Saturday, 26 February 2011

We survived going Underground!!!

Well we are home safe and actually managed to survive the underground!! The journey down wasn't great but the return trip ran nice and smoothly with seat on every train! We actually went to stay with friends in Havant near Portsmouth and we had a lovely time and managed to cram a lot in a few days...of course this resulted in long days, late nights...and occasionally mardy kids...but it was still great!!

The weather stayed nice for us and was actually warmer down south then in the east midlands. I can't wait to visit again...hopefully when the weather is a little warmer so we can enjoy the seas and beaches more...we also would like to go and visit the Isle of Wight next time.

Obviously I didn't get any gardening done whilst I wasn't at home but it was nice to see Laura also growing her own in her small back garden even though she lives in the middle of a town and today when we left her Hubby was actually making her some raised beds to put on the concreted area in their back garden so they will have more room to grow veggies this summer as they aren't allowed to dig up the lawn for beds and also the garden is small so the kids need that little bit of lawn for the trampoline!

I am actually quite jealous that she has already started sowing her seeds with the extra warmth the have at the south end of the UK.

Hayling Island Sea
We had a lovely time at the was cold but I wasn't bothered in my winter coat and wellies...we still hunted for treasures!!

Crab hunting on Hayling Island beach
We were looking for crabs and did manage to find a little hermit crab in a tiny shell but we threw him back into the sea!!

Holding back the sea at Hayling Island
And whilst there my Nephew turned into a God and helped support the love the way this photo turned out and it wasn't even planned!!

We also visited Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Harbour and Clarence Pier whilst we were time we are hoping to go over to the Isle Of Wight.

I didn't see any allotments on our travels of the surrounding areas but spotted a few on the train journey home today. I thought about taking some pictures...but the camera was in the case and my phone has been playing up so I didn't get any...but know that the thought was there and I guess that's what counts!

We arrived home to light shower's but clear patches in the skies...I'm hoping tomorrow will be a warm day so we can release the toads back into the wild for the spring!!

Also I would like to get organized and start some seeds off!!



  1. Incredible. I love standing on the beach being hypnotized by the ocean.

  2. Sounds like you had a great time. Nice to get away but it's always nice to get back home again too :)
    I can't wait to be able to go to the beach again. Still cold and snowy in our little part of the world

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely time. I love the beach no matter what time of year it is.

  4. Hope you cleaned the mud off those wellies before packing!

  5. I can see by the pictures that you had a great time. It's always good to get away for awhile.

  6. tpals...I too love the is one of my second favourite places to be.. :-)

    Ann...there is nothing wrong with visiting the beach in the snow...just wrap up extra warm!

    Jo...we had a wonderful time...made even more special as we hadn't seen our friends in ages.

    GLA...I didn't have to clean my wellies because they never got packed...I wore them there and was the only footwear I had with me...I do love my wellies.. :-) is nice to get away...but it's always nice to come home too!


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