after the surprising sunshine of yesterday there was a return to the customary dampen gloom of an english wintry day – and lovely it was too – with plenty of stops for hot mugs of tea and a Proper Breakfast, a Bracing Walk across the Blustery beach, admiring everyone’s labradors who were enjoying the Weather most Especially and a drive through country roads and high streets with vintage cinemas and more teashops (vicar) and now we’re sitting in the kitchen (isn’t that delightful*?)
we took a trip to Westgate-on-Sea
then we took a trip further along the coast to Ramsgate
even the statues needed a warm scarf on a day like today (does that remind You of the Andy Williams rendition too? Thought so.)
the quiet blue light in the Study upstairs – with a very collectible Ercol chair upholstered and refurbished by someone in the Village with a vintage blanket (very comfy and splendid for reading Coleridge – a large tome of which is nearby).
this is something that William found from an artist called Della Scales at Cockpit Arts in Deptford – stained glass is very elegant and also surprising, especially with an insert of a 1960s style Zoom ice lolly from Lyons Maid.
and a quiet sunday with a ticking clock in the kitchen and the Papers (actually printed material with the glossy sunday supplements).
*talking of delightful, William (with whom we are staying at the Eastern Kentish Coast this weekend) came up with a tumblr link to many other descriptive words to say delightful.
we share them with you here, darlings.
and yes, we’ll be using them Shortly.
15 Wonderful Words for Delightful Experiences
The scent of rain on dry ground.
Easy on the eyes.
Merry enjoyment, delight.
Good for the health.
To take luxurious pleasure in something.
Having a gentle, sweet way of speaking.
A cozy little room.
Soothing, agreeable speech.
The quality of sounding good or pleasing to the ear.
Having a comfort-loving, easygoing, social personality.
A source of delight.
A lover of beautiful things.
England. A source of OBLECTAMENT.
it’ll take a while to get used to differently descriptive words.
but it’s all delicious.
what an amazing journey this has been!
tomorrow there will be a train into London and then two planes – one to get into America and through international Immigration (with the Green Card for the 1st time!!) and then a layover (don’t panic – b r e a t h e – ) a pretty long one actually – and then a flight to Los Angeles.
it’s been over two weeks and we’ve been all the way round the world – at least to below the equator and into the middle east and across to England and back via Brooklyn to Hollywood.