Wednesday 9 June 2010


Hope your week is going well and you haven't got too wet !!The picture above was taken This afternoon on my trip to a local market town.The poor "Farmers Market" stallholders were subjected to an absolute deluge.I was stood in a nice dry shop ,thankfully . Couldn't even venture out till it slowed down . Even then it was pretty damp ,so I had to curtail my trip.
Luckily I had got the essentials,but had only been in one charity shop.I'm so loving charity shops these days,shame to miss my weekly fix !
The one charity shop I managed to visit, before rain stopped play, sells books.This gorgeous cover caught my eye.....

I've got serious seaside love at moment .I think it must be due to Julia and Lucys gorgeous Holiday posts.
So coming home early gave me chance to sit in my conservatory and listen to the rain whilst crocheting a row or two ( I'm up to my 29th stripe on my Granny Stripe Blanket )and enjoy my new (to me) book.

There's actually not much seaside in it.
There are woodland cabins......

Cosy !......There's a railway carriage by a pond.........

Loving that crochet blanket.....

There's even a caravan.........

I love the vintage fabrics ,but I'm not sure about the silver interior .

But definitely the best in my opinion is this gorgeous escape by the sea.......

Take a look inside.........

It was built in the 1930's for two ladies.The present owners bought it from them when the ladies were both in their late eighties.I love that it remains so simple and basic....Though I'm sure I couldn't resist adding some crochet if it was mine !
I feel relaxed just looking at it .It must be a great haven to recharge your batteries and escape the busy ,hurried world.
I'd love to here your idea of the perfect hideaway
Jacquie x


  1. How lovely to be able to lose yourself in such a lovely sunshiny book when the weather is so wet. I have sprouted webbed feet!!! Bring bck my sun.

  2. What a lovely book to find ~ full of some beautiful photos and lots of inspiration too. I love your granny stripes and have had a look on your previous posts to see what yarn you are using and I can't find it ~ maybe I'm not looking in the right place. I love the blues and greens and would love to know what you are using ~ Jackie :O) x

  3. Lovely photos I like books like thay you can get lot's of ideas, maybe too many :)
    Cate x

  4. You're doing so well with your Granny Stripes...I'm loving the colours that you chose. What a gorgeous book. Thank you for showing us! Love, Amanda xxx

  5. That books looks wonderful - I will have to look out for it. I have a similar one about beach huts around the world.

  6. What a lovely post! I really love the pictures you've used and the pictures of the flowers in your garden are really nice as well. I will be back here soon!

  7. i'm with you... the hideaway by the sea would be the absolute perfect place for some R&R!!

    and i agree with Amanda about the granny stipes...just beautiful!

  8. oooooo you just reminded me that I have that very book somewhere on my crowded messy bookshelf, I shall have to go search for it, it might have some delicious Connievan inspiration in it!

    Lovely to catch up with you here, your GSB and your B-cakes both looking divine :o)

    Lots of love


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