Thursday, 26 July 2012

A Grand Day Out - Scarborough


Week 2 of the summer holidays - skint, so we're tapping into that "staycation" trend..... but determined to get to the seaside at least twice we caught a train (ok, 3 trains) to Scarborough for the day on a blazing hot gorgeous blue sky day, armed with sun-block, a tiny beach towel for the paddling, memories of a lovely week spent there 4 years ago, and 2 pairs of very hard-working feet!


(Now, reading that sentence back, who would ever guess I get paid to make teenagers use full-stops???)






































20 comments:

The Pea Pod said...

Good old Scarborough, bloomin marvellous! Who needs all that agro of catching plains and packing cases? Blighty is a much better option. Looks like you did a lot. Did you go and see the Chuckle Brothers...go on...fess up!

Kitty said...

Suck it up while you can, eh?! And why not, but where's the white sand?? He he, come to Australia!!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

ah a perfect seaside day out, it looks fabulous. Don't go and see Ken Dodd he does on for hourrssss and his dressing room smells of fish.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Awww... beautiful donkies. :)

Trashsparkle said...

Weeeeell, Lizzie, we tried desperately to find time for the Chuckle Brothers, but it just wasn't to be;) I've dragged my kids to loads of lovely places in Britain - they just moan that everyone at school goes abroad and feel left out. Hope the sense of vintage and nostalgia blooms in them when they grow up... though the 13 year old really likes going round "looking at things" (but not in actual galleries) and taking photos, so he's definitely got my genes! xx

Trashsparkle said...

Hee hee Kitty - that fab Aussie weather and those beaches - I can but dream, eh! xx

Trashsparkle said...

Oh Claire, I'm not even going to ask how you might know about Ken Dodd's dressing room that smells of fish - but I look forward to reading about it on your blog soon! xx

Vix said...

Sweet little donkeys! The bill at that theatre sounds like the stuff of nightmares! x

Trashsparkle said...

The donkeys are just gorgeous aren't they Tallulah - I think they get worked too hard though; horrible British tradition. I'm going to go mad one day and have goats, cows and donkeys... and more cats! xx

Trashsparkle said...

Vix, that bill looks very "traditional" and oh-so-retro doesn't it - hideous combination! I'm intrigued that Claire's announced that Ken Dodd's dressing room stinks of fish - I need to know more! xx

pastcaring said...

We had a great week's holiday in Scarborough a few years back, the kids loved it, and actually, so did I! Lovely photos, a real slice of the British seaside.
PS. Doddy and fish? What's the story, Clare??? xx

fabulousjunk said...

Hell yes!

xoxo
Becks

http://fabulous-junk.blogspot.com

Jake said...

I just finished an English degree but nothing will stop me writing sentences that last far too long without a punctuation mark in sight.

Penny-Rose said...

Reading your post made me so homesick and nostalgic. I spent many happy summers in Scarborough before we moved to NZ. I loved the donkey rides and walking along the beach, the Grand and looking up at the castle ruins.

Young at Heart said...

ooh I bought an original Biba poster from the market in Scarborough.... milky coffees and a bacon bap in the harbour bar...delicious!!

his_girl_friday said...

Looks like a lovely time!

Kim said...

Missing your posts! Haven't had a chuckle for a long time with out you!

Trashsparkle said...

Awwww bless ya Kim!I know - blogging just sort of erm, stopped, somehow here - I've just started back reading peoples' posts over the last few days so will pop over to yours soon! Hope all mad and good with you xx

Kim said...

So great to hear from you, Miss Sparkeletta! I have missed you!

The Pea Pod said...

Hi Trashsparkle - hope all's well, I bet that little kitty cat is growing fast xx