Friday, 27 January 2012

Flashback Friday-A splash of nostalgic self indulgence!

I suppose all of us have different but wonderful memories of our childhood favourite places, a time of freedom and with  little responsibilty except to find exciting things to do. Summers always seemed long and hot so my very favourite thing to do was spend as much time as possible at the outdoor Lido in a lovely park in London.  A short walk from my home, down past my school church, Holy Trinity, and into the gates of the park. past the stunning Brockwell Hall where we would have our lunch and then down to the Lido to meet friends and spend the day swimming and sunning ourselves. Brockwell Lido opened in 1937 and is still going strong, much posher now but one of the only few remaining open air Lidos in London. Below are a few photos of Brockwell Park and the Lido where I spent a lot of my young life, such wonderful memories!

The Park with Holy Trinity Chuch in the distance, this was my School's Church

Brockwell Lido in 1938

Brockwell Lido

Brockwell Hall where we used to have lunch

The Walled Garden
The Clock Tower where my friends and I used to meet

Brockwell Park

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, hugs, B xxx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Northern Lights

 One of my lifelong ambitions is to see the unbelievably beautiful Northern Lights. A wonder of nature that is mostly seen in Scandinavian countries but it has been on the news that the UK may be seeing this unique sight. It has to be a clear night and the weather this week has been dull, rainy and overcast but on Friday it s due to be a lovely bright sunny day and night. So I will be night sky watching, cannot risk missing this display of nature's natural wonders. The video below is of one of my very favourite people Joanna Lumley searching for the Norther Lights, she finally finds them almost on the last day, I find this incredibly moving and it literally brings me to tears, music by Peer Gynt, hope you enjoy it!

Don't forget to pause the music up on the right hand side to watch the video!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Flashback Friday-Horatio Hornblower and the ancient town of Rye, East Sussex

I was flicking through the dross on the tv channels this afternoon when I got back from work and I came across a film starring Gregory Peck in Captain Hornblower, well I do love a man in uniform! Anyway, it came to the part where he arrived home to find his wife had died in childbirth, it showed him walking up a steep cobbled street and going into his house which turns out to be Mermaid Street, well it was filmed in Rye, East Sussex which just happens to be one of my very favourite places and where my brother lives so I thought I would show you a few photographs of this beautiful gem that sits on the River Rother in East Sussex. A stunning medieval town and a truly unique I have stepped back in time sort of place. If you are ever in the area do pay it a visit, you will be enchanted with it's charm and history. I go there most weeks to visit my brother and we usually end up at The George Hotel, a lovely place which serves the best fish and chips ever!

Captain Horatio Hornblower played by Gregory Peck

The Mermaid courtyard

Medieval houses opposite St Mary's Church

Mermaid Street


Mermaid Street, where Captain Hornblower was filmed

This is the lounge at The George in Rye, my favourite place to sit

Church Square

St. Mary's Church

This is a lovely video of Rye, sit back and enjoy this little gem of England, have a wonderful weekend, take care hugs, Bxxxx  Don't forget to pause the music on the right hand side so that you can watch this video
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