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In aid of a nice cup of tea

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When I first arrived in the UK, I noticed that much of British society was organised around regularly having a nice cup of tea. And here is another example.
4th Nov 2008, 13:44  

hildegard says:

A beach hut is so much more than that, though I do take your point. ;)

4th Nov 2008, 14:23

taniwha says:

I've never actually seen a beach hut being used. What are they for?

4th Nov 2008, 15:02

hildegard says:

They're for the great British determination to have a nice day at the beach, even when it's Force 9 outside & the rain's moving horizontally across the shore. They're for the fabrication of cheese & tomato sandwiches without a layer of sand, they're so you don't have to carry the deckchairs, the windbreak, the surfshoes, the beach ball, the boules, the french cricket set, the kite, the buckets & spades & the dog blanket to & from the beach every day. They're for painters to paint from without losing their easel to the elements. They're for shy Brits to hide in whilst donning their swimming cossies. They're for the preparation of fresh-caught seafood, they're for sitting on the steps & watching the Leonids, they're for, y'know, stuff...

4th Nov 2008, 15:12

taniwha says:

I think you hit the nail on the head with your first line - being at the beach when other people would stay in, which in my opinion can be one of the best times to be there.

4th Nov 2008, 16:55

PrincessJun says:

Agree with hildegard - mmmm cheese and tomato sandwiches in horizontal rain. Lovely candy colours too. Nice one.

4th Nov 2008, 18:40

mara says:

beautiful series taniwha

5th Nov 2008, 07:40

taniwha says:

Thanks Mara. Photographed at 6.00am. I woke early and strolled down to the waterfront.

5th Nov 2008, 08:41

JokerXL says:

Lovely colours.
I hate tea, can't stand the smell of it even, never could.
Perhaps that's why I left.

5th Nov 2008, 09:00

540air says:

I've always quite fancied having a beach hut.

5th Nov 2008, 11:45

nige says:


5th Nov 2008, 11:50

taniwha says:

I admit having a hut appeals to me too ... but have you seen the price of them?

5th Nov 2008, 11:58

nige says:

I am curious. Ballpark figure?

5th Nov 2008, 11:59

taniwha says:

I'm not sure about these ones as they are probably at the lower end of the market but the ones down the coast at Southwold can go for up to 40K.

5th Nov 2008, 12:24

nige says:

Woah! Blimey.

5th Nov 2008, 12:39

taniwha says:

And you can get a house in Giffard Park for 50k these days ...

5th Nov 2008, 12:40

nige says:

Pretty incredible, huh?

5th Nov 2008, 13:16

JokerXL says:

Does it come with cable? And a double garage?

5th Nov 2008, 14:34

taniwha says:

yes, and it has a shed out the back

5th Nov 2008, 14:57

DailyAlex says:

yes oh yes but what about the colours ;-) Gorgeous pics.

5th Nov 2008, 17:30

taniwha says:

The colours are delicious, aren't they.

5th Nov 2008, 20:07

what a lovely series - and what colours!

5th Nov 2008, 22:35

Spiderbaby says:

There's something very special and comforting about being able to make tea in all eventualities. These are a great reminder of that :)

6th Nov 2008, 17:46

MaggieD says:

Another ace series :)
We used to hire a beach hut down in Swanage when the children were young, nothing like as pretty as these, though.
Agree with SB,

7th Nov 2008, 17:18

swamprose says:

wonderful colours.
thing I couldn't get over was that wherever there was tea, there was CAKE.

8th Nov 2008, 03:09

taniwha says:

Thank you both. Thanks for the highlight too.

S - Yes, I noticed that too. Have you read Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island? He has a nice take on it ... but it's a nostalgic book really about a UK that is fading.

8th Nov 2008, 07:02

queserasara says:

Lovely series - Congrats on the HL. Reminds me of childhood - being at the sea but not on the beach as its raining & so your huddled in the car trying to stay warm & eat cornbeef & salad cream sandwiches before having a Jacobs club biscuit. I always thought of tea as the English excuse for not having to say anything in a difficult situation - you know - when everyone is breaking down the English have an excuse not to show it by leaving the room to put the kettle on! I'm with Joker!

8th Nov 2008, 17:59

FilbertFox says:

mmmmmm tea. And those huts look good enough to eat with it

9th Nov 2008, 08:47

Viv says:

yes but Southwold is Southwold! :)

My friend and her sister who live in the bungay area rented one for a week every summer when their boys were young and was great to have a base and leave their stuff etc

10th Nov 2008, 12:33