Saturday, 31 October 2015

And so back to sunny Spain!

I'm home again now from my week long trip to the UK and have to say that on the one hand it feels like the week flew by, but then on the other, I feel like I've been gone from the 'blogging world' for ages and ages!

I had a lovely, lovely time in England, visiting with my mum and brother and then the three of us going down to the south coast of England to spend a few days with my son Brendan and his fiance Virginia, in Worthing, West Sussex.

The weather was mixed, I arrived in soft drizzling rain and left in a downpour but in between it wasn't bad at all!  In fact apart from the Monday when we visited Brighton, I was able to go without my coat during the day (as long as I had my thick cardigan!) but Monday wasn't so nice and I ended up buying myself a couple of woolly scarves which helped a lot!!

I enjoyed the Chat n Snap, so perfectly organised by Dee of Sasha Village,  thanks so much Dee for everything!  I have to say I did a whole lot more 'chatting' than 'snapping' up of bargains, or snapping photos, as I actually forgot to take my camera out of my bag.  In fact, my poor dolls, having got all ready for their visit to their Sasha/Gregor cousins, never left the table in front of me as I was so engrossed in my conversations with the lovely people I met last year, or have met since on the internet!!  However, I did manage to spend some money at the event and will show those off on another post as I've not got the right accessories here at the coast to take photos of them  now.

So I thought I'd share some random photos of the Sunday when we arrived in Worthing, Virginia was in London with a friend over from Spain, so they are only of my family,  but hope you'll enjoy them.  I will put dolly photos on another post, another day!

My brother John and my son Brendan on the beach...

My mum on the promenade in Worthing, it must be warm, she's undone her top button ;) 

 These very curious young seagulls were strutting their stuff on the pebbles!

There were a lot of people enjoying a stroll on the pier, including us of course!

Oh gosh!  Is that me in front of the camera for a change? 

Worthing beach from the pier...

Looking east towards Brighton....are those the White Cliffs of Dover in the distance?  

Brendan was thinking "Now why didn't I bring my fishing gear with me from Spain?" 

I'm told the domed building is the newly refurbished cinema complex.  I like how they've blended it in with the surrounding buildings.

Now one minute my mum's head was in the hole....and then it was gone!!!  I have no idea what happened! LOL

I don't know what this sport is called but there were several pairs of people doing it!  It was a bit like gondoliers without the gondola or the Venetian canals!!  But it certainly needed a flat sea like it was that day!

The seaweed covered uprights of the pier...

I guess some people have to be told!!  

Children seem to enjoy playing on the beach regardless of how cold the water is, don't they!

I had a lovely time in Worthing, I was so happy to see my 'boy' and to know that he and Virginia are happy and content there.  I don't like that they are far away from us but it's their lives and they must live them to the full!  But I do so miss them!!! 

Thank you for looking, I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween and a good week ahead!


  1. Lovely pictures of your family and Worthing :-). I'm glad you had a good time! Happy Halloween! Hugs Linda

    1. Thank you Linda! I really did have a good time there, the week just passed by so quickly though!

  2. Looks like you had a great time with your family Sharon and that's what it's all about Family. :) It was lovely to meet up with you again at the chat n Snap and go out to dinner afterwards ( Only way to actually get to chat to each other!) There is just so many people to meet with and have a chat and then the table to look at, I missed loads but then I always do! lol
    Paul's parents used to live in Worthing , it's a lovely place and nice to see Brendan's settled in. :)xxxx

    1. Yes, family is very important Dee, and it was great to be with mine....the icing on the cake would have been if Brian had been there too, but maybe another time!
      I too enjoyed the meal, the time just passed by so quickly though, but wasn't that cheesecake delicious!!!!
      Paul was telling me about his parents living in Worthing and yes, it really is a nice place...I much preferred it to Brighton.

  3. Lovely photos Sharon, you all look so happy x

    1. Thank you Louise! And yes, we really were having a nice time together! :)

  4. Just wonderful Sharon to see all of the happy faces with your family reunion. It is so very special to have family time together. Thank you for sharing! :) xxx. p.s. Glad you are home safe too!

    1. Thanks so much Ginger, I'm glad you liked seeing the family photos.....I always worry that my dolly friends will find non dolly photos to be a bit boring! It was a lovely and special time, it made me happier to see where Brendan is now living and that he is happy and content, but it was hard to leave him again!
      Big hugs, xxx


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