Thursday, 19 August 2010
A trip to Holkham on the Norfolk coast. Sun that broke through the clouds then disappeared again, a strong breeze that meant cardigans stayed on and blankets were tucked over optimistically bare legs. A nest of sarongs and beach towels my sister and I huddled and whispered under. A picnic, sand dusted. For dessert; scones with two types of jam made by H, Sea Salt Fudge Chocolate Brownies made by me. Nautical stripes modelled by S. The beach sculpted by retreating tides. Seaweed and half buried shells. Dunes and pine forest, a walk after lunch. Samphire on tidal marshes, collected in a bucket. Yellow Buddleia in the post-beach pub garden. Coming home, sand in my hair, in my shoes, in my turned up jeans.
Still finding traces of it, days later.