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February 20, 2015


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I had to laugh when I saw the distant photo of the beach huts because before I read the caption I thought I bet she was excited about the huts... I love the colors so pretty. Color brings such life and happiness to everything I would have been excited as well. Thank you for sharing, you blog always makes me smile


Haven't read it all but some fab photos

C French

I felt like I was on vacation, too. Thank you. You should look up the crochet coral reef project. It is a wonderful program helping to bring awareness of the coral reefs of the world. Check it out.

Kim W

Little Man is 12 now? Time flies! The photos are beautiful and the hardiness of your family amazes me. Thank you for sharing your holiday with us.

Robin Summers

This post had my heart soaring. Your pics of your mini vacation were just divine. I so loved the Diving Belle statue. Now that was pure artistry. The colorful cabins were so beautiful. The awesome aquariums, now I could have stayed there all day! One day I so would love to make a visit to England. Even if I just got to go to one of the fancy and cosy yarn shops not to mention the warm cafes. Lots of love to you and the family. Take care Lucy. Thank you for sharing your wonderful world with all of us.
Adoring your blog,
Robin from across the pond in the USA


England looks so idyllic! I can't wait to visit one day, hopefully sooner rather than later! Your posts are always so cheerful and inspiring. Much love from Texas! :)


Thank you, Lucy, for this lovely and energizing post. I appreciate your photos and commentary. I love seeing England, even if from afar and only via photos. This was just what I needed! Enjoy yourselves enough for me, too! Thanks.


Wow what a super post, I am just in ah at it all. Thks for a peek into that part of the world.


THANK YOU! I haven't been to Scarborough for about 20 years, back when my children were young. It is great to see the beach huts that were then falling apart, looking bright and cheerful as they did when I was a child.

Seeing that very distinctive sand on Little B's finger was a treat too, I could SMELL that North Sea air as I looked at it. Wish I could have gone with you!

Janette Surtees

Love your account Lucy. It truly is so refreshing to go to the seaside. Im like you - my heart is so uplifted at the sight and sound of the sea, so good for the soul. The feel of sand in your feet and hands and the rythym of the waves, better than therapy anyday. Keep your amazing blog going - it does us all good. Thank you.


LOVELY blog post, Lucy, and great photos of Scarborough. You were very lucky with the weather! Thank you for sharing it all with us.
The last time I was in Scarborough it was on a WI trip and it teemed with rain. We sat in the ice-cream shop on the South Bay eating sundaes and knickerbocker glories with water streaming down our faces from our wet hair (this was in early August)!


In the States, you can have either two semesters or three, depending on your school district. One of the bonuses for living in Michigan is that in the winter, we get snow days. We use to huddle around the radio to listen to the long list of school closings in the dimly lit kitchen, trying to stay asleep so we could crawl back into bed for the day. Now it is all done by text or robocall. Last year, 2014, we had the coldest winter on record and the most snow in 100 years ( I'm pretty sure alcohol sales went through the roof.), the kids had something like 8 snow days.(They had to make up a couple days at the end of the year. We're alloted 6, IRC.) This year, so far, they've had three. Two of them for below zero weather. This week, they had Monday off for President's Day and then Thursday and Friday off due to extreme temps. So, what this means as a parent of two teenagers, is we will come home and find the good food devoured and dead bodies on the couch or floor, exhausted from their day of indolence, complaining about their two day "work" week.

Thank you for sharing your day and your holiday pics. If you like boats, lakeshore drives, light houses and more boats, come to Michigan. In the summer. Our winters would make Russians weep.

You are a wonderful ambassador to your country.


Thanx for the tour!!


Beautiful pictures & words, thank you Lucy, for taking us all with you!!

Sue levings

What a lovely post, your photographs are great.


Wow Lucy- what a huge effort!A beautiful record of what was a surprisingly brief break- you packed so much into it and took the photos to show it! I had a chuckle when I saw the beach huts. They look like they were put there specifically for you. Isn't it extraordinary how a short break can be so restorative when you pack a lot into it....Looks like you had glorious weather for the second day.

Tracy Abraham

Fantastic post! I LOVE Scarborough, we are going for the second time soon, we stayed in the Sands apartments last year and absolutely loved it, I was in awe of the beach huts too and took a million photos!! (can't believe how much they charge for them though!) x

Michele Boucher-Hines

I feel like I am on a tour with you and your lovely family. Your holiday sounds so relaxing - so many thanks for sharing all of your lovely sights. Your children are still at the perfect ages to enjoy and remember these trips - and they will talk about them for many years to come.

I am fascinated to read how your school terms work. Here in the US, the kids go to school starting mid to late August (depending on where you live), and they have a 1-wk break in November for the Thanksgiving holiday; 2 weeks for Christmas through New Years; and 1 week in spring during Easter. The school year is usually in 2 terms - winter and spring, ending in early June.

Looking forward to your next blog.

aishwarya shanbhag

Iwas very much awake and enjoying your first picnic details. Lovely pics.. those colourful beach resorts. Very beautiful place. Good you are able to take such short breaks off work once in a while.

Thank you for sharing Lucy

Sandra Campbell

I read every word and felt as though I was right with you on your beautiful holiday! Stunning photos and descriptions, a most enjoyable read! Thank you for sharing with us Lucy!!

kerry mortimer

I really enjoy reading your blog and this is one entry that has made me feel like I was there with you.I adore the seaside and living here in Australia our beaches are very open and wild I love all you harbour photos it's exactly how I have always imagined English beaches to be ☺

Lesley Cleary

Lucy, what a joy to read this happy post. Love all the colours, especially the beach huts. I'm from the hills around Melbourne Australia and planning a trip,to the UK nest year, will definitely visit Scarborough, you make me really want to see it all!


Ahhh...I can almost feel the gentle sea breeze on my face! I love your writing, so natural that I feel like I'm tight there with you! X


Hello, Lucie, have been reading your blog for a while. I really enjoyed this post, specially the photos of the colourful huts! You have taken all of us on a short break with you. I live in Australia so it's lovely to see photos of your part of England. Thank you for putting so much into this post. Chris

Teresa Kasner

I totally loved each and every photo and I'm happy for you all to enjoy yourselves so much. I adored the shadow photo, nice family unity. I'm heading to the coast next week so I will have similar images to share then. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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