Friday, 3 August 2007

To Leigh-on-Sea for a Week

I made these two cards for friends birthdays this week.
We are now off to spend a week at our friends home at Leigh-on-Sea while they are in France.
Summer seems to have arrived at last. The Jet Stream that normally sits over Iceland at this time of year has been sitting over the UK. It has now moved apparently and we are having good weather.
I will be visiting you all while away on my friends computer but I will not be posting myself. Hope everyone has a good week.


These are some of the second flush of roses that I will be leaving behind. Well at least I will be cutting them to give to neighbours before I leave.

This is where we stay (ground floor only)


And this is the view from the window











22 comments:

Lorrie said...

I hope you have a lovely restful vacation by the sea. And I'm so glad that the weather is improving.

Merisi said...

Your roses have come back in full beauty! I can imagine they'll make your neighbours happy. :-)
Your vacations spot looks gorgious, I wish you the best for a lovely stay and sunny summer days!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Oh, all the photos today are just beautiful!

Have a nice time.

Penless Thoughts said...

Looks like a quiet, lovely place to spend a week. Enjoy!!
Susan

Barbara said...

Have a nice, sunny and relaxing holiday at Leigh-on-Sea! Thank you for the pics about Oxford....it is long, long ago that I was there!

Jeanne said...

Blessings to you my lovely friend.
Have a great time.
I love your cards too.
Love Jeanne

carolyn said...

Have a wonderful time.

Maddy said...

OH to be you for a week lol. Have a great time.

Vintage to Victorian said...

Beautiful - as calm as a millpond. Love the photo of the boats. And good weather for your holiday - how lovely!

Linda said...

I'm so glad to hear that the rain has stopped. What a disaster that was. Have a good time.

Mary said...

Glad you are getting fine weather at long last. The boats at anchor look amazing and make me homesick for Torquay - will be there in October!!
Have a wonderful holiday - nothing like an English seaside break.

lorenzothellama said...

Those pictures of Leigh-on-Sea make me feel very nostalgic. I used to go their with my father when I was a little girl when he wanted to get new sails for our boat.
Have a lovely time and give my love to the lovely Thames Estuary mud!
Lorenzo.

Susie said...

What a peaceful, serene place to vacation. Enjoy your time away!

Wild Rose said...

Hi Barbara

Have a wonderful holiday in Leigh-on-Sea.

I have nominated you for the Rockin' Girl Blogger Award...congratulations!

Marie x

Lindy said...

Your roses are gorgeous! How nice of you to give them to the neighbors. And I love the picture of the boats!

Hope you had a nice time on vacation.

Lindy :)

la bellina mammina said...

Wow! That's a beautiful place. And as always, your roses are stunning! Have a good vacation!

Betty said...

Barbara,
So glad to hear from you and that the weather is nice at Leigh-On-Sea.

Such a tragedy for the people of Minneapolis and all concerned... my heart goes out to them....

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

My, my how truly beautiful. Have a good stay away from home.

Barbara, I have something for you on my blog, if you get a chance, please go over and check it out. connie from Texas

Allison said...

Oh my goodness, those roses are so beautiful - how wonderful to gaze upon them every day. Also, the pictures of the wonderful place you will be staying are very pretty. Sounds very fun to go away for a bit, especially to a place with such a beautiful view of the water. Hope you have a great time! Also, thank you so much for visiting my blog the other day and wishing me a happy anniversary. I really appreciate it.

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Karen said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of your lovely view! Enjoy your time away!
I always enjoy visiting your blog and admiring your pictures, too.
Have fun!

Nonnie said...

Hope you have a lovely break.

Pennie said...

Hi - i have just moved to leigh-on-sea from westcliff and i feel i have come home as my grandparents lived here during the 60's and 70's.back then leigh wasn't trendy fashionable! it was a very quiet fishing village and the most exciting thing that happened on sundays was when the salvation army played outside our house!leigh also used to have it's own carnival which ,as a child , i found the most wonderful experience and i still have footage of this from my dads old cine camera! x