Thursday, 11 June 2009

Worthing

On Tuesday I got to spend a fantastic day with wonderful friends down in the seaside town of Worthing, West Sussex. Believe it or not, this was the first time I have spent a day out, without any children in 7 years!!!

My friend is a missionary working in Tanzania, but is home for a few months. We had lunch, walked along the seafront, visited the many small shops, had coffee and cake in a tearoom, and ate fish & chips on the pebbly beach.


I fell in love with the lovely old little Victorian houses close to the beach, I love to imagine the generations of people who have lived there.

We also visited the Dome. One of very few original cinemas left in Britain. The Dome dates back to 1911, and is so beautiful inside, still with its original ticket office. You can actually sit and watch a movie while sipping tea from a china cup. It did leave me feeling a little angry though that so many of these wonderful beautiful buildings, so much a part of our history and heritage are just knocked down. Here are some pictures inside the Dome.



You know, I really must do this more often.

7 comments:

Victoria said...

You surely deserved this break! That beach looks so calm and peaceful, perfect for taking a walk and relaxing. I volunteered for three months in Tanzania some years ago, it was a fantastic and life changing experience, I'm sure your friend has wonderful stories to tell!

Francesca said...

I think you must do it more often. I think we all should. I think it's good to spend time with adult friends with no "little friends" demanding our attention ... now, when is the last time I did that? (Actually, I'm going to do it tomorrow, but for a sad occasion, so I'm not sure it'll count).
Glad you got that chance, and ate fish and chips on the beach! Next time, make sure you have a tea at the Dome:)

jane said...

looks like you had a great time. have a great week!

michelle said...

good for you!!! defintiely do this more often! i love the photos of your garden! hope all is well! xo

Ian said...

Worthing must have seemed very different to Tanzania.

A Captured Reflection said...

Looks fabulous. Ah wonderful England. I lived in West Sussex for a while in 1986 (when I was young)

TheBackPorchQuilters said...

I have always wanted to go to England.