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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Beside the Sea....

I'm not trying to rub salt in the wound.... but we are having glorious weather here.
The tavernas are empty.

The deckchairs have nearly disappeared.
Whilst I was driving Geoff to work and waiting to go to choir practise, I popped down to the beach.
Couldn't resist it, it's over 20 degrees (68f) and nobody is here!! It's a ghost beach!!
I'm sorry about all of you who are up to your knees in snow, sleet or ice. I'm sorry if it's raining, windy or just horribly miserable.
I thought I'd send you a few rays of warm sunshine. No, honest, I'm not gloating, I mean it!!


Our weather is going to turn rather nasty soon and we will have loads of rain and maybe some snow in a couple of weeks but for now...
it's glorious!!
p.s. go say hi to John here, he's new in blogland (and his son is going to marry my daughter in Sept. so we ought to be nice to him...)
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27 comments:

Blu said...

I love the coast when the tourists are not there. In fact even the coast in the UK in the winter all dressed up in warm hats and gloves. There is something so special about deserted beaches.

Jackie said...

Oh how wonderful. Were you tempted to swim?I was just pegging washing out and its windy and cold here. My fingertips are tingling as the feeling comes back now i'm inside!

Pipany said...

Well, it looks just gorgeous and I can feel the warmth from here. Thank you xx

Milla said...

NO! I came here via Pip's - howdy! - and now can almost feel the pain of NOT being where you are! What a beautiful spot to occupy. Muddy fields out the back of me and right hand frozen on the mouse.

Milla said...

Jude, hi - have just noticed your alert to this blog on PC (spooky synchronicity) - and got here by clicking on your name there, so other PC-ers can, too. So don't worry.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Ah I am just up and read your comment om my blog. Decided to start my day off seeing some of your wonderful weather. Wish I were there. :)
Actually, altho it is still dark out, I can SEE lights across the valley which means no fog this morning. Hoping it stays clear. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

Pondside said...

I'm here via Pipany and PC too - what a lovely blast of virtual sunshine! We're deep in fog and rain in the Pacific Northwest, so I loved the beach views!

Artist Unplugged said...

What beautiful beach photos...I am happy you are having such enjoyable weather, your mood should life others! I will check out the blog! Today I have put up some of my son's artwork so check out my site. Have a great day!

Elizabethd said...

Also here via PC, lovely lovely sunny photos. We came to Crete a few years ago, to Bali and absolutely loved it.

Inthemud said...

Looks wonderful!
You should see it here, drains gushing into waterfalls, fields flooded, grey skies and mud, mud, glorious mud!


Slightly green with envy!

Sally's Chateau said...

And there was me thinking I was the only one waxing lyrical about the sunshine !! Not too great today though, I'm just popping back to your beach shots .......

bindu said...

How wonderful, to have the beach to yourself! Enjoy it, and save the warm memories for when it turns colder. I love the sea, so thanks for the pictures!

John said...

Looks wonderful, can't wait until the sun is on our backs again.

Calico Kate said...

Mmmm it must be lovely when you have it all to yourselves. What a beautiful spot you live in Jude, thank you for sharing it.

PS got here via PC so your up and running there!

MollyandIzzie said...

I love your blog! it brings a little bit of sunny cheer to my day(as i type it is raining horizontally outside my window!)
Sarah
x x x

Cheryl said...

I just love the pics! It was even a mild and lovely up north...but not today.

katie jane said...

Oh Jude! Thank you so much for these lovely photos. I love looking at beaches anywhere, but yours are exceptionally nice because there are not hoards of people on them (for now). What a great place for a run. We had a great day today: no snow, sunny and 55f degrees. Not bad for the middle of January!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

We had the same thing here for about a week...sunny, warm and just plain wonderful but it finally happened, the sun is gone, misty, rain and cold. Enjoy your unexpected summer!

Lynn said...

It is absolutely beautiful where you are and I am happy for you. Enjoy!!!!
Glad you like your new SIL to be.

Mim said...

I suggest all bloggers get together and go visit this beach - I'm sick of snow and cold

Chris said...

Don't worry Jude. I knew what I was getting into when I moved further north. Enjoy the sunshine!

Margaret Ann said...

I love to visit places off season....Your views are so serene and soulful...what a treat...thanks for sharing the solitude of your little corner of the world...:)

sukipoet said...

wonderful to see these pictures esp as I am in the middle of a new snow storm. :)

Jolly Good Yarn Girl said...

I'm not jealous - I've had a lovely holiday but I do enjoy looking at how the other half live!! don't apologise! You made the right choice by going there and I wish we were so brave!

bindu said...

Jude - you've been tagged. Hope you will play along!

Cynthia said...

Jude, I am so happy that you have your lovely beach to enjoy. How nice for you to have some quiet and peace. I sat in the warm sunshine today, also. We should think warm thoughts for all of those who are cold and wet!

lampworkbeader said...

I'd love your weather as it is in your photos, but no way could I cope with Creten heat in the summer. Great to have you around purple coo