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A Day At The Seaside

by greenrabbitdesigns

Yesterday my husband took a days leave from work and we headed off to the seaside for lunch and some sea air!!

Now looking at the photos above and below with the bright blue sky, the palm trees, the mustard and terracotta buildings and the clear light one could be fooled into thinking they were in the south of France but believe me the wind that was blowing in across the sea was turning my hands blue as I held the camera!! It certainly didn’t feel like the Riviera!!

However despite the cold wind it was a beautiful clear and bright day!

The little town we went to is Bangor in County Down on the shores of Belfast Lough.

It has a lovely little marina and believe me on a warm day it is lovely to wander around it, yesterday however it was a little chilly.

It was nice though to take in the sea air and watch the tide coming in and there were some lovely skies.

As you can see from the clock these photos were taken at ten minutes to five and look at the sky, there is definitely a stretch in the evenings, brilliant. 🙂

This view was taken out across Bangor Bay towards Belfast Lough where the Titanic would have made her very first voyage, she would have sailed past here after she left Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast!

It was lovely to take a day out have some lunch and enjoy the sea air, definitely good for the soul!!

And did this little seaside town have a yarn shop?? Of course it did!!
And did I purchase some yarn?? Of course I did!!

Teal and mustard are the colours of the week for me, looking forward to making something with them!

Happy Tuesday everyone and have a great week! 🙂

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jill February 8, 2011 - 12:40 pm

It looks beautiful Vivienne, and there’s no-one about. You and hubby must have had a fab day out together.
I was so happy when I heard our local National Trust property had re-opened again. It was lovely to go there for a walk on Sunday, even if the wind was blowing wildly, the fresh air definitely put me in a more positive mood.
Yippee for lighter evenings and new yarn. Teal is such a pretty colour. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned for it.
Jill xx

Harmony and rosie February 8, 2011 - 12:41 pm

That looks so pretty and all the more tempting with the bonus of a yarn shop. Excellent colour choice, love those two alone or together. Looking forward to seeing your creations. X

marigold jam February 8, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Can almost smell the ozone! Lovely day out! I love the teal and mustard yarns – do show us what you make won’t you?


Jenny February 8, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Looks like a perfect day out (except maybe the chilly wind!) those pictures of the sea and sky are just so lovely, and with the palm trees you could very possibly be in the Med! xxx

Jane February 8, 2011 - 4:38 pm

What a lovely day out Vivienne, it’s great to recharge the batteries sometimes isn’t it? The colours are beautiful and obviously inspired your yarn choice! It’s been a sunny lovely day here today, I do hope it is with you. It is so welcome to see the daylight lengthening.
Enjoy your evening,
Jane x

Emma Angel February 8, 2011 - 5:00 pm

You are lucky to live near such a beautiful place. I’ve never been to Ireland but it’s on my list.

Amanda February 8, 2011 - 7:24 pm

Beautiful!!! I can just picture a seaside wedding in that gazebo – and the wedding colors would be teal and mustard 🙂

Helen Philipps February 8, 2011 - 8:32 pm

What a lovely place, and gorgeous seaside images – how refreshing! I found I was taking a deep breath of sea air just then! Your yarn looks yummy and rather seaside-y too. Thanks for a lovely post. Helen x

val February 8, 2011 - 9:17 pm

What a lovely (cold!) day you had Vivienne. It all looks so beautiful on the screen and the colours are gorgeous …. no wonder you felt inspired to buy yarn, I like your choice and look forward to seeing what you create :0) Quite a haunting thought about the Titanic passing the coast on her first sail from the shipyard. All in all you had a wonderful “mini holiday!”
Look forward to seeing many others as the year unfolds.
love to you
Val & Bella xx

Pam February 9, 2011 - 6:04 am

We went to the seaside too! The air is so good – even though it is cold – and definitely blew the cobwebs away. Lovely colours Vivienne.
P x

Mia February 9, 2011 - 3:00 pm

But of course you did shop some yarn, dear! The happy day turns into a perfect one with some yarn shopping (even husbands may not get it?) – happy knitting, Viv!


simone February 9, 2011 - 4:03 pm

What a lovely husband you have!!! Your day at the seaside looks wonderful. I bet you could have done with some warming fish and chips to eat though!!! x

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