Saturday, 7 July 2012

I’ve been away!

Hope everyone had a great 4th July, for those who celebrate it and a lovely weekend to all everywhere.
I had an invite last weekend from a friend to pop up and stay in Cumbria, at Ulverston in the Morecombe Bay for a few days as they had a room free. I didn’t need asking twice, lol. I packed a bag, booked my train ticket and some assistance changing stations as it's always a pain when you're trying to handle a bag, suitcase and a walking stick.  (It’s free when you book a train ticket and well worth it.)
They made me so welcome and this was the view from my room……..

Across the field you can see the sands and sea in Morecombe Bay which are famous for the shellfish farmed there.  It is possible to walk across the sands at low tide but very dangerous if you don't know the area, you can hire a guide to take you. People have lost their lives trying to farm the shellfish buried in the sand when they've forgotten to watch for the sea returning. I have the greatest respect for the sea, I stay out of it now.
 Pity they couldn’t arrange more sunshine and less rain but hey ho it was a lovely birthday present. They are a great couple and their children are such sweeties, little gentlemen to me. 

 Here we are fooling about in the Olympic cardboard cutout……. My next scrapbook page I think.

The village at the rear of the hotel is a typical little village in this region, tumbling up the hill behind the sea……………..
It hasn’t stopped raining since I got back so I’ll be having a quiet birthday today. We're breaking records here in the UK for the wettest Summer on record! People are being warned not to travel unless necessary.
 It’s my son’s birthday too and we’ve agreed not to celebrate this one as he's still not very good.  Next year I hope we’ll be able to celebrate his full recovery from the nightmare happenings of the last 6 months.
Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments on my posts, really appreciate all the love.  

I’ll be back blogging very soon. xx


  1. Looks like a wonderful break, take care, and have a very happy birthday! Valerie

  2. Looks like a wonderful time! LOVING the photos!! Happy birthday to you and your son!

  3. sorry am still having trouble posting on blogs...

    what a lovely treat for you jean, looks a lovely place and sending you and your son happy birthday wishes (steven was born on my birthday, lol)... I hope you can celebrate it to the full next year, hugs...

    maria xx

  4. Can't wait to see you scrap the cardboard cutout piccie :)
    Happy Birthday to you & your son, Jean!

  5. Looks and sounds like a fun weekend away! Sorry things are so wet there for you!! Happy Birthday to both you and your son!!!

  6. It is great to get away for a break Jean and looks like you had a lovely time! Cant wait to see your scrap page!

  7. Thanks everyone for your your birthday wishes and lovely comments. xxx

  8. Looks like you had a lovely trip! Sending you birthday wishes and hugs.


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