It’s a Wonderful Life

We’ve just come back from our holiday.

We stayed in a lovely cottage

Full of quirky things.

The cottage had a quirky little path

Leading right down to a stunning beach.

We went for walks

And played on the beach.

We built sandcastles


And conquered real castles.

We wondered through night gardens

And hid in hides.

Every day we raced down to the beach to watch the sun rise

And sometimes, it was just so beautiful it made me cry.

We live in a wonderful world. Thank you for wanting to preserve it.xxxx

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7 Responses

  1. Moobug says:

    Thank you so much for sharing – the place looks beautiful. Could you live there, or would it be overwhelming?

  2. Rid says:

    The beach is cool. makes me want to get the camera out again. Ah the joys of living in aberystwyth. Where was teh cottage?

  3. Jo says:

    Thanks Cat, these pictures are lovely.. did you take your dog with you? I really like the look of the cottage too.. I’d like to live in a cottage like that 🙂

  4. Cat says:

    It is really beautiful, and I would love to live there. I don’t know if it would loose its magic to some degree if I did though. Somehow a place seems even more special if it’s somewhere where you can disassociate yourself from the stresses of everyday life. For 1 week only I was able to foirget aboiut bills or work and I think that added to the magic of the

  5. Cat says:

    The cottage was in Low Newton by the Sea/Embleton sands in Northumberland. Its a really wild and magical area.

    What freaked me out most though, and I’m sure it would you too if you live in lovely Aberystwyth; the sun rises over the sea instead of setting. Sounds odd, but this small difference made me feel like we’d traveled to the other side of the world!xxxx

  6. Cat says:

    We did take he dogs, and the cottage even had blankets, towels and bowls provided for them. How pampered were we!

    I would love to live there too. Nestled between the beach and a nature reserve, the best thing was there was a pub at the end of the drive which served awsome local food any had a micro-brewery to make its own beer. I’m not normally a beer drinker, but theirs was lovely, and you can’t get less food miles than that!

    It’s the 6th year in a row we’ve decided not to fly for our holiday, and the holidays just keep getting better. There are so many beautiful places to discover on our own doorstep, we’re very lucky.

    p.s. We’re not alone in wanting to live there. When I left I had a look at trying to book it again, but the place is now fully booked for a year! It’s a National Trust cottage though if you are very good at booking your holidays in advance and fancy it!

  7. Moobug says:

    Wow! Well, we don’t really do holidays. Can’t afford it for a start, and Rid and my holidays are so brief or specific it’s difficult to get them to match. When we do get time off together we either spend it at home or gallavant off to England to see relatives.

    One day, though, we will have a house of our own and holiday in NT cottages 😀 That’s when we’ll know we’ve made it!

    Ah, the joys of being a young family with two parents at the very start of their careers 😉 Wouldn’t change it for the world, really!

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