23 March 2012

'what's going on...'

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well well folks, its gone from snow to sun and flowers during my absenteeism from the blog world. It is now spring for sure, things are sprouting, and I had a sunbathe in the park this lunchtime, wowsers.



Last weekend, we went out in our van for the first time since having it serviced at the garage, and managed to breakdown actually at a petrol pump at the motorway garage, ergh. But, after a few goes it decided to start, and off we went...to Winkworth Arboretum to meet up with my eldest brother Blaise {who was visiting my other brother on his motorbike}



it was a bit dull to be honest...I was expecting some blossom or at least some bud action, but no, only shades of brown and grey.
 
 

there was quite a nice boat house looking over the lake though.
Blaise is a boat builder, specialising in classic wooded boats, but I don't think he made much of this ropey old gondola.
 
 

afterwards we had light refreshments in our van and had a bit of a chinwag.
after that we went off to visit my other brother who lives somewhere in Hampshire, on a farm...he's not a farmer though...he works for posh car company.
 
 
So our home hunting has gone a bit pear shaped, we have found nothing to either buy or rent.
Its very frustrating, all we want is somewhere with a large garden, at least two bedrooms, period building, original sash windows, wood floorboards, quiet area, with good cafes, and a cat flap. I mean we are quite flexible really ; )
ANYhow, we went off in search of somewhere to live in the countryside, we looked at one in Rye and one in a small village north of Brighton. But neither came to anything, oh pants!
But we popped into Brighton for something to eat and had a wander around.
Coming from an Island, I've never really understood the whole attraction of a city by the sea, its kind of a contradiction to me, 'cause I want to get away from the city when I go to the seaside.
However there was a beautiful sunset and I did love the Victorian Resort architecture, and it was much cleaner than I thought too.






So that's all we've been up to of late. I really cant wait till we find a place to live...only one month left before we are officially homeless {well we could live in our van I suppose}.
We are off to the Isle of Wight again this weekend, to soak up some of this glorious weather we've been getting here in Blighty. I'll report back next week.
bye for now!

p.s. I've no idea what that yellow dot is by the way, hope it wasn't a sniper.