September! Can you believe it? Until last week I thought the summer sun had forgotten to show it's face. I am sooo not ready for it to be autumn, despite the fact I love change of seasons and could only live in a country that has all four, I do feel this year summer has somehow passed me by. When I mention this to others they laugh and say we've had a good summer, so where was my ray of sunshine?!!?!?
|Love Cornwall but it gave us nothing but grey skies this year|
|Can't beat a good bit of south coastal|
bunting to make it feel like summer
|The newly refurbished Art Deco Lido was a hit with us all|
|The whole place had great lines|
|Even the changing rooms were stylish in their line|
|Leaving the mainland behind it |
looked like the sun was about to shine!
|I love me a sandy beach|
|So few people on the islands it was great|
|Yet again British bunting, gotta love it!|
|Agapanthus the flower of the islands and |
our boat out there in the harbour
|We saw so many pods of dolphins and porpoises this summer|
|They tend to play at the bow of the boat, we often |
hear them when we are down below even before
those on deck can see them, they communicate
with each other all the time
as the sound travels through our hull
|Crochet and knitting featured heavily this summer |
and as we were to leave the Scilly isles it looked
like the sun was about to shine there too!
|Plymouth has so much to offer the tourist|
|We caught up on some history |
and good food whilst here
|A novel bar at the marina, love the quirkiness of it|
|On our final day of sailing (and crocheting) |
the sun was threatening to come out
|I can always rely on Norway to provide summer |
sunshine, something to do with the gulf stream
I believe, oh how wrong I was this year!
|The normally refreshing lake swims were cold |
but did not stop us, although perhaps it did
shorten the time we were in the lakes each time
|In our final days it threatened to shine with sun...|
|...and on the last day it did!|
|At home in mamma's garden|
|Mamma's shed, typical Norwegian style|
|I dashed here and there soaking up the sights and sounds |
which always feel so very much better in the sunshine
|You are never more than 10 minutes away |
from water in Norway, be it lake, fjord or sea
|One sunshine day out of 20 is not bad, right?!?|
|Being away so long meant that the veg patch was neglected|
|The leeks instead of being eaten now look like show pieces|
|Wild and windy walks were the order |
of the stay-cation part of our holidays
|Whilst we also spent some fun days in the capitol, London, |
here is the inside of the new London Bridge concourse,
we were part of a project group to see how the signage
was and if we could locate things easily, it was a fun day out
|Loving the lines of architecture at London Bridge|
|We had lunch at the Shard|
|Saw the view of a grey London, but loved |
spotting all the iconic buildings
|View from the Shard|
|Evening strolls in the capitol were colourful|
|But it's always wonderful to be at home...|
|Now the final days of the holidays, we are chilling and |
hanging out and the weather has finally turned beautiful for us!
Maybe we should have stayed at home all the time?!?!?
Joining in with Amy after a summer break, showing you the five places I have hidden myself away this summer. Hope you have had a great restful summer as well.
Hopefully normal blogging will now resume although I still feel a little travel itchiness...
do keep popping by however as I have lots to share in the coming days and weeks,
love having you here with me.
♥ Wishing you all a wonderful September ♥