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Friday, 23 September 2011

Broadstairs, Kent.

The view from the cliffs
Broadstairs is a lovely little town on the Isle of Thanet, it is sandwiched between Ramsgate and Margate, and is the prettiest of the the three towns. It spreads around Viking Bay which is a lovely sandy bay as you can see from the photos.
Viking Bay
Bleak House in the background.
Walking down to the harbour.
It was a lovely day in July when we visited the town, we parked the car and walked into the town along the top of the cliffs, with the whole bay opening up before us. It is a lovely beach and is very popular with families because it has a lovely sandy beach which is enjoyed by children, including big children like me!!
The Bay from the harbour.
Bleak House is probably the most famous building in the town, Charles Dickens spent long summer holidays here from 1837 - 1859. He wrote a lot of David Copperfield in the house, and the house was the inspiration for Bleak House. The house used to be open to the public but sadly it no longer is. I have never been round it, which is a shame, looks like I missed my chance!
Figureheads on the buildings.
The Tartar Frigate, visited a few times in my youth!!
We strolled round the bay, enjoying the sun, stopped and had a coffee and a piece of cake, just like holiday makers do, but it is a lovely place to visit at any time of the year. We only had a short time there but really enjoyed our visit.
Bleak House showing above the rooftops.
Walking back..
Have a good weekend everyone Smile

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Everyone deserves a little beauty in their lives :)



This was something I said to a friend on MSN the other night, she was feeling a bit down so  I sent her a swan picture to cheer her up. I love swans and thought it would be nice to share some of their beauty with you all. The photos below are for anyone who is ill, upset, depressed, been hurt or let down by someone they thought cared for them or simply just having a bad time in their lives just now.

Let the swans touch your lives and your hearts, when you are feeling down just look at the photos and enjoy the beauty. Sending my love to you all xxx















Wednesday, 7 September 2011

My sons photos of St Augustine’s Abbey



Yes, its me lying on the grass!!

Some of you asked to see the photos taken by my son on our day out, so here, with my sons permission are a few of his photos. Let me know what you think!


Me again, such a lovely day Smile



A great photo, because my son was climbing on top of the ruins where he was allowed to, I never got up to this viewpoint. The best picture taken by either of us on the day Smile





Taken from the top of a wall…



I never even saw this!

All the above photos were taken by my son with no advice from me. I have adjusted the lighting etc in the same way that I edit my photos. I think I have serious competition in the photography stakes don’t you??

Well done Joe, now remind me again why I gave you my old camera???? haha xxxx

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Blog awards – not one but two!! :)


I was thrilled to bits to receive the following awards:


Bekkies award.


The Sunshine Award

What a lovely surprise I had yesterday when I found that I had been awarded the Sunshine Award from Bekkie in Wonderland, and another one from Arlene arrived later in the day! Thank you so much ladies, it is much appreciated Open-mouthed smile

My turn now to show my appreciation to the bloggers who cheer up my day when I am feeling down, share their wonderful photos with me and encourage me with their great comments, thank you all for being my friends.

It is really hard to pick 10 people for one award, let alone two, so I am combining my list into one. Here is my awards list

1.Bekkie In Wonderland

2.This 'n' That

3.Catches the Eye


5.Curiosity Abounds

6.Tails of Athens


8.Medieval Muse

9.A Little Piece of Me

10. Four Leaf Clover Tales


12.The Thought's and Daydream's of Poppy,,,,,,,,

13.... Dianne's Photographs and Random Thoughts ...

14.Gordon Setter Crossing

15.Horst in Edmonton

16.Keepers Cottage Wildlife Garden Diary

17.Sugar Moon

18.Lady Jude

19.Lady Penelope

20.The Run*A*Round Ranch Report

To pick up your award, either copy and paste the picture above or use the link below:

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This is a lovely way to show your blogger friends how much they mean to you, and it also a great way to discover new blogger friends Smile Have fun everyone!