8 Aug 2014


1. Monday was the last day of my holidays in Eastbourne.

My friends took me on a tour through the South Downs a stunning landscape !

We went up to Beachy Head were the ground suddenly ends and if you don't pay attention you could just walk over the cliff and fall down. My friends didn't want to go near there, but I wanted and although I get already dizzy on a balcony of a second floor, here I felt nothing. But I was careful, I laid on the grass and bent my head down to see these beautiful white cliffs and took these pictures. Unfortunately this is also a very well known place for people who don't want to live anymore and just jump down the cliffs.

A range of cliffs is called the "Seven Sisters" where a restaurant is standing.

We ended our tour in a little village nearby Eastbourne and had tea and cake. Then it was time to pack my suitcase.

2. The next day I took the train to London

I wanted to visit the Mews and see the Royal coaches, but there were so many people lined up that I gave up and had lunch in this Pub near Buckingham Palace. When I took the picture I thought how time has changed, years ago I used to sit in Pubs and draw people, now I take pictures !

After I ride on the top of my bus, I stopped in Carnaby street for a coffee, before I went to the station, pick up my luggage which I had left there and took my train home. Mr. G. waited for me at the station and when I arrived home my cats didn't even greet me, apparently I hadn't been missed.

3. As usual after holidays there are quite some work to do, I unpacked my suitcase and pottered around.

4. Normal life started again with some shopping, it rained and I returned quickly home, there was a lot to do to sort out all the photos I had taken.

5. During school holidays we have no painting class. But as we are very eager students, some of us meet each week for painting. The truth is we don't paint very much we mostly chat more around a coffee ! So I went there and updated myself of the last happenings. The rest of the day I spent blogging in our garden.


carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Great place to visit and gorgeous photos ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Fun60 said...

Never seen Beachy Head without the mist covering! Glad you had such a good holiday. See you next time.

Maribeth said...

I am just now catching up since last winter when I was so ill. Our new puppy Lili is now 5 months old and has been very ill. Since she was 3 months she has terrible diarrhea. She is fur and bones and we wait until the Vet's tests come back.
Hubby's melanoma surgery went ok. The skin graft on his face looks rough, but they say that such a large area, this is common.
My daughter has bought a large house an hour south of me, and Savannah will change schools and go there.
They are still hoping for baby # 2, but nothing yet.
I have gone back to Weight Watchers and have lost 14 pounds in 7 weeks!
I go to see my Dermatologist on Wednesday, as I have two places that do not look good.
Sorry I have not been around. My life has been complicated.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

That IS a stunning landscape -- love your pictures! Glad to hear you had a great week. Wish I could blog outside. It is just SO hot here...

Have a great week ahead!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Looks like you never have a dull moment.
Coffee is on

Paula said...

Those cliffs look amazing! Your lovely pics make me want to visit England. Maybe one day...

Anonymous said...

What fun travels! I'd be scared to get near the edge of those cliffs, but they're gorgeous.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina ... that cliff is very dangerous/unstable and so I'm glad you didn't go 'under' as such ... great photos though!

Glad you had a good time down here and the weather was mostly glorious - then London with so many choices ..

Good to be home - it always takes a while to settle in .. enjoy one and all and I'm sure the cats eventually came out of hiding .. i expect they were hot! Cheers Hilary

Unknown said...

What magnificent cliffs! The whole area looks absolutely stunning.

I know what you mean about the cats. If I've been out for a couple of hours or more there's a great to-do. If I go away on holiday, I'm ignored when I return. I think it's my punishment.

jabblog said...

Cats can be very disappointing, can't they? What a lovely holiday you had and the weather was good, for a change.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

As soon as I got over my dizzy spell from the first part of your weekend, I enjoyed the rest of the post a lot ;>).... that place is beautiful seriously.