Monday, 12 October 2009

Monday morning


My Monday started off with remembering what a lovely Sunday Steve and I had, driving along part of the Jurassic Coast, chewing on beefy Biltong bought from a South African shop, snacking on naughty Fruity Chutney Nik Nak (similar to Twisties) and drinking some really refreshing home-made Apple Juice made with Dorset apples, bought from the Goldy's Farm Shop. We started the morning at the Urban Reef restaurant at Boscombe Pier with a nice breakfast of pancakes drenched in maple syrup, garnished with strawberries and blueberries. We then drove from Boscombe, along the coast to Southbourne... and stopped at Christchurch to get the Biltong.

From Christchurch we drove all the way to Hengsbury's Head, and through Barton-on-Sea, heading towards Milford-on-Sea. It was such a beautiful and clear day that we could see the Isle of Wight so clearly and honestly if you were to wave at someone standing on the hilltop of the Isle of Wight, that person would be able to see it and wave back at you. It was just lovely and relaxing and the best way to spend a Sunday, pottering about, doing nothing.

It's a shame we didn't have our camera on us so we couldn't take any pictures, but I managed to pinch a few pictures off the Internet and hopefully I don't get done for breaching copyright, hehe.

Here is a picture I found on the Internet, showing you the image of the Isle of Wight from Milford-on-Sea.



Steve said that I am a very strange 'sight-seeing' person. I love going to places, seeing places in the car. When I get to the destinations, it is not really important if I get down or not. I can still fully appreciate the beauty and the novelty of being to a new place, within the warmth and comfort of the inside of the car. That is also called laziness. It is always, always cold and windy outside so I like going to places, but staying in the car (I know, very strange, and also very lazy).

When we were parked at Milford-on-Sea, there were other couples (elderly, haha) who were doing the same thing. They even came prepared with coffee in a thermal jug, newspapers and some sandwiches !! So I am not so weird after all.

I was supposed to meet up with some colleagues from work for some pizza in the evening but that got cancelled because one of them had to work late. Never mind, after all the palaver of organising it and it didn't take place, which was quite funny.

So we had dinner of pork chops and mash potato with gravy and as usual, a whole corn on the cob for me (coz it's my favourite and Steve's dad buys it especially for me)... and we also had spinach from the garden on the side (very nice) ...

It's Monday and I'm loving it... because I had a beautiful and relaxing Sunday.

Now, it's time to get some work done...

9 comments:

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Peng Peng, nothing like beautiful scenery and a nice drive, fresh air to get your batteries recharged.
Looks like a real beautiful place. And we now at 0'c, a frosty Autumn morning.
You have fun and keep well, Lee.

PengPeng彬彬 said...

oooo 0 degreeee... nasty. we don't ever get too cold down south (that's why it's a favourite place to retire for the elderly)...

But i do love a snowy christmas though... very very magical..

you have a nice day too.

Fely said...

Those pics look very similar to Eastbourne downs and seaside. Google it up and you'll see what I mean. Nice to have relaxing Sunday though, isn't it? We had a nice lazy one as well. Late breakfast, lunch with the grampies, swim in the evening and watched True Blood back to back from episode 6-12 when the babies were in bed. That was a lovely Sunday! X

PengPeng彬彬 said...

where did you get the episodes back to back? you got dvd box set kah? i'm recording it weekly coz i sometimes work kan so cannot catch every episode. I haven't started watching that episode i recorded yet.

i love watching drams back to back... it's niceeeeee (one of my favourite things to do)

wenn said...

glad u enjoy yr sightseeing..

SJB said...

Nice view.

escape2 said...

hmmh....i wonder how close you guys are to yunli.....

PengPeng彬彬 said...

escape, which part of the UK is she at?

ash said...

That sounds so nice and lazy. Our Sundays always include dim sum, a nap after, some tea, then some pottering about until dinner time. Lazy lazy.... But the BEST Sundays are when we're diving.

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