19 September 2009

Sunny Saturday

We found a house!!! The catch is we can't move in for another week. Oh well, there is a light at the end of the tunnel so I can just count down the days.

Today was a beautiful day. It was sunny and about 73 degrees. We walked all morning along the shore and had lunch at a lovely cafe. They serve pasties and jacket potatoes. Pasties are pastry stuffed with various fillings- chicken and veggies or maybe feta and spinach. Jacket potatoes are just baked potatoes in their skin. Isn't that such a cute name? Potatoes in their jackets! Some of the kids had fish tiddlers- little fish cakes. That name cracks me up.

Since it was so warm (for England) we brought the kids back to the beach in their suits in the early evening. It makes me happy to watch them run on the beach, play in the tide pools and collect rocks. Those are the simple kinds of things I have been looking forward to.

Hope you are having a good weekend. I cannot tell you how much your thoughts and prayers are helping.



  1. Congratulations!!! New home away from home!!! Dina is great to see the kids enjoying the beach and each other, it was the perfect time to start the adventure!! GO ZELDEN'S !! GO SAINTS!!!
    Warmest regards to you'll!
    The Azuero's
    P.S. Rodrigo did enjoy Sam's post and ask to say hi!

  2. Great news about the house. We've been praying for that to happen. What an adorable picture of the kids playing at the beach. Sounds like things are starting to turn around and you can finally get everyone on a schedule. We'll be thinking of you during the SAINTS' game. By the away, LSU won. Hugs and Kisses to everyone, Love, Grammy and Pops

  3. I can't tell you how happy I am that you guys are putting out the anchor and will be able to stretch your arms without hitting the walls in your room. Hope the week goes by fast for you. All my love and prayers LOVE,POPS

  4. Hey Dina! I was so excited to get your postcard and just love your blog. Girl, you never cease to amaze me!! What a blessing to be able to have this "adventure" with your family. I will email soon so I can get more details. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way.
    Take care,
    Sue Hoffman Smith

  5. You go Girl!!! That sounds like so much fun. Would you have imagined you would so live such an adventure when you were younger? I admire you. I love reading your blogs and I have signed up to receive updates. Thanks so much for sharing. This is probably as close as I will get to the UK. Your family is beautiful and you are definitely in my prayers. Best of luck.
    Jan Keisman Robertson

  6. Congrats on your new house! I guess by now you already moved in. I'm so envious of your family's adventure. The terrace sounds wonderful. I can picture you and your family sitting outside enjoying the calm, nice breeze while learning something interesting. Take Care!