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Saturday, 11 April 2009

Fish and Chips

(Sorry this is a late post...Blogger wouldn't let me post it last night.)

So, I'm bad..not only that but I'm making other people bad!! I'm leading them into bad ways...well, one at least. Shame on me!!

I worked this morning, the whole time watching the rain fall in a never ending stream down the window. Where had all the sunshine gone? Gloomy was not the word!! But, I told myself sternly to WORK...concentrate! I know it's a holiday today, Good Friday, but I don't know about where you are...it seems that here holidays like today are vanishing fast and people are working them more and more. As the others were all working I thought I would too....but it was hard! Good Friday should be Hot Cross Buns and rolling eggs!!

I settled down and concentrated, well at least until 1.00pm then I'd had enough and thought..."to heck with this" and I grabbed my keys and off I went. I decided that despite the rain I was going to drive and pick up my Mum....... then go get some Fish and Chips (yep, we Brits are great at these) .  We could drive to a cliff overlooking the sea and just sit and watch the rain and the sea do their thing.

Not productive I know, but I thought it would blow my cobwebs away from what has been an unsettling week and get me in the Easter mood. The fact that I am helping clogging our arteries with fat is not the point..it is just once in a while after all....and today I didn't care!!

It was cold and wet and very windy....a bit of a disaster day weather wise...but it was beautiful. The tossing waves with the white horses ridding the crests, gray skies low and threatening and the rain falling sideways....I could feel the emotions and stresses of the week draining away as I watch nature vent itself.

In a calm moment..between wind and rain...I got out and took a couple of pictures. Look how gray and misty it was. The shadow on the horizon is the Isle of Wight, normally you can see it clearly but it was shrouded in sea mist...and this was afternoon!!

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The windows of the car steamed up and I knew the chip smell would be there for days, but I was glad.....it would act as a reminder of Mum and I and the sea...and some gorgeous Fish and Chips!! I felt quite calm and at peace with the world as I sucked the salt and grease from my fingers.....yes, tradition says Fish and Chips have to be eaten with your fingers to taste their best!! So it was an afternoon well spent.

This week is the anniversary of Dad's death and so it is normally a thoughtful time for us, full of memories of when the sun shone and Dad was still here laughing. We had our space and quiet time...well not so quiet really...lot of talking as usual. But now...Easter..I'm ready for you. Bring on the family, lots of cooking, eggs and starting to explain to Lilly what Easter is all about..the latter could take a while...at least a couple more years!!

This weeks CU OK gift is a knotted frame. The download includes 1 grayscale frame and the samples that I have done. They can all be used for personal/S4H/CU.

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You can download them here

Enjoy the rest of the holiday and be good!!

 

34 comments:

Lilly said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful frames.

Glynis said...

mmm I can smell them from here! We are going to treat ourselves in July to a trip just like yours,it is one thing we miss. They are not the same outside of the UK :)) Loved the pics.
Easter is next weekend for us, but Happy Easter to you June and relax if you can.

Yvette said...

I love the rain just as long there is not to much wind. We don't get much rain here in Las Cruces, New Mexico. When we do I really enjoy it. Sounds like you have a nice relaxing time with you mom. Love the pictures wish I was there to enjoy it. Happy Easter to Lilly, You and the rest of your family. Thank you for the lovely frames.

EAL Designs2 said...

thank you so much, beautiful frame

tajicat said...

Sounds like a lovely time, even with the rain. My dad was in England during WWII and he always talked about the fish and chips and roasted chestnuts. He always wanted to go back to England, but he never did. I hope you have a wonderful Easter! :)

PJ said...

it's amazing how just being in the elements and all their glory can resuscitate the soul. have a great holiday!

Twisted Scrapper said...

Thank you so very much for the frames. I already have lots of ideas :)

Joan said...

Awesome photos! There is such peace even with the wild seas. And, of course, thank you for the frames. Happy Easter to you and all of your family.

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Commercial Use post on Apr. 11, 2009. Thanks again.

Dori said...

Lovely photos :-)

Ellay said...

I think it sounds like quite a beautiful afternoon. What a wonderful day to spend with your mom and remember your dad. Funny how water brings a peaceful feeling...I'm glad you enjoyed!

Keryn said...

Thank you for these frames June.

Wow I love your photos Looks freezing cold though.

Hugs, Keryn

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author 101 said...

Love the story! Have a wonderful and blessed Easter.

Van said...

Thank you!

Mélie said...

thank you

Duni said...

Your post has made me hungry! I would love to indulge in greasy fish and chips right now! Mmmm.
Must be nice having your mum live close by!
Yes, I tend to work at Easter too. It's very peaceful around here...perfect for crafting (atleast for me)

hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday!

ROSILIE said...

happy Easter to you! In the Philippines, we only endured the extreme heat.

Grampy said...

I am actually of French decent but I believe I must have some English blood in me. I feel Fish and Chips are the best. I also agree that the only way you can fully enjoy them is with your fingers.
Thanks for visiting Grampys Place.

Denford said...

Ah, fish and chips, I remember that from time there.....I presume they are still sold wrapped in old newspapers!

The sea does look beautiful despite the mist!

But is the media still fretting about the depletion of cod in the seas?

Gabrielle said...

Hi June, awww, you poor thing - sitting in the car - with your MUM- eating FISH and CHIPS (vinegar,salt mmm slobber slobber) I'm putting on inches just thinking about it! - and- watching the mists rolling over the Isle of Wight! Now that sounds great to me, just the sound of the rain and the waves and a MUM and fish and chips and salt and vinegar and the sea and the rain and silence and.....MUM
I hope your sunshine in the shape of Lilly is making up for the rain.
Love, and a big hug

Christy said...

Just the way you described the scene has mellowed out my mood. Thanks I needed that. Can I move to England...pretty please?!? I would just have to get used to eating fish.

VJ's Scrap Room said...

MMMMMMMMMm sounds so delicious..All three..fish ..chips and the sea:)What a wonderful way to spend the day!!
Thank you so much for the cool knotted frames.:)

Anonymous said...

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CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank You very much!

thescrappywife said...

These are lovely! Thank you!

Liv said...

thanks so much for the frame :)

Yum...fish & chips!! Can't wait to get to the UK to taste what REAL fish & chips are like!!! :)

Lovely photos...I understand completely about the rain. Here in Sydney, Australia, it's pouring today!!!

I hope you and your family had a fantastic Easter!

Laura said...

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xashee's corner said...

i found you through one of the freebie search sites and GLAD i did!! :) Thank you so much for sharing! :) Have a BEAUTIFUL day!! :)

Andrea said...

Thank you for the wonderful knotted frame!

Michele said...

Thank you for sharing your work!!!

Hugs,
Michele

Janalyn said...

Thank you!! These are very cute!!

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