Sunday, 1 June 2014

A change in routinue

 After a week of wet weather it was good to open the curtains to welcome blue skies again! Rather than enjoy our first cup of coffee in bed we decided to take a Thermos and enjoy it in the open air instead!


We drove up to the Nothe Gardens, we weren't the only ones awake, the squirrels criss-crossing the path and climbing the trees added extra interest!


The Condor ferry was backing out of the harbour, taking day trippers and holiday makers to the channel islands of Guernsey and Jersey.


Sitting down to enjoy the view, and drink our coffee we watched a fish boat hauling up it's crab pots...


While other boats headed further out to sea for a day of fishing or sailing....


Overhead swallows swept down low catching their breakfast.The sound of distant church bells interrupted the bird song all around us.


An elderflower bush reminded me that I must pick some elderflowers to make cordial this week, and the gladoli reminding us of a mornings work waiting for us back home.



A last chance to take in the views ......


and a quick breakfast on the patio before a morning spent in the garden.




The sea,  however, is never far from our thoughts even here!

Have you done anything out of routine this weekend too?

Sarah 

42 comments:

  1. I've just found your blog. What a beautiful part of the world you live in. The sea near us is always grey.

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    1. Hello and welcome and thank you for becoming my latest follower! Suffolk is somewhere I would love to visit one day - we have done Norfolk and Essex and somehow Suffolk was missed out! Sarah x

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  2. Amazing views and captures Sarah! A cup of coffee outdoors on a bright day like this is tha best thing can happen! When do you beggin swimming ?

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    1. I only like paddling and I didn't do that this morning!! There was someone out swimming this morning just out of view in the picture of the houses. Sarah x

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  3. Just my sort of day we are so lucky to have the sea on our doorstep I am convinced it helps longevity

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  4. What a lovely morning out, Sarah. The views are really stunning. I can tell you really enjoyed yourselves.

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  5. Another wonder-full-y lyrical post ~ thanks for sharing your world with us!

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  6. So beautiful! and boy, do your squirrels ever get big!!!!

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  7. We had brunch at the Watch House Café at West Bay!!! A lovely weekend in my favourite spot! Home now, but down again next weekend and stopping for a week YAY!!!

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    1. I was thinking of you down here this weekend! I would have liked brunch at Watch House cafe too, we haven't been over there for ages! Sarah x

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    2. The next fine day you are free then!!!! X

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  8. How lovely to be close enough to the coast to do that before breakfast!

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  9. Getting up early is no penance on a sunny Summer morning! (I reckon that since it's 1st June, we must now be in Summer....)

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  10. Amazing photos, what a beautiful place. And such a lovely patio. Hope you have a good week. CJ xx

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  11. Wasn`t it a treat to wake up to blue skies this morning?

    Lovely photos of Weymouth Bay.

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  12. I love the reflections in the first photo and what a great idea to take your thermos of coffee out and enjoy the area where you live. This week has been one mad rush for me, 3 quite long road trips, so looking forward to a quieter time this coming week.

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  13. Your area is just so beautiful! I've always wanted to visit that part of England. I didn't do anything out of the ordinary this weekend but still had a wonderful time. Our hot summer weather hasn't it yet so I enjoyed spending the weekend in the garden. :o) However, I am way overdue for a day of out-of-the-ordinariness so I must hatch a plan for fun... :o)

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  14. Dear Sarah,

    How lovely starting off your day with coffee out in the beautiful open air - looks like a gorgeous place and loved seeing your wonderful photos. Cute squirrel too.
    Happy new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  15. Such a very pretty place, looks like you made the most of your time tree. I was at home all weekend with a head cold.

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  16. Gorgeous photos Sarah.....looks like a perfect start to the day. Your garden is looking wonderful too.
    Jacquie x

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  17. Thanks for sharing your break in your routine, Sarah...I enjoyed it :) Yesterday, my oldest daughter asked me to drive down to CA tomorrow along with her four little girls to visit friends, then we plan to drive back to OR on Friday, so that will be a wonderful change of routine for us! We might get to see the sea! xx

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  18. Wonderful impressions, Sarah. I have never heard from this ferry. Yesterday we visited the garden of a friend, and I have taken a lot of photos.

    Sigrun

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  19. Lovely photos, worth heading out for!

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  20. Glorious! It doesn't look like England... :-) xx

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  21. I was off line yesterday as I enjoyed yet another good book. Oh Sarah, but when I get back on-line and come see you, I feel the excitement of being young at heart. Breakfast on the deck, doing yard work, coming in tired by satisfied, going to our lakeshores. Thank you dear friend for always inspiring - and we too have plenty of silly squirrel antics in our own yard to keep us interested! Anita

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  22. Such beautiful photos- It's a virtual tour of your neck of the woods- love it:)

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  23. What a beautiful place to have your morning coffee. Then breakfast on your lovely patio for a double treat. I'm glad you were able to take advantage of the good weather!

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  24. I hear you Sarah, when the weather is good, you've got to take advantage of it! Nice to do something different for a change as well. Lovely photos of the boats, squirrels and the seaside. We did a similar thing this weekend, couldn't believe our luck with the weather and got up early to cycle down the beachfront and popped in for a coffee too! Have a lovely week...not sure about the weather though. Sharon x

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  25. Your garden is so beautiful Sarah, what a lovely place to come and have a sit and a cuppa after your lovely day out. Glad that you got some sunshine! xx

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  26. I used to love the view from the top of Nothe Gardens - you were lucky in having such tranquil seas to look out over; a perfect start to the day! I was keeping an eye out for the elderflowers this year so that I knew where they were for making cordial - and now I'm seeing elderflowers everywhere, they seem to be prolific this year. The bonus is that I'll also know where to look for elderberries later in the year! Let's hope the weather holds for more summer mornings like this!

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  27. Hey Sarah,
    What a lovely spur of the moment decision!
    Leanne xx

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  28. Some beautiful summery images here Sarah. A gorgeous part of the country. I'm going to put you on my blog roll so I don't miss another post! Have a wonderful week!

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  29. Sarah ~
    thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! I'm glad you got to see some sunshine ~

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  30. I always get excited when people post about squirrels, they are so cute and unfortunately we don't have any in Australia

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  31. I so enjoyed this early morning coffee overlooking the sea Sarah and loved your stunning shots. The first one of the boat New Dawn just says it all.
    Patricia x

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  32. My husband was born in Weymouth and christened in that imposing church by the bridge. His aunt used to fish off the Stone Pier at night and we used to walk up to the Nothe before we were married, after sailing down to Weymouth from the Hamble. Always an epic trip - the harbour was just the best place to moor up and stay for our holidays. Your garden is beautiful.

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  33. Hi Sarah,
    Glad you had some nice weather. What a wonderful way to enjoy a cup of coffee. Lovely photos and thanks for sharing your morning with us.
    Blessings,
    Bobbie Lynn

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  34. I never cease to marvel at the beauty of your area.

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  35. Love your photos, thanks for sharing!

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  36. Love that Squirrel shot Sarah! x

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  37. Your photos are stunning!! Seriously! I really wanted to make it to the Channel Islands before we left - maybe next time :)

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  38. What a lovely morning out!

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