Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Oh we do love to be beside the Seaside

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
Oh I do like to be beside the sea
Oh I do like to walk along the prom prom prom
Where the brass band plays tiddly-pom-pom-pom
Just let me be beside the seaside
I’ll be beside myself with glee
There are lots of girls beside
That I’d like to be besides
Beside the seaside, beside the sea

We enjoyed a  weekend spa break in Weston super Mare. As soon as I spotted the sea I broke into  this song. For me there is nothing  as comforting as a day at the seaside.


Seaside air was considered to be healthy because of its "ozone" content but the smell giving rise to this belief is in reality that of rotting seaweed, nevertheless I love it  .Ozone's odor is sharp, reminiscent  not only of  the sea but all the smells associated with a day at the seaside ,fish n chips, donuts, candy floss ,oh I do love to be beside the seaside

Is there anything more satisfying then  ambling/walking along the sea looking for those treasures in the sand ,tangles of seaweed, a piece of wood drift ,some shells.
I watched children riding the donkey .I remember having a go years ago.

 shadows in the sand

 We had a fabulous time. Massage, sauna. I really enjoyed the zero gravity massage chairs. Hours of self indulgent time .I love reading the National Geographic magazine so I furnished myself on a lounger with a pile .Oh it was sheer bliss.

All this was followed by a wonderful three course meal. We stayed in a lodge which had the most beautiful views , a lovely bathroom and the most comfortable bed. The following day we feasted on a very hearty breakfast. What is it about the sea air that makes us so hungry?

I feel so chilled , so mellow and very very happy.

 "I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside" is a popular British song made famous by music hall singer Mark Sheridan who first recorded it in 1909. It speaks of the singer's love for the seaside, and his wish to return there for his summer holidays each year

Apologises for the picture size I am having problems with adjusting the size blogger isn't allowing me to do this.


  1. Oh, it looks lovely there. I'm so glad you got to have a nice, relaxing break.

  2. I think if enjoy a break like that! We live near Brighton and I never tire of the sea through the seasons.

  3. My home is a 5 minute walk from the sea, I never tire of it whatever the time of year. However on a more negative note these tidal surges and storms are a real worry.

  4. What a lovely break! The photos are so evocative, I can hear the sea, smell the water...love the shells and seaweed! Chrissie x

  5. I needed that! What a lovely dose of the British seaside, so sunny and sparkly!
    Thank you for sharing your photos, I'm glad you had a refreshing and relaxing time.

  6. Sea, sand and sunshine, a perfect way to relax and recharge our batteries.
    Glad you had a lovely time!

  7. Nice photos sea, sand and shells, you picked a good time to visit the beach, the weather looked excellent. Just walking bare feet on the sand brings back memories of visiting the beach as a child :) a great way to recharge

  8. Such beautiful photos and it sounds like you had a lovely, relaxing break.
    Marianne x

  9. What a fantastic break, it sounds like you had a wonderful time. The weather looks to have played ball too, after all the rain we've had just lately, you found some sunshine. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I'm going to have a good read back through your previous posts now.

  10. What lovely photos. We live near Weston, and I like to take the boys there in winter to run along the beach and use up some energy. Glad you had such a good time, it sounds blissfully relaxing.

  11. Lovely photos - it looks like a wonderful place to visit!

  12. Yes couldn't agree more. It's the one thing in life that really feeds my soul, maybe it's the complete sensory awakening, but I really miss it!! What a lovely place to visit xxx