Saturday, 13 October 2007

What exactly does happen "Under the pier"....

Well under Southwold pier not v much, you'd be a bit wet! On top of the pier though there a few things to attract the attention! (Don't worry Margaret and Adrian I shan't post "that" photo!!!) We rolled some pennies, looked at the funny amusements, including a zimmer across the motorway, automatic dog walking machine and an automatic groper, I MEAN FRISKER! (... groper!! :-) and a fab water-clock!

It was great! The men on the second layer "pop" out of their trousers and when they have... finished - or the water has run out (same difference I suppose) they drop back into them!

Later on that afternoon on our way back, we stopped at Thorpeness, a lovely little place. We parked by the boating lake, shouted "come in number seven, your times up!" just like Ringo Starr in A Hard Day's Night.

Can anyone see what is on the boating lake???? - yep, that's right - more birdies!!! We then went for a little walk to visit the "House in the Clouds" a old water tower converted in to a holiday rental! You need to save your pennies, It costs between £2K and £3K a week to rent...... It is fabulous however and you'd definitely remember your trip!

There is a very friendly local cat too!!!

We had a more sedate second day, Sophie and Adrian got up early for Mass in Chelmsford and Margaret and I (well I suspect it was only me really! ) had a lie in! After breakfast we had a walk through their fab garden, went for a walk and watched a glider being launched. They took me by surprise and so I didn't have my camera for that!!! We picked Damson's currently residing in some gin (quelle surprise!) and some conkers to ward off Spiders, but we left the blackberries alone (something to do with what the Devil and Cornish Witches had been doing to them) and sat down to a lunch of Roast Lamb and Summer Pudding. So as you can see we were completely spoiled!

After the Madness of the M6 and a stop off at Bertie's in Stoke we arrived home still full!

This weekend has been quiet in comparison, Farmer's market, Autumn fair and Borders! (I've saved the excitement of the washing for tomorrow) I shall show and tell on my next post what goodies the Autumn fair provided!

Hope everyone else is enjoying their weekend!!!!


Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Lovely post Sarah, yet another place I want to visit, when will I find the time?! Suffolk is a beautiful county, a very long drive for you but well worth it. If I had a kind Aunt and Uncle living there I'd be sure to visit them regularly :)

tash said...

I haven't been to Southwold at all, but the pier looks like fun - especially the lewd water clock (definitely a selling point on their tourism brochures, I'm sure!).

Your weekend sounds divine and very pampered - just what every gal deserves ;)

vintage twist said...

Love Piers, Southwold and summer pudding!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Sarah, sounds like a lovely weekend!! Wish we had Borders here-does it sell all the American magazines?x

nĂ  said...

what a bizarre water clock! sounds like a great weekend and i'm now wanting a few days at the seaside!!!