Thursday, 9 August 2007

the house, the beach and some strange facts.........

a little stone house that we now call home..........



although the building starts on our plot of land next week - so how long we shall call this house our home i am not sure.

it has sea views on two side, and a view of the endless landscape (and LOTS of cows ) and a lighthouse on the other.

it is dry and warm and cosy....... but full to the brim of boxes that have had to be moved in from the garage as it has a leak!

the skies are endless, the sea so clean and clear and we are happy, happy, happy...........


this is the beach which is 5 minutes away from our door.

as you can imagine the girls just love it - although we do have a problem with them running up the dunes like billy goats and ending up on a golf course!

you can just see the girls in the distance.

running as usual


i thought that the beach would be really busy as it is the school holidays but even when the sun is shining we are often the only folk to be seen.

it truly is just like a picture of some far away exotic island - the sea is blue and the sand is so fine.

we are lucky and cannot wait to share it with others....
yes you mummy xxxxxxx

but on to rather more pressing business - strange things that i have noticed about Scotland.

1. there are a lot of bakeries - which for me is heaven - but the cakes are different.
not different in a bad way - just different.

2. there are also a lot of lingerie shops - there will be nothing but a row of houses and then suddenly....... a window full of knickers!!

3. the fish and chip shops all seem to shut at 7pm??????

i am sure there will be more strange facts as i travel on this Scottish part of my life's journey.

tomorrow our second lorry of belongings will leave hawkhurst for its long trip north - inside will be two of our friends and their sweet little girl, so i must clean, move boxes and make beds

ohh..... and visit the bakery.

see you all soon

t x

31 comments:

Clare said...

Your little stone house is very sweet and the beach looks absolutely gorgeous.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

It looks stunning!! I'm so pleased you are all happy in your new home!!

Ragged Roses said...

Oh Tracy is all looks beautiful, just what you wanted I hope! what a wonderful place to build your dream house and live. Enjoy every minute and all the cake you can eat!
Kimx

Rowan said...

I'm glad your move up to Scotland has gone well and that you have a nice little home while you wait for your new one to be built. I'm not surprised that the girls love it - it looks absolutely wonderful in the photos. Looking forward to reading more.

Rubyred said...

WOW,the beach is beautiful and the little cottage is so sweet.Enjoy your time with your friends,eating lots of cake,yum..

Primrose Hill said...

Ooh, is that Dunnet Bay, have you been there yet?

Glad you're all settling in well, nothing like visitors to make you get unpacking quick smart!

L x

Monkee Maker said...

Oh, that beach, all to yourselves, how lovely!

And being able to buy knickers whenever you fancy? Priceless!

Hope you have lots of happy days in your new home and you all enjoy the golf course!

Isobel said...

Hi Tracy!

Wow, that looks amazing. The house is so cute!
Indeed it looks liks a exotic far away island. Well, to me down here is still far away. ;)
Anyway, I am glad to hear that all is well and you are happy.
Take care.x

Nonnie said...

Oh it looks absolutely heavenly. Those amazing empty beaches look gorgeous. And your little temporary home looks very cute. I'm really looking forward to hearing and seeing the progress of the new house as it goes up. I'm really happy for you.

blueberry hill said...

Fantastic to see the start of your new adventure. I bet you are relieved to be finally there!
I laughed about your funny Scottish things - have you tried empire biscuits yet? I always notice lots of them in bakeries when I go "home" Yummy & cute looking too!

Annie x

Lesley said...

oh wow! that looks amazing! and it's fun to hear about all the little differences you've noticed. scottish girls must all wear matching lingerie!

Jane said...

Knickers and cakes - what could be better?
Beaches in Scotland are still a well kept secret - shhhhhh!
J
x

Anonymous said...

Oh, how lovely! My dog would love it too! How are the cats handling the move?

Mary D in Texas

Grace said...

Oh, what a lovely place you have to call home! Good luck in your getting-settled phase. I hope the building goes quickly. Maybe you can turn the little stone house into a hideaway just for you!

kat-out-of-the-bag said...

I am so happy for you that you love it and the cottage and beach look fantastic and very inspiring,all the very best to you.
Kat

Gigibird said...

Beaches devoid of children and lots of cake shops - I'm packing my bags NOW.
I am pleased how it's all fitting into place....

Vintage Amethyst said...

Ahhhh how lovely, it all looks so wonderful and with lots of bakeries too, is it a dream land!!!
Alison x

Chara Michele said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous there! How lovely to live that close to the sea:)

sal said...

The chips are the one thing (okay the one of 2 things, damned awful drivers being the other) that is wrong with Scotland - they fry the chips in Lard! now some people find this yummy but for me the one thing I miss is the chips down South! But hey it's a small price for all the loveliness of Scotland, Forfar Bridies are very popular up here and Arbroath Smokies, neither of which I'm taken with but the single malts have grown on me with a growing appreciation having visited numerous distilleries! Your cottage looks very lovely and yes the beaches are a secret delight!

Liz said...

What a cute little cottage! I love it. Good luck in your new adventure, we love reading about it!

Suzie Sews said...

This really is living the dream...Lucky lucky you.
Enjoy
Suzie Sews

OhSoVintage said...

That beach looks wonderful and to have it all to yourselves - heaven.
Wishing you lots of happiness in your new home.

ancient one said...

Sounds wonderful. Looks wonderful. ~ann

carolyn said...

Looks wonderful, I have a Scottish friend who came to Norfolk as a child and she still remembers the bakeries.

Utah Grammie said...

Hello from Utah! I have so enjoyed reading your posts. And, whenever I read somethiing from the UK, I read in an English accent?! In my head! I do! Anyway, love your little piece of the world and wish you much hapiness and love. I will anxioulsy await the next chanper!
Colleen aka Utah Grammie

Victoria May Plum said...

You are there! and it all sounds wonderful.
You will be so busy from now on that you will need to eat lots of sugary cakes to keep your energy levels up! (ok, fruit would be bettter, but who likes fruit more than cakes!)

Say hello to your beautiful girls for me, and don't lose them on that golf course!!
Victoria x

buttercup & roses said...

Oh my, it looks just idyllic...
I hope you are settling in well,

Jennifer.x

julie said...

Oh Tracy - you've found heaven. The beach is beautiful and the house is lovely - I'd love to look out of my windows at a beautiful landscape instead of other people's gardens (although I do have a view of the woods from one window) it must be refreshing to feel all that space around you. Glad to hear that you've got handy local sources for knickers and cake - shame about the fish and chips though - maybe everyone likes to get an early night!

Miles Away In France said...

It all looks so lovely, the beach, the house everything.
I am so pleased to hear that you are happy and the girls too.
Racheal x

Beata said...

Lucky you! The stone house is so charming and the beach...well, I love deserted beaches! It's nice to see you survived your crazy move!

claire said...

It looks so beautiful . . .sigh! Knickers and cakes . . i think i'd like it there too!

Have you tried Scottish snowballs yet? They are different to the English ones. Very nice! I remember that some of the East coast bakeries sold Macaroni cheese pies. Yes, they sound revolting but are delicious. (I used to have a Scottish boyfriend many moons ago. The best thing about the relationship was visiting Scottish cake shops! oh dear!)