Monday, 27 February 2006

Southwold

Southwold on the East coast in Suffolk,is a favourite place of Maurice and I .So you can imagine my delight when Donna ,worked her magic on this picure for me . I took the picture from the pier ,after a delicious sea food lunch ,we wandered up to the end of the pier ,breathed in the ozones, then wandered back reading the plaques that were all along the support rails,Some of these were very personal devoted to loved ones who had died ,to couples getting engaged and to wedding aniversarys ,in the pavilion on the pier was an impressive art show ,,next to some arcade games that were so different ,almost Heath Robinson ,very quirky and amusing .After the pier we walked along the beach ,eyes peeled ,as we'd been told Southwold  beach was once famous for findings of Amber !We carried on into the town,calling into  the sailors reading room ,which had a wealth of seafaring memorabilia,pictures story's  of history relating to the town, On we went by the Light house ,In the little town which is full of lovely old buildings ,so full of character ,we discovered the famous Amber shop/museum ,that was a joy with lots of wonderful pieces on show ,all of course made of Amber                  This tree is a beautiful example ,Inside some of the pieces on show are little bugs that have become fossilised over  thousands of years , Maurice bought me a small piece which as you can see by the picture I wear on a chain ,and with the aid of a magnifing glass you can clearly see a little spider ,caught there for all time.We strolled back by the beach huts,which are a bit of an English seaside.... ,Isuppose one could say excentricity!But I love them ,each one is different ,all painted up, some very plain and practical ,and others with quite garish colours ,They arent very big ,but its amazing what the owners can fit into them ,as well as the usual deck chairs they fit them out with mini kitchens,,in there are the things that reflect the owners personality's ,books pictures and oh just anything you might or might not need for a day at the beach ,I know because as we walk along I'm peering into them ,being a naturaly curios/nosy person !some people smile at you and pass the time of day ,others just scowl !By now we were back walking on the path in front of the huts in the pictures ,and the tide was coming in and beating against the wall and ~whoosh~ we were getting  well and truly sprayed ,and I was roaring with laughter (and no! I am not in my second childhood !I havent finished with the first one yet! ) anyway I hope you enjoyed our day by the sea, We will have to go again when the weather gets better ,wont we ?  And here  courtesy of  dear Donna ,a sweety to eat on the way home ,With love                     

15 comments:

jaymact1 said...

Looks and sounds like a very interesting spot. Have not been as far south as that we were down as far as the Atomic power station at Sizewell ast summer. LOve Joan.

ally123130585918 said...

Jan that was a lovely trip enjoyed it very much ~ The beach huts look
colourful and very pretty ~ and the picture Donna has done for you does Southwold Proud ~ and I enjoyed the sweetie lol....Ally

sdrogerson said...

Super entry as  was the one you moaned about be only leaving a wink on............see my wife read her emasly 3 emails................. :)))))))

aniracj said...

I thought I was there with you!!! Love the graphic. but then anything Donna does I like!!!

msecz said...

That was an interesting trip.... I enjoyed it from here too. Would have liked to be there in person also... lucky you, Sandra

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,  That was very enjoyable listening your story of Southwold. I love the true English seaside and all that goes with it, from fish and chips to the funny little beach huts.  I`ve not been inside one but like you I`d  try to get a sneaky peek when walking past, as a child I imagined that people lived in them all year round!  I didn`t realise that there was amber around our shores, I suppose you didn`t find any on the beach? :o)

Sandra xxxx

elainey2465 said...

Yes I did enjoy your day by the sea - lovely to do such nice things! The amber sounds great - really interesting - to think those little creatures used to be roaming the earth - amazing isnt it.  Great pics. Love Laine xx
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faircolleen said...

loved this entry Jan. . . makes me want to go to the seaside.I love the seaside and would love to have one of those beach huts in the summer.People buy them for thousands of pounds dont they?Love your piece of amber too.

mllevl said...

What lovely memories your pics and mention of Southwold brings. I was there in May 04 with a very dear friend Dave. We spent some time on the pier, sitting in the sun and also reading the plaques. We looked to see if we could have one for us done but no-one was available..too early in the season I think. Pity. One of the beach huts was on sale with an asking price of 6.5K!!!!!!!!!!

madcobug said...

Love you entry today. The pictures are great and Donna did a great job of making a graphic out of it. The amber story was very interesting and your necklace is beautiful. Helen

kokoapuffy1 said...

Thanks for the tour, Jan. Sounds like my kind of place, have always liked Amber. Thanks for the sweety. LOL!   ~Deborah

haileen2003 said...

Oh! Jan - I was feeling so low tonight, then came on and read your 'Entry' Allan and I had a late Holiday in Norfolk in October 2004, and we visited Southwold. I took 'photos of the Beach huts, looking back from the Pier., (I would post them if I knew how!(lol) It was bitterly cold, but so enjoyable. I remember the bronze plaques. I didn't read about the Amber Musuem until after we had left. I relived that day through your eyes tonight, and it so took me back there. Thank you...
Aileen...X

icklemisssexpot said...

Beach huts are so quaint...the pic's are lovely :o)   Caff xxx

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan I know you enjoyed that holiday and going to Southwold, we went last year when we visited Judy but didn't know about the amber shop,so missed out on something interesting.Your photos and Donna graphics are good......Love Jeanxx

jmoqueen said...

What a lovely day at the beach :-)  Thanks for taking us with you but you could've treated us to some fish and chips too ;-)  or am I just greedy??!!  LOL