Tales from the Sea Garden

Tales from The Sea Garden

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Wednesday 10 February 2016

 Tiny mermaids' jewellery boxes.....
Think I've got post-holiday blues.... the constant pressure to make, make, make all the time is getting to me. Plus the depressing weather....and missing J........ I've always been pretty good at self-motivation - you have to be when you're self-employed and there's no-one else to 'bring home the bacon'. Eating rather too much chocolate to boost morale, oh dear..... A visit to the Tavistock Vintage and Textile Fair on Saturday will no doubt cheer me up, and then being with J on Valentines Day......x I do count my blessings every day.

Monday 8 February 2016

Gosh, it's been a bit windy hasn't it?  I was kept awake during the early hours by the terrible sound of it rushing against the house. I did battle with the rotary washing line and after several attempts managed to peg out some sheets. I was half afraid the whole thing would just take off out of the ground! But I had to make the most of a sunny day after all the rain we've had. There's nothing like the smell of sheets that have dried in the sun and the wind.
 Much of my time over the last month has been spent in my studio at home stitching, a lot of it by hand, which I really enjoy.
 Today I've been making cards with the pottery sherds and shells I collected last week.
I've been writing my blog for exactly 6 years now. I have never been one for keeping a diary, but looking back through that first years' series of blog posts I realized that having a blog is just like keeping a diary, and one that is greatly enhanced by having all the visual images too. It's really nice to browse through your musings and see what you were getting up to a few years back, because you do forget. It's also interesting to see what posts get read the most; for a long time it was the one on 'Trevoole Farm Garden'; now that has been overtaken by 'Summer in February'. I wonder why?

Thursday 4 February 2016


 Porthgwarra to Rospletha Cliffs......
  dramatic, wild and beautiful.

 Forget your tropical islands.....for me this is paradise
Where in the world is your little corner of paradise?

Tuesday 2 February 2016


 J and I have escaped for a little winter break to celebrate our birthday, and we've come to the tiny cove of Porthgwarra on the most south-westerly tip of Cornwall, not far from Land's End. Our holiday cottage is the small low building on the far right. I've never actually had a 'holiday' in Cornwall before! It feels rather nice to experience for oneself what all those holiday-makers come to Cornwall to experience, with the added bonus of being almost alone to enjoy it.

It was too dark to see anything when we arrived last night, so imagine our delight to wake up this morning and see this wonderful view from the sitting room. The seats at the bottom of the garden are perfect for wave-watching, and two seals were having a lovely time in the surf.

 I have never been to this particular part of the coast before......
the granite cliffs are quite spectacular.
There are two tunnels through the rock leading to the beach; I'm not sure if they are wholly natural or partly man-made, perhaps as an easier way of  bringing cargo up off the beach as the slipway itself is incredibly steep.

I spent most of today just wave-watching. Perfect.
Hope you too are doing something nice to banish away those winter blues. xxx