Oh beautiful day! I was only on duty in the shop for an hour at lunchtime today so I decided to walk to Portscatho along the coastpath. From Pendower the path meanders through meadows of scrubby bracken, fern and wildflowers, where a group of wild Dartmoor ponies graze during the summer months.
At Curgurrel Farm I cut down to the beach and strolled along the pebbly shore, picking up the odd shell here and there. There was not a breath of wind, and the sea was gently lapping the sand in between the rocky coves.
The first glimpse of Porthcurnick Beach with the 'Hidden Hut' cafe just visible in the hollow at the top of the beach.
This wonderful cafe is open every day from April to the end of October and serves delicious freshly cooked curries and soups, all served outdoors on huge wooden tables where everyone sits and eats together.
After a hearty roast squash and chestnut soup I took to the coast path once more and headed towards Portscatho, which was looking truly idyllic!
Some hydrangea heads in one of the gardens along the sea front; I love the way the colour slowly drains out of the petals.
Some new porcelain bowls made by a lovely lady called Tara who I met at The Country Brocante Fair at Daylesford a couple of weeks ago, and handmade hair grips by Gil Fox.
I have decided this winter to convert part of the shop into a workspace for me to be able to sew, and also to hold crafting days and workshops. To begin with I will run Christmas-themed workshops during November and December, such as cards and tags, angels, garlands and decorations. Post Christmas I think I will offer workshops in simple beaded jewellery and sewing projects as well as further card making ideas. Once I have decided on dates for these workshops I will post them up on the blog sidebar. I hope that some of you may be able to join me!