoyed it.

Kath
x

Lululiz said...

It was lovely seeing our town through somebody else's eyes. You picked a good day, didn't you, blue sky and sunshine.

amanda claire said...

Sounds like a perfect day - I hope Big Sister's exam went well?

Bayside Moments said...

Sounds like a lovely day away. Love to come back sometime.
Pam

Cowboys and Custard said...

Sunshine sea and sandwiches = food for the soul. Very glad that Mr & Mrs Roses had time out..just what you needed!

Dottie x

Sew Recycled said...

Sounds Perfick! x

Thimbleanna said...

What a great idea! I rarely sneak days away with my sweetie -- thanks for the reminder. Your photos are beautiful as always -- you're so lucky you have such a wonderful place to visit!

Louise said...

This really is a lovely set of photos Kim. I've really enjoyed reading this post. Isn't Sussex grand! It's nice to get the chance of an away-a-day to recharge the batteries! I've always found myself fascinated with those old net huts whenever I've seen them in Hastings. x

Ally Johnston said...

A change is definitely as good as a rest. We forget sometimes that we need to slip away and be a little carefree. Glad you had a great day.