This week we spent a lovely few days down on the South Coast, and the weather was glorious. We stayed with family in Lancing, and on arrival, after refreshments, we set off down to the town and headed straight towards the beach. After a little tour, the left us to wander, and we headed towards Brooklands park for some lunch.
We couldn't help ourselves, we had to indulge in a bit of geocaching whilst there, and found two by the seafront.
The sun was gleaming, and the waves were lapping, an instantly relaxing sound to me.
The tide was going out, revealing squidgy sand, leaving its ripple marks, and little pools.
My face was positively glowing on return.
The following day we took a trip to Worthing. The sun was still beating down, and after our morning coffee we took a stroll around town, which had a great mix of high street and independent stores. I found a lovely little craft makers store, the Craft Tea gift shop, where I spotted Made with my very own hands, whom i follow on Facebook, its a small world.
We ventured down to the seafront, and walked along the pier, where we always like to have a little play on the 2p machines! At the end of the pier, was a cafe decorated in 1930's style, which had been recommended to us, so we stopped for afternoon tea. I can assure you it is well worth a visit, I can imagine it must be a great atmosphere when a pianist is performing.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day and felt very at home there. Again we relaxed watching the tide go out.
For our last full day we planned a trip to Brighton. Firstly, we stopped at Shoreham-by-sea, as we'd been told about some house boats that were well worth a nosy at! They were much larger than I was expecting, and a variety of styles from quirky to modern.
We took the bus to Brighton, and after a panic that hubby may of lost his phone and the time consuming issue of getting family phone numbers to find out, and me getting hassle from work, we were eventually able to kick back and enjoy our day. We strolled around North Laine, taking in the atmosphere and stopped for some lunch.
We again ventured towards the sea and had our fun on the pier, the wind picked up by late afternoon so we took the train back and enjoyed another lovely evening meal.
We had a leisurely morning, after packing up our belongings, we took a stroll around the garden.
And went for a drive along Worthing coastline and stopped at the infamous Sea lane cafe, where we were treated to lunch.
It may have only been a few days, but being away from home and everyday routine did us the world of good, and the bonus of warm sunshine and sea air.
Back home, and the following day we were adjusting to being back so decided to go for a walk and do a spot of geocaching. We found a couple, but our intention of staying local ended up being a 5 mile hike across the other side of town, and having to give up on 2 others.
But there was plenty of pretty Spring blooms and blossoms to see along the way, and an area of large houses ( the size of 3), always good to see how the other half live!
Crafting wise I caught up with my mood flowers
and I've started another Chrysanthemum cushion front in a different colourway, and this time I will write the pattern down as I go!
It's going to be a shock to the system to go back to work, and i'm sure we will be counting the time down till we can go away again!