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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Chasing the Sun ... (and Rag Market)

Like storm chasers they followed not a tornado but the sun.  
Walking the coastal path.
Buffeted by a harsh wind.
They could see the sun in the distance,
teasing them.
Too few visits to the coast this year.
Too late for sea kale - her favourite.
Gathering flotsam and jetsam
Finally, they captured the sun in a little rocky enclave ...
... and held it close.
Used a little cave, sheltered from the wind to cook up some sausages ...
... and shared their bread, a simple salad and cheese, 
with a little red wine and, of course, some cake!


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The Giant Vintage Rag Market at Frome on Saturday 30th, brilliantly organised by the lovely Liz and Clare was a great success.  Lots of beautiful stalls brimming with textile treats to tempt the customers who streamed through the doors all day.


VJ completely forgot to take any photos but for a taste of this great fair, take a look at the Vintage Bazaar blog

26 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Wonderful :) x

June said...

Love the seaside sculptures! Sausages cooked on the beach - I'm sure they were tasty and red wine too - what could be better!
Have a great week.
June

Country Rabbit said...

oh how lovely, such a delightful post...makes me want to pack a basket n blankets and head to the beach- even if its raining xx

In My Wild Eden said...

What a beautiful day. What a beautiful post!

Rose H (UK) said...

Your post has lifted my heart - Thank you :o)
Rose H
x

Kris said...

You are such a good mom! I love to see the expeditions you take with your little man. I hope you are feeling better and I'm glad to see the sun shining. The sun goes a long way in healing a grieving heart! :(

I'm off to read about the Vintage Rag Market.

YeamieWaffles said...

I love the photos Jane, it seems like a truly wonderful day out, I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Like Kris says you are such a good mum, I'd love to go on a trip like this.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Auntie Bliss said...

What a precious beach picnic!!
I'll trade you one sticky hot Kentucky day for that chilly one on the beach!

Jelly Jam said...

Mmm looks lovely. I'm wondering where you've been?!
Ellie
x

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Such lovely photos..looks like you had a lovely day. To say we live so close to the sea we dont go often enough.

Vicky x

Red Rose Alley said...

Ahhhh, what would my kids do without the ocean? They find so much peace there. The pictures of the sea are so lovely. Sometimes they lightest lunches are the best.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

vintageandart said...

What a lovely day you would have all had and the beach sculpture is amazing.

Flaming Nora said...

A walk along the coast even on an overcast and blustery day is one of the best things ever. Though it does feel a little like October right now!

The Cloth Shed said...

Love those flotsam and jetsam sculptures...you must have had great fun creating them.
Julie x

Vix said...

How gorgeous! You are so lucky to have the sea on your doorstep! x

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I love the idea of 'sun chasers' as I am a girl from a town of 'storm chasers' in the US but moved to England a few years ago. I suppose that makes me a 'sun chaser' too :) Wonderful to 'meet' you here!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

What an incredible adventure at the beach, always so much to discover.
Paul

...Tabiboo... said...

What a fabulous adventure at the beach.

I love it when it's a little stormy, waves crashing all around. Much nicer then sitting and sizzling.

Love the idea of bread, cheese, wind and cake - Nina xxx

Lisa said...

i love the pictures! so beautiful (:

you have a really nice blog, would you like to follow each other? (:

Linda Sue said...

Fifth photo down looks very toothy, big grin! Lovely day at the beach, thank you!

Miss Maple said...

What wonderful photos and what great projects you did. Hugs from Miss Maple

Lucía said...

Felicidades por tu Blog , Precioso Post . Si no te importa te sigo desde ya ...
Un Besazo enorme .

Kelly-Marie said...

So wonderful! Love the Sea kale. I have never seen that before on my part of the coast ( near Bournemouth), it looks amazing. Your sea scultures are amazing, I hope you all had a lovely time.

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh beautiful. And I wish I had a necklace that looked like that glassy green blue and white sea.

Vintage Squirrel said...

What superb photos. Love a day on the beach, clears the cobwebs. Sausage sizzles are the best. Kx