Beside the seaside ...

 Last week, we took little granddaughter for a few lovely days beside the sea in St Leonard's on Sea.
St Leonard's is a quirky, arty seaside town, full of terraces and squares lined with beautiful Regency houses.
It was originally designed, in the early 19th century, by James Burton, a successful London property developer who built many of the houses in Bloomsbury and Regent's Park. The town was intended as a seaside resort for well off Londoners to escape the city and breathe in the sea air  After the death of James Burton, his son Decimus  completed the development and lived there until his own death in 1881.

After some years of neglect, a lot of the buildings are being restored and there are some great cafes, restaurants and art and vintage shops.

It was a joy to take little granddaughter with us.
Her delight at the crashing waves was infectious.

The weather whilst we were away could be described as "iffy",  but we have our fingers firmly crossed for some warm and sunny weather for the upcoming long bank holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 
Here is a recipe for a delicious Moroccan inspired brown rice salad, ideal for a bbq or picnic, should the sun decide to shine!

If you have a second lemon, it can be cut in half and grilled, cut side down, along with the corn on the cob as a delicious garnish.

Sending love.
Speak soon


  1. Spending time at the beach, whatever the weather, is so good for the soul. Love that picture of your girl! The salad looks so very delicious, I'll definitely be giving it a try. Enjoy the bank holiday weekend.

    1. Thank you Liz. I hope you enjoy the weekend too .... and the salad if you make it :)


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