Sunshine, Knitting and a Mermaid!

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Sometimes we are lucky enough to enjoy a few days extra sunshine in September, a bit like an extended summer. Last week was glorious nearly every day – and living inland frustrates me. I was born and brought up at the seaside in Hastings in East Sussex, though not lived there for many years.  I left and moved to Westcliff on Sea in Essex (for love!), that’s a few years ago.  Now I live in Kent, away from any coast.  I regularly need a ‘seaside fix’ to keep me sane.

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Last week I took a trip to see the sea at Whitstable, one of my favourite seaside places (if you follow my blog you will have seen beach huts and views along with me). A stroll along from Tankerton, a meander through Whitstable town, a little sit down on the stones with my knitting – how perfect to enjoy the peace and the vista! I sipped a cappuccino whilst looking at tethered boats and I admired a mermaid at Harbour Market.



I even saw a mermaid!  This is handknitted and crocheted and is attached to a fabulous wall of caged stones at Harbour Market. I am guessing it was put there but local knitty artists.  The wall itself contains some artwork on stones from the local community.  It’s really interesting to take a look but difficult (or nigh on impossible) to take a good photo of the stones.  It’s a fabulous place to stop off and watch the world go by.

Anyone else enjoying the last few days of an Indian Summer?


8 thoughts on “Sunshine, Knitting and a Mermaid!

    ReginaMary said:
    October 1, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    I really love knitting by the water.

      tinaor responded:
      October 3, 2018 at 10:15 am

      Me too ReginaMary ! Actually beside the sea makes my mind whirr with creativity! Bit of a dreamer, eh?!

    shazza said:
    October 1, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Looks beautiful.
    It’s been getting chillier and chillier up North. I envy your south coast weather. X

      tinaor responded:
      October 3, 2018 at 10:16 am

      It was beautiful and a lovely chance to enjoy an unexpected sunny day. Not to worry about missing out on the weather – it’s turned today – cold, cloudy and chilly!

    Ellie HS said:
    October 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    I love ocean. It was my dream to live by the sea when I was a child. Now, we live right next to it, in the land of sun shine, Andalucia. …Ellie xx

      tinaor responded:
      October 3, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Lucky thing! x

    tierneycreates said:
    October 2, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Wow that sounds wonderful – knitting by the water on a beautiful day!

    quietwatercraft said:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:56 am

    What a fabulous mermaid!

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