Sunday, January 5, 2014

Stills (New Year by the Sea)











- One of my Sprocket's main loves. Crabs. He was delighted to scramble around the rocks looking for his beloved friends. Luckily, we managed to persuade him to leave them on the beach with their families rather than bring them home. Hopefully he won't discover crab-family dynamics for awhile.
-Sprocket walking through the water with a boat my grandfather made for me many years ago.
-The baby seal that turned up on the tip of the point. While I'm worried about it's survival without a mother it was a beautiful start to the New Year to see a seal. It's only the third we've seen here in thirty five years. (Which possibly does not bode well for it's future.)
-Poppet, playing with broken shells.
-Spindleweed.
-A much loved curve of coast.
-Fish 'n' Chips.
-Makeshift cranachan on New Years Day. Every New Years Eve we make cranachan - a lovely Scottish concoction of oats, summer berries, honey, cream and whisky. This year I fell asleep with the kids and only woke two minutes before midnight, just as my dad was nipping out the back door to come around to the front door and 'first foot' the house. I don't know if you know it, but first-footing is when a man (preferably tall and dark), is the first to enter the house in the new year. He should be carrying food, drink and coal. Fruitcake, whisky and a lighter tend to be the staples. Having slept so long I didn't have time to make cranachan for the new year- but this was a makeshift porridge/cranachan for the first breakfast of the new year. Obviously without the whisky!
-'For you, Mummy.' Flowers from my Sprocket.
-Poppet. I'll just throw myself down on Great Nana's driveway and pose, shall I?

Joining with the lovely Em, over at The Beetle Shack for moments from our week. 

10 comments:

  1. Wow a seal...amazing...as you say not a common thing to see. Gotta love the fish and chips at the beach any time. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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    1. Seeing the seal was so exciting, although I think I was more excited than my kids. I just hope it's okay. I did email wildlife rescue about it...

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  2. So much to love here ... Great photos

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  3. How lucky to be near the ocean, what a lovely New Years x

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    1. We feel so blessed! It was just perfect. thanks for dropping by.

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  4. the ocean! we have been soaking it up a lot lately too.
    fish and chips and a sunset trip are on the cards for later in the week.
    beautiful. xx

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    1. Isn't it the best! Hope you have a lovely sunset trip to the beach!

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  5. I love your blog
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  6. makes me want to rush back to the sea right now! Poppet's face in the last one is gorgeous!

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