seaside and salt air.


oh dear.

best-laid-plans and all that.

you see we’ve come down with something unmentionable in the sickness of body and soul department (not terminal but not suitable for Town either).

and so the meetings in london must be carefully but gently eased out of and we are heading back to the seaside (a different one this time – we were there today – at the seaside – but brighton – and now – tomorrow – we’ll be heading to Whitstable where William has said the Herne Bay Suite is available for a healing rest before we go to do the Speech in Deia)

one Never knows what will happen you see.

but one thing that you can be sure of – if emotions are left unchecked and sniffles not Attended to – it can only get worse

but before we retire, a few pictures from the past two days to share with you if you’d be so kind as to hang around and scroll down and imagine the sea-salty-air and the shouts of the marathon supporters and quiet cups of coffee in a just-dawn-broken morning with good friends and late night suppers after Trips to the Supermarket and CD playlists burned and walks through a park – actually three parks – blossom heavy on the bough – a metaphor as well, we’ll admit – but not ours to tell – either of them – a walk – actually two by the seaside railings and a deep conversation or more – exploring – remembering – sometimes catching one’s breath – did That happen There? how did we ever recover from those days? and now? where to now?


where one can think and sleep and prepare to head to the other two islands on our trip.

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see you back at the beach tuesday morning for a catch-up (in a virtual sense – unless you’re planning on being in Whitstable too, of course, but we might not be able to come and hang out – much Rest Cure to be allayed you see).


25 thoughts on “seaside and salt air.

  1. Darling, so sorry to hear you were brought low, but how great you have a Caring Household in Whitstable to which you can go and renew and refresh and recharge. I know you will feel better soon, XXXX G

        1. They’re British.

          They would be uncomfortable in other sorts of weather.

          Sadly they’ve been kicked off the front pages of the British papers by the awful demise of 25 year old peaches Geldof. *sad_downcast_eyes*

          1. Aye, that is awful. The Royals may be back on the front page again soon. They had a day of rest yesterday, with no public functions. Perhaps they have read “How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World” and know the importance of bed rest. ;)

  2. Beautiful images — a reminder that the colors of spring will come here too, and soon. And why do I feel that the shot of the Docs was just for me? Well, because you clearly have a gift for connecting with your readers. I hope you feel better soon. As it happens, I was a bit under the weather myself on Friday and also missed a meeting. I got under the covers, the faithful Karina at my side, and read “How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World” cover to cover again.

  3. I must have known you were coming, as I spring cleaned a week early. See you tomorrow Madame Globetrotter. X

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