Thursday, 14 July 2011

seaside searches

I always relish the fact that I live pretty close to the sea. Arnold, though? He works right beside it.

Since he got that job, I have started spending more time there. For little lunch-dates, petting local dogs and a whole lot of shore-line reading. (The ebb and flow of tidal movement is, by far, one of the sweetest songs I know).

Starting next week, though, I'll be doing more than just that. I'll be volunteering for a museum there and working on a research project that I couldn't, really, be any more excited about. (The subject matter is so precisely my thing--loosely based on British seaside holidays around the 1920s-'50s!)

You see, the last few weeks have been marked by an inability to get a summer job. (I lost my old one back in April--so now, really, it's more necessity than a simple change of scenery). I've been kind of sad about this--and, well, more than a little frustrated.

Whilst this project will not bring in any finances--a fact I have been reminded of over and over again--I will, at least, be doing something worthwhile. And enjoyable. And creative. And those, to me, are the things to count.


  1. I live about an hour and a half away from the sea. I used to live about 5 minutes from it. In fact, I could see when I stood outside my house. I miss it!

  2. Oh wow, congratulations!!! It all sounds just wonderful :) Beautiful photos as well, it's great that you're close to the sea!

  3. Great pics. I feel ya about getting a job. It's a necessity for me too, and I'm not having any luck finding anything yet :( It's a sucky process to say the least..

  4. Sounds like a dream world to me- I envy those who live, breath, and bathe by the sea. It's such a beautiful place.

    sweetness xx
    hope to hear from you*!