Sea Breezes….

….to help heal the coughs and wheezes!….

We are so lucky my Parents have this stunning flat on the tops of the cliffs by the beach in Dorset, and we can come down for R and R at a moments notice really. Unfortunately our week away has been blighted by my dose of the seasonal flu, but yesterday we bundled me, wrapped up in scarves and coats, into Falcon and popped out to have Afternoon Tea at The Haven Hotel, one of our favourite treats. The beach of course was deserted, but so fresh and beautiful, I was determined to get a good dose of sea breezes in my lungs, Mum had said they’d help!

This time of day, 4pm in the UK, the sun is so low in the sky that everything looks in silhouette. This is a view looking towards the Purbecks and Brownsea Island in the distance, where the chain ferry takes you across from Sandbanks pennisula to the headland and Shell Beach. It was actually really sunny, but I was playing around with the HDR setting on the iPhone 4!

So we had a lovely pot of Earl Grey and some biscotti type things which J scoffed seeing as they weren’t GF, toddled around a little bit outside in the freshness, inhaled as deeply as my cough allowed, contemplated the peace tranquility and beauty of Mother Nature and saw the huge Brittany Ferry go through, which I documented last night on yesterday’s 365.

Driving round the one way Panorama road, J said I must snap the fast appearing sunset. The weather in our part of ‘holiday’ Dorset is a microclimate, and yes we do have palm trees here!

And this is one of Poole Harbour from further round the bay.

It was so glorious to be a little bit more vertical. However, in the morning we had spoken to the pharmacist in Boots because I knew I needed some sort of ‘feel good’ cough syrup and didn’t want a reaction like my nasty Night Nurse experience again. And it appears the new Benylin Mucus Cough has exactly the same ingredients as the old Benylin non drowsy-so I’m sticking with what I know and trust, and am on 4 doses a day of that now to help, Plus unfortunately the need for antibiotics has transpired and I’m back on 200mg of Doxycycline a day as The Cough has gone disgustingly green (apology if TMI!)

So we also went out for a yummy Chinese last night-a break with tradition as it was a Wednesday, but I struggled to sit at the table long enough to eat everything, even though it was astonishingly scrumptious! The Cough got a few “are you ok?” comments which was embarrassing. Still, it wasn’t just me-it’s that time of year when….

….it’s inevitable most people are going to get ill….


8 Responses to Sea Breezes….

  1. Rachael says:

    Hi Sus

    It sounds like you are having a lovely time and making the best of things as always.

    We often stay at the Dolphin Quays complex which over looks Poole Quay – it’s beautiful there.

    Just for your info, there are two wonderful GF fish and chips shops nearby:

    They don’t use glu-2-go batter anymore as their website would have you believe, but definately do a gf/wf batter and use separate fryers.

    All the best to you both


    • Rachael how near to you are us here? We should try and sort out a ‘meet you at The Haven for tea’! I’ll let you know when we’re next down and I’m not so germ ridden!
      That is totally brilliant about the GF fish and Chips. Going to check that website out now! xx

      • Rachael says:

        Hi Sus

        We are in East Sussex, about 2.5 hours away from Poole. Would be lovely to meet you one day for tea or fish and chips!


  2. Steve says:

    You are indeed lucky to have such a beautiful place to escape too. I hope you feel better soon!

  3. kerri says:

    Totally gorgeous pictures, I agree with Steve on all counts!

    Feeeeel better <3.

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