Total Pageviews

Friday, 20 May 2011

Yesterday Was A Good Day - A Beside the Beach Day!

Well dear bloggy friends, yesterday was a good day for me.  I went to visit a friend who lives about an hour away.  I haven't seen her this year, so it was lovely to be able to catch up on all the news and enjoy some quality time together.

She lives only five minutes from the sea, which I absolutely love.  Fortunately the sun shone all day, although it was still a bit chilly in the wind.  We walked on the beach and paddled in the water. We  sat outside and had our lunch (with the obligatory glass of wine of course!) overlooking the boats.  The place where we had lunch was called The Crab Shack and sold the most wonderful seafood, which had all been caught in the sea just around us, so it was SO fresh!  I had fresh crab salad with caramelised scallops.  Yum Yum!!

That is just my kind of day, and I thought you might like to see a few photos that I took.









42 comments:

Donna B said...

There is nothing better than getting together with a girlfriend and doing something fun...having lunch by the sea is at the top of the list! Beautiful pictures...so glad you are all well, happy, creative (your blog looks GREAT!) and having fun. (((( hugs))))

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Diane .. now that is the sort of day I could of done with yesterday or even today ..:-) Not been to the sea in this country for years ... oh I went in Italy and it was fantastic .. I could just cycle down to it there :-).

Have a super day , I am off to work now ..xox

Belle said...

I'm up late so I caught your blog early for once! It is 11:30pm here.
What a lovely place. I love day trips to the sea or forest. Lovely pictures, I especially like the boats.

Thisisme. said...

Donna - you're so right about us girlfriends getting together and having fun!! Thanks for the compliment about the blog.

Anne in Oxfordshire - yes, that's the only thing about being where you live, it's so far from the sea! I'm very close to it here in Devon and I am so grateful for that. Hope you have a good weekend.

Belle - you're up late indeed! It's funny with posting comments with the time difference with all of us. Glad you liked the photos. It is a lovely place.

Sush said...

A day well spent is a day spent by the sea! I am a water bug and love every moment spent near almost ANY body of water. Your pictures are fantastic. So happy you had a day spent with a dear friend by the sea!
Hugs~

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Great photos what a lovely place to spend a day, isn't wonderful to meet a friend and have lunch and relax....lucky you I never seem to have time to do something like that...always running around after one child or another.

SkippyMom said...

When I saw the title I said "Yippee!" [no, really - ask the dog. I did]
because I knew there were going to be lovely pictures to go with a great story and you didn't disappoint :D

This sounds like the most oh so perfect day! :) - You just can't beat it.

The water is so beautiful and blue....I love that.

Hope you are having a great Friday and your weekend is extra special.

Shady Del Knight said...

I'm starting to think that fine weather is somewhat of a rarity in your part of the world, Thisisme, at least around this time of year. Your celebration of good weather when it does come makes me realize how spoiled I am by the seemingly endless string of sunny, warm days that we enjoy here in Florida throughout the winter and spring. We are actually getting desperate for rain now and would love to import some from England. I hope you have a safe and happy weekend, dear friend!

Vintage Sunday said...

Just lovely! So glad you had such a special time ~ glad, too, that you shared it with us through your beautiful photos ~ Thank You! Love Brenda

Sunny said...

Awww- it looks beautiful there. Someday I hope to be able to go to the seaside. Thanks for visiting my blog, btw. And it's not that I don't like England- I REALLY love it!! I DO!!! It's just more the circumstances and the missing home I don't like at the moment. I'm sure as soon as I get a job and a bit of independence I'll be fine. Anyway, Thank you SO much for the support!!!

Odie Langley said...

I simply love it when I know my friends have had such an awesome day and it is even better when they took lots of pictures. You did really good girl. That is one gorgious area and the food plus the wine made it perfect. Thanks for letting us tag along so to speak. Have a marvelous rest of your Friday.
Odie :)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I love the sea-side too. And look at your beautiful weather. Perfect!

Gentle hugs,
~♥~

Kristina said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time!!!!!!! Great seafood is simply the best, And sharing with a good friend, not sure it can get any better than that!! :)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

oh, how beautiful! that looks so peaceful! my kind of relaxation, for sure. the food sounds amazing. i love good seafood and sounds like that was the best possible.

glad you had a great day!

Desiree said...

What a wonderful outing you enjoyed, Diane! Loved seeing all these super pictures...I enlarged them all so I could melt into the landscape and imagine myself right there, too. The setting looked so serene...the restaurant quaint...and a super picture shared of you enjoying yourself 'at the seaside' :)

I'm so impressed with your signing off thingy! What do you call it?

Thisisme. said...

Sush - it looks as if everyone loves to be by the sea or water of some sort. I just can't get enough of it. I just hope so much that we will get a good summer over here in England this year. Every year everybody desperately hopes for long spells of warm, sunny weather!

Jo-Anne Rambling - I'm confused now! Are you still the same Jo-Anne as in Jo-Anne Mother and Nana, or is this another Jo-Anne??!! Tuesday and Fridays I have the grandchildren, so I really do try to get some good times on the other days. I haven't done any housework for ages!!! LOL!

SkippyMom - I can just imagine you saying "Yippee""!! I'm glad I didn't disappoint you dear friend, and I hope Pooldad appreciated the effort you made yesterday!! Have a super weekend - I think you might be going to that Slack Shack or whatever it was called!! Hee Hee!!

Shady Del Knight - believe me, you are SO lucky over there in Florida to get long spells of sunshine. Please make sure you send some over our way during the first two weeks of June - thank you!! Likewise, I hope you have a relaxing weekend dear friend.

Vintage Sunday - Hi Brenda! My only worry is that everyone will get utterly fed up with the photos that I keep posting!

Sunny - it's lovely to see you over here!! I do understand that it's just circumstances and I know that it can be pretty miserable being away from family & friends. When I first got married, I went to Germany, and I had never been away from home before and I had two young children. I have to say that I hated the three years that I was there, although we did visit some lovely places, but it's not home!!

Odie - you are one dear man to get pleasure when your friends have nice days out, and I hope you enjoyed the photos. Enjoy your weekend my friend.

Aunt Amelia's Attic - yes, the sun actually shone. We haven't had any for the past couple of weeks. Do hope that your rain has finally stopped!

Kristina - yes, it really was a super day. We just came along that restaurant right on the beach. It looked great and certainly didn't disappoint! Enjoy your weekend my friend.

Teresa - Hi there! Yes, the seafood was absolutely gorgeous - so fresh. I shall certainly go back there again. What made it even better was that all the staff were so lovely as well.

Chatty Crone said...

I like your little blog thing on the bottom - you did good!

And I like where you went yesterday - you lucky gal. It was beautiful and you also got to spend it with a friend = perfect day.

Thisisme. said...

Chatty Crone - Hi there! Yes, thank you for passing on the info re. the blog signature. It's quite cute, isn't it?! Yes, lovely day yesterday., and we were so lucky that the sun actually shone on us!! Have a lovely weekend.

Claudia Moser said...

Diane, you look so happy! The signature at the end is so surprising and funny :)

EvaMarie Sa said...

I'm happy to hear that you had a great time together with your friend. The pictures looks lovely, thank you for sharing, the beach looks great :-)

Have a lovely evening!

becca said...

what a lovely day you had sounds wonderful. i love spending time like that just enjoying the sights and sounds. also love your little signature guy how cute

Thisisme. said...

Claudia - I am happy most of the time, especially when I'm by the sea.
Glad you like my little signature. Cute, isn't it?! Enjoy your weekend.

Desiree - It would have been lovely if you could have really been there with me! Do you live quite near the sea over there in South Africa?? Glad you liked the little signature thingy!! I'll pop over to your blog and give you the web address.

EvaMarie - Yes, days like that are to be treasured! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Becca - it was a lovely relaxing day, and I'm glad that you like my cute little signature thingy as well!

lyndylou said...

What a lovely place to share with a friend :)

Thisisme. said...

lyndylou - yes, it was. Do hope that you and Jack will feel better soon :(

Bouncin' Barb said...

I'm late in commenting and it took me forever to get to the bottom of your comments to write one. You are AWESOME. Everyone loves you. The pictures are beautiful but it's the crab salad and carmelised scallops that I can't stop drooling over. That sounds heavenly. So glad you had a good day.

Duncan D. Horne said...

It's lovely to live close to the beach. We're just a 15-minute drive away!

Duncan In Kuantan

On My Soapbox said...

Oh, what a beautiful day! The food sounds delicious, too. What a fun day you had! Love the pictures, too. :-)

Thisisme. said...

Bouncin'Barb - better late than never!! I always look out for your comment, I must admit. I promise you, you would have loved that seafood meal that I had. Hugs.

Duncan - you are very lucky to be so close to the sea. I'm only 15 minutes away here in Devon, and consider myself to be so lucky!!

On My Soapbox - thank you. It was one of those special days that come along every now and then. Enjoy your weekend.

Katherines Corner said...

It's my kind of day too, thank you for sharing. BIG HUGS!!!!

Gawgus things... said...

The beach looks lovely and I'd love to got to the Crab Shack! Oh, and I love your little 'thing' that write 'Thisisme'! Really cute :)

Thisisme. said...

Katherine - Perhaps next time you could join me!! Wouldn't that be lovely?!

Gawgus things - the little restaurant was such a find Wonderful interior, staff so friendly and food just fantastic and not expensive. Right overlooking those boats that I took photos of!

Facing50Blog.com said...

That looks like a fabulous day. So much better than ours. And you stole our sunshine you naughty person :)

Thisisme. said...

Facing50 - I didn't mean to steal your sunshine, honestly!!! We were so lucky, as it had been really dreary all week, and we haven't seen the sun since! Still, I know that it is saving itself all up for the 11th June :)

LV said...

That is my idea of a perfect day. I never get tired of the beach or a fun day with girlfriends. Loved this post!

http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

Thisisme. said...

Hi LV. It is always lovely when you pop round to leave a comment. Thank you! Having a day out with girlfriends is very special, isn't it?! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

The Crab Shack, even the name makes it appeal to me as a lunch spot!

Thisisme. said...

LindyLouMac in Italy - hello! I'm sure you would have very much enjoyed The Crab Shack! The food was delicious!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I loved the tour, pretty pictures these are!

Thank you for entering my giveaway, fingers crossed for you xx

Susan said...

I'm a sucker for the ocean-oh! Love the pictures with all the boats, and fresh crabs...how delicious. All of your photos are great Thisisme. What a fun time!

Thisisme. said...

saskia - lovely to see you here today. Thanks for dropping by and, yes, fingers crossed for the giveaway!!

Susan - likewise, it was lovely to receive your comment today as well. Seems we're all a sucker for the ocean!!

Shirl said...

Looks like a wonderful day. Your meal sounds absolutely gorgeous. Loving your new background! xxx

Thisisme. said...

Shirl - Hi. This is nice - I'm getting all these lovely people coming by to comment on this post, and I do appreciate them all! So pleased you like the new background.