Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Tuesday in Broadstairs

For the second day of Easter break Son and I headed to Broadstairs.  Broadstairs is one of my favourite places in Thanet.  The main sands are always picture perfect, the shops full of interesting pieces and the ice-creams are always tempting!  I love walking up the winding slope and past Bleak House, where Charles Dickens once resided, with its shell embedded wall.  

We bought books from one of the charity shops, picked a cake from the bakers, licked ice-creams from Morellis and basked on the sand.

The day was ended with a jaunt to the park, where I attempted to play football with Son while wearing highly inappropriate footwear (flip-flops) and keep control of a bouncing husky who, surprisingly, laid down long enough for photos!


Matching colours!



Softie ice-cream from Morellis...yum!

What a shame it doesn't last!


I love the vibrancy of these leaves.

Beautiful blue Broadstairs sky.

Viking Bay with Bleak House in the distance.



Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Just A Sunny Monday

Easter break has descended fast and the weather has been glorious.  Son and I made the most of the sunshine and spent Monday morning mooching the shops of Deal and relaxing on the beach at Walmer.  Son loves the pebbled beach and could happily spend hours picking through the pebbles for perfect round ones (rollers) and smooth, flat ones (skimmers) or uniquely shaped discoveries.  He presented me with one shaped like a heart, "This one's for you, Mum!"  Wind whipped over the walls of pebbles but not enough to warrant jackets.
We returned home for the afternoon, collected Dog and ambled to another beach closer to home.  Dog and Son braved the frothy surf of Botany Bay and Foreness Point to dip their toes, I ventured in but the sea was far too numbing and I quickly hopped back onto the warm sand.

I think we three are destined to enjoy a beachy break this Easter time.  Well it beats Son having his head stuck pointed at his new computer console!


I decided the sea was too cold for toe-dipping!

Mountains of pebbles at Walmer Beach.

Son discovered this pebble for me! Awww!

Son and his "Rollers".

Rapid waves, sunny but still a chill.

My Kathy Van Zeeland bag (a Mother's Day gift) looked
fittingly nautical.

Warm yet windswept!