We are Down By The Sea in our little second home. Mixing work and play, family, friends and colleagues. It’s just what we needed.
Early morning walks on an empty seafront.
A few days away in the New Forest.
Watching the world go by while sipping a cold glass of wine.
Celebrating 50 wonderful years of marriage with my parents.
Oh, and eating. It wouldn’t be the same without good food.
We’ll be back Up the Mountain next weekend and (hopefully!) normal blogging service will be resumed.
36 thoughts on “Busy Doing Nothing…Working The Whole Day Through…”
Sounds perfect! Beautiful pictures as well.
What a perfect time Tanya! Enjoy every minute.
🙂 Mandy xo
We are certainly doing that 🙂
That looks idillic and perfect as already mentioned 😉
We really needed it!
Lovely photos ……..
We’re all waiting for you !
Grazie mille 🙂
You keep we housebound wet southerners entertained girl…keep up the good work! “You’ve all done very well” as Mr Grace would say 😉
I think the lift man would also say “First floor, ladies underwear…going down” 😉
Just what you need. Make the most! Congrats to the happy couple 🙂
Happy Golden Anniversary to your parents. A lovely post. Sounds perfect to me!
Thank you – we’ve had fun celebrating (eventually)!
Sounds perfect, Tanya and I hope your Parents had a wonderful anniversary celebration. Now, don’t hurry back on our account. Stay as long as you can. 🙂
We were due to head back tomorrow but are now pushing it back to Saturday – the weather here is incredible, we’re making the most of a beautiful English Summer!!
Lovely, Tanya. Hope all is well when you get back to your Mountain 🙂
Yes, hopefully no damp this time round – although we’ve had storms we hear 😦
Send my love and congratulations to Maggie and Franco !! Don’t they look gorgeous on that photo 🙂 and yes Maggie, I’m still making your courgette risotto recipe you suggested ::)
I’ll pass on the good wishes – my poor mum’s laptop is in for repairs, she’s had very bad luck with it 😦
Looks like a perfect time away!
You’re such a good blogger! This little seaside town seems pretty and peaceful.
Strange question – is your father Italian??
Ah thanks! And not a strange question – yes my dad is Italian and I have dual nationality…British and Italian. What with a Spanish “other half” I am quite the European!
Amazing!! My grandfather was Italian, though he immigrated to the Americas as a small child, so I’ve wondered if I’d qualify as a resident in Italy. I wouldn’t mind delving into the Italian lifestyle! 😉 Have you ever considered moving there?? Your parents must have quite the romantic story! How did they meet? I love family histories!
What a lovely exotic mix you are – we are both like “pizzas” with lots of delicious toppings! My parents met at the Cafe de Paris in London in the early 60s and my dad bought her a lemonade…she was only 16 and they married 3 years later 🙂
Are those real donkeys? I think I might like a donkey.. c
They are real! They have wild ponies and donkeys all over the New Forest and cows seem to wander at will too – it’s so beautiful! You gave to get 2 donkeys though, not just 1 as they get lonely otherwise 😦
It sounds like just what you needed. I’m sure your parents enjoyed you visit as well.
It was just what we all needed!
What are the little white flowers on the plate? The stems look a bit like parsley… very pretty! Love the photos – thanks for taking us on your visit! Mmmmm….
They’re gypsophelia (I think that’s how you spell it) also called Baby’s Breath – traditionally used in Bridal bouquets!
Oh, I love the new forest – Keep meaning to show it to my wife but whenever we’re in England we always seem to run out of time! Hope you’re having a wonderful time! 🙂
I had last been many, many years ago so it was good to revisit it with Big Man and see it again!
I like the way you do nothing!
It can be hard work sometimes!