Monday, 30 June 2008

Time Out

Last week my lovely other half and I sneaked away for a few days to a beautiful part of Cornwall. Don't ask me why but I still feel guilty when I do this? The children are 22,20 and 17 - so why I think they still need to be with us wherever we go I really don't know. I think I am slightly odd in thinking this way - but do believe after this little break that I may be changing my mind. We had a really lovely time and just enjoyed the easiness of it all (and the peace and quiet)!! Here's a few photos that we took along the way.

Me wandering along the path to Cape Cornwall. Probably the prettiest place I've ever seen.

The end of the road - I so want this little house looking out on this beautiful view.

Now a decision to be made - do we have the energy to climb up here and check out more of the view?

Yes we did - and boy was I glad. The views were truly spectacular.

We watched the man in this little fishing boat drop lobster pots all around the Cape. Just wished we could have waited to see the catch.

On a Crafty note I was very happy to stumble (literally around the corner from our hotel) across this amazing place. I wish I had taken a photo of this clever lady's shop. Karen makes the most beautiful bags from velvet that she dyes herself. As you stand in the shop you can see through to the back and the piles (no mountains) of fabric she has collected. Such a lovely place. Sitting in the shop stitching away was this lady. Sue creates the most lovely embroidered pictures as this book shows. In addition she lectures on the Fine Art Textiles course at Camborne College.
It was quite surreal to come across these two clever ladies - piles of fabric and talent. Add this to the views and I'm sure you will believe me when I say I had a ball!!

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Stress Buster.

Would you like to see what I get up to after work when the sun is still shining? Yes? Well come with me and I'll show you. First the trusty old bicycle.

Then you pedal....if your speed is fast and you are very fit it will take you about five minutes. I am not so fit and at five feet two inches it just takes me longer - so I'll be there in about ten minutes.

Turn left from my house. Take the first left turn then right at the junction. You will find yourself on this cycle route.

Keep going until you get here.

Now for the best bit...take a seat and enjoy the views. Bliss!