Thursday, 12 March 2015

Vacation Anticipation …

Dear All,

Just dropping you a little note to say that I won’t be around in ‘blogland’ next week to visit your blogs or leave comments.  We are taking advantage of what the weathermen say is going to be a good week for sunshine and are going to the coast to wander along its sandy shores and breathe in the invigorating salty air – and it will definitely be a computer-free zone.

We hope to do a lot of walking and visiting our favourite haunts, eating lots of delicious sea food and generally relaxing and enjoying the change of scenery.

The waves of the sea help me get back to me. ~ Jill Davis

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“I must go down to the sea again, To the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship, And a star to steer her by. ~ John Masefield

I will leave you with a few pictures that I have taken this week in the Rosebank garden.

rose prunings

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peach buds

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Looking forward to visiting all your blogs on our return.  Best wishes.

 Elaine x.

I'm going to have a vacation!
      I'll leave all my housework behind,
      And not have to do any cooking;
      I'll forget all the daily grind!
I'll bask in the sunshine—don't worry!—
      And so all the things that are right;
      I'll enjoy myself every minute,
      And I'll go to a dance each night!
But when my vacation is over
      And I pack my glad rags, alone,
      I'll be happy—so very happy!—
      For, really, there's no place like home!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "My Vacation" (1940s)

36 comments:

  1. Have such a good time.....can I come?? :) Sounds wonderful. Enjoy! xx

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  2. That´s nice. You are so right, no computers on vacation. Wish you a happy holidays
    and a wonderful sunny time at the seaside.

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  3. Have a good week. Lovely pictures and verse. Flighty xx

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  4. Have a great week Elaine, glad to hear there's some good weather coming too. It makes all the difference to a holiday by the sea :)

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  5. Have a wonderful time, leave the computer behind, and pack a extra memory card for the camera. Be sure to make memories, with the camera, and with the heart. Enjoy.

    Jen

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  6. Very dramatic announcement Elaine. Enjoy your walks in the east and if you are in Norwich drop in and see me.

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  7. Enjoy. Our weatherman isn't as positive,

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  8. How wonderful. I'm longing to see the sea. Have a great time:)

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  9. Have a lovely, lovely time and I do hope the weatherman is right!

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  10. I do like the way you are photoghraphing your flowers. Please do remember us as you wander the beach. Think of us in the middle of the American prairie, land locked, yearning for adventue. Take photos and tell us all about your trip away. Rest, relax, and have a really good time.

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  11. Wishing you both a lovely time ……. it does us good to have a change of scenery and lots of seafood !! XXXX

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  12. Beautiful signs of spring around your cottage. Have a lovely vacation.

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  13. HAPPY VACATION YOU!!!! I wish you the most unbelievable time!!! Soak it all in!! And those shots from the garden are wonderful!! Now go and have a great time! Nicole xo

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  14. Good for you...enjoy your lovely "unhooked" time! I love these pictures, they made me smile.

    Jane xxx

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  15. Have a great vacation. Love your photos of spring flowers. Cyclone headed our way at present.

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  16. Happy Holls. Lovely pictures of Spring..... very hot here yesterday, and it's set to continue. Perfect.

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  17. Have a lovely time Elaine.. lovely photos :o)

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  18. We to are going to the seaside next week, hope the weatherman was right...lovely photos you have left behind.
    Amanda xx

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  19. Have a great week by the sea Elaine - Norfolk? Breath in that lovely fresh ozone, and may the warmth of the sun caress you both.

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  20. I hope that you have a wonderful time, with great weather!!! xx

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  21. so pleased that there has been some lovely spring weather for you - looking forward to reading about your trip with lots of coastal images!

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  22. I'm guessing Norfolk - have a great time. Dave

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  23. I wish you a beautiful, invigorating holiday (good to leave the computer at home!). Beautiful garden-photos (and at this time of the year you can leave the garden behind without being worried that the plants don't get enough water). So: enjoy your wandering at the coast! Britta

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  24. Enjoy your springtime vacation. I look forward to hearing of your travels when you return.

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  25. Oh Elaine - may your vacation be fabulous. There is no place like the seashore to relax and breathe in that salty air. Your pictures from Rosebank are lovely too. Have a wonderful time my friend. Hugs!

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  26. Have a lovely time, and a great holiday.

    All the best Jan

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  27. Here's hoping the promised sun materialised and you've had/are having a wonderful time by the sea x

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  28. Have a lovely, lovely time xxxxxxxxx just come back from our seaside rejuvenation x helps to slow the world down xxx

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  29. Oh....how lovely! Reading this had me longing to visit the seaside too. You have some lovely spring images here, all will be in bloom when you get home.
    Now....here's the curious thing. I thought on that I hadn't seen a post from you for a while, and was surprised to see this, I didn't receive an email notification....how odd. I shall check to see if I'm still subscribed. Have a wonderful time!!! I'll miss you.xxx

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  30. I have just returned from a holiday in the sun and so enjoyed it. Walking deserted beaches blew the cobwebs away.

    I hope you have a wonderful time and come back refreshed and ready to enjoy the gardening season ahead.

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  31. That sounds like a plan. Enjoy!

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  32. have a lovely vacation and enjoy that sunshine!

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  33. Hope your trip is enjoyable. Great photos on your blog post!

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  34. I hope you had a lovely trip. (Missing your ramblings!)

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  35. Lovely photos, have a nice time at the beach.
    Amanda xx

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