When I walk along the promenade and past the beach huts, I like to look at what their owners have named them. There is ‘Claridges’, ‘Little Red Shed’, ‘Sandy Bottom’, ‘Ruby Tuesday’ and ‘The Gin Trap’, to name a few but the one which may have passersby wondering is, ‘Linga Longa’. This beach hut belongs to a lady who, in the past, has lost huts to storm surges. The surges have broken hers and others’ huts into sections, shards and splinters before taking these off and deposit
A section of the cable that connects the emergency phone at the bottom of the access road from Clifton Way is down. I understand, this phone was installed after there was an accident on the east beach towards Trimmingham where, due to the lack of mobile signal, the emergency services could not be called until someone walked to the cliff top and obtained a signal. We noticed the cable break on Monday morning after which I emailed our District Councillor, Angie Fitch Tillett ab
Today, I am doing what a number of other bloggers do when they don’t have a lot to write about; post photos! All of the following were taken on one of our afternoon walks. I have added captions for some extra interest. Pussy Willows now burst open and attracting a variety of insects, none of which obliged by posing for a photograph. There are a lot of ladybirds on the alexanders this year. These two are doing their best to increase numbers further. Wonderful colour contrasts
I have so enjoyed spending time outdoors over the past few days. There has been a chill in the air but the blue skies and the rays of the sun have made being in the garden and going for walks a pure pleasure. Despite thinking our garden’s borders etc. were up to date; I have found plenty of things to do. There are a good number of tadpoles in our pond – I must remember to scoop some out and send a photograph of them to our grandsons. They are quite amusing to watch, zipping a
It is good to see when older buildings in the village are being cared for and kept in good repair. The Sea Marge has to be one of if not the most attractive of the homes constructed in Overstrand at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. The Sea Marge Hotel, originally the home of Sir Edgar Speyer and his wife, is currently undergoing roof repairs, ahead of its re-opening on 17th May. The back was re-roofed last year and now the front is receiving attention.
I am frantically searching for the reset button. No, not for my laptop, tablet or phone but the one that will reset the weather back to this time last week when we were gearing up for an evening BBQ in our garden. Easter Sunday brought with it some sun but there was a cooling breeze which kept the temperatures down. Apart from Sunday, the weather over the Easter period has been pretty unimpressive and today we have seen hail and snow flurries. These have been interspersed wit
Today’s blog comprises of snippets of this and that which have featured in our life over the past few days. How would you describe the weather on Monday through to Wednesday – glorious, warm, sunny, beautiful, or like summer? Whatever you choose, maybe all of these, it was undeniably three days to make the most of. We gardened, sat in the sun (it got quite hot), took in the fragrance of the hyacinths in the border, watched the freshly hatched tadpoles plus the bugs and snails