Posts tagged “thatched cottage

Going back

By the time you read this, I’ll be visiting my mum in England (Sussex).

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Hopefully, the rain will have cleared

And the trees will be out in full bloom.

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We’re going on holiday

To Eastbourne, a town on the south coast,

So I hope to relax, spend quality time with my mum

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And – of course, get some good views of the sea!

(All photos from previous trips back ‘home’.)

I won’t be visiting any of you this week, but a big thank you for popping by.

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Quirky

I’m a big fan of the quirky and the lovely. Here are some interesting sights I saw in England on my trip there last week.

It was surprisingly warm – and this huge magnolia tree was in full bloom

Next to a charming old thatched cottage from about 1550.

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I found this pair of bellows on the outside of an old flint cottage, dated circa 1724.

Bellows

A few doors down, a watchful dog

Keeps an eye on passers-by.

Dog in wall

The faded beauty of an abandoned garage

Caught my eye.

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The highlight of the weekend was my father’s birthday –

And a reunion with my family of nuts.

These are my two sisters. (And they call me crazy!)

Sisters

For more quirky shots, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


Wonky or leafy?

I’m off to England at the end of the week and this has inspired me to show you some of the adorable houses in West Sussex, where my sister lives.

What do you prefer?

Shakespearian with wonky beams…

Wonky

… Or a cottage

With a thatched roof;

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A leafy green window

Making art in the summer sun;

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Or perhaps a house with iron railings

And bejewelled cobwebs.

Cobwebs

The most popular house in England is probably the pub —

Now with gourmet food and a great sense of humour!

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For more stories, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


England with a side order of clouds

A BIG thank  you to everyone for your comments on my posts while I was away.

Here are some big cloudy Sussex skies…

Clouds are a great topping for everything:

For hot horses in a field,

Horses

For my sister, the archer,

Arrow

For bringing rain to the soft emerald hills

Flower field

And for thatched cottages

Nestled in cozy valleys.

Sussex skies

For more sky toppings, please visit: Skywatch.