Wednesday 28 May 2008

We are here!

This is not in any way my crafty outlook, but just a few photos to show that we are here! We got to Thorpe Bay (just along the seafront from Southend-on-Sea) about 3 pm this afternoon - a bit of a hold up at the Dartford tunnel, but, apart from that, the journey was fine.

We have a family room (although just the two of us) and it has a lovely sea view. However, the wind has been blowing hard and the sea is looking far from calm, although actually by now it has improved a bit, and, in fact, while we were having our dinner the sun actually came out for a while.

View from our window (it has a sliding patio door, so, when (if) the weather is nice enough we could sit out on the bench overlooking the sea):

Another view from our room:

Did you notice the TV on the wall - it slopes downwards and is on one of those brackets that you should be able to adjust, but can't. When we switched it on we had a picture and then it went - so we only had sound. Someone came to look and said that it obviously needs replacing but can't be done till morning and that the bracket is broken anyway. Lots of apologies all round - and a free bottle of wine at dinner. When we got back to the room we put it on and the picture came back again (but blinked a few times). The wine was very nice! We were told to choose anything from the list - great temptation to choose a really expensive one, but resisted!

Btw, I can't edit the photos because I had forgotten that I don't have the same software on this little laptop - I used to know how to crop etc in windows photo editor, but can't be bothered to remember how to - well, after all, I am on my jollies!


  1. Hi Hazel,

    Glad you have arrived safely!
    The weather is pants I agree - but if Metcheck is right it should dry out in a couple of days!

    Not sure what plans you have while you are here but if you want any ideas just PM me x

    If you get really stuck you can come round and tidy my craft stuff up!!!! Honest - it is like a Huge atomic bomb has gone off in here!!

    Have a lovely time and I am hoping to catch up with you at some point - although looking like it may have to be a fleeting Sunday evening Hi at this point!!

    Love n Hugs

  2. Have a fab time both of looks lovely xx

  3. the room looks lovely Hazel and so does the bench.... well if the weather improves anyway! Have a good one!!!

  4. Hi Hazel,
    your flora looks like what the rest of us would probably like to have outside of our windows, holiday flora!

  5. Hotel looks lovely Hazel and a sea view ... what more can you ask (even if the tele is rubbish LOL)
    Have a lovely time.

  6. Wow. Hazel, what a super view and a super room you both have :-)
    Hope you both have a very well deserved break.

  7. What a lovely room you have been given Hazel. And that view is to die for. Bet the waves were amazing in the wind!!! Who needs telly when you ha e that! Enjoy yourselves X

  8. lol ... you should have gotten the most expensive one (^_^) enjoy!

  9. Lovely room with lovely views and a free bottle of wine, a great start to your holybags. Hope the weather picks up and you both have a great time

  10. What a lovely room and view, even if the sea's a bit rough at the mo.And whoo to the freebie wine!!

    Have a lovely time, John looks very relaxed!!

  11. What a great room Hazel, and the view is lovely. I come from Isle of Sheppey which is opposite Southend, but because its below sea level you can't see the Island from Southend, but from the Island we could see Southend - how weird is that !! Hope you and John have a great time.

  12. You've got a lovely room Hazel and a great view, just hope the weather picks up a bit for you both.
    Enjoy yourselves, Sue x

  13. What a brilliant room Hazel. You and John have a wonderful holiday. Enjoy the change of scenery and the break.

    Love the coloured stamped images too.

    Traceyr :)

  14. That looks lovely Hazel, right on the sea front - although it does look a little rough! Hope it clears up for you.


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