Monthly Archives: August 2011

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Yesterday was the Melplash Show.  It’s our local agricultural show and of course we go every year.  I love looking round the exhibition tents and especially the odd categories they have – “You’ve made it, let’s see it” being our favourite.  There were cars made out of vegetables, flowers growing in ladels, massive leeks, carrots and marrows, lots of jams, cakes and eggs, and then of course all the animals, giant bulls, sheep, pigs, ferrets, birds of prey, and the incredible Flea Circus.  I looked through my photos and realised how in love I am with dahlias.  I can’t believe they just grow like that, they look like they’ve been drawn by a child with the best crayons ever, and then made out of tissue paper.  They’re so gorgeous - I couldn’t edit them….

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Some more sights and sounds from our happy Cornish time….

 

 

 

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It was Bridport Carnival this weekend and West Bay was full!!  On Sunday evening was the Torchlight Procession where people walk from town down to the bay with flaming torches which are thrown onto a huge bonfire.  And it really was HUGE.  You couldn’t get within 40 feet of it because it was sooooooooooo hot.  Then there were fab fireworks which we wandered out onto the beach to watch.  Mum stayed in the flat with the cats and had a grandstand view…

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I couldn’t love this more!  Watch the video, it’s amazing…

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All holiday I had itchy fingers and twiddly thumbs to do something creative.  I finished my ‘hexagon leftover knee blanket’ which looks really good in the sun on the pouffe and the cats think it’s wonderful, but I kept thinking of printing leaves.  So today, having slightly recovered some sleep, done some washing, and generally settled in back home, I tried some things out.  I’m not happy with the finished print yet, but I think the technique may work with a softer roller.  Still, I’m loving the patterns and colours….

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Most of the week was spent looking for treasures.  And we found lots.  Pink shells, Hermit crabs, Flocks of fish, Scarlet seaweed and of course, heart shaped stones….

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Well what a great week we had. We had some sunny days on the beach, some rainy days in the house, some windy days with the kite, and lots and lots of fun. More photos to follow, but here’s a taste of some of the amazing views of the week….

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Wahoo – we’re off!  Snorkels, check.  Crochet, check.  Book, check.  Radio, check.  Knickers, check.  Swimming cossie, check.  Accordion, check.  Husband, check.

I love going away, but I really love living here.  We went to a great little bar in town last night.  I love that on a thursday night, in a small rural town, you can go up a little hidden staircase and be in a room FULL of people watching live jazz.  Brilliant.  See you soon, Joey x

Thursday night at the Hayloft

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We’re off on holiday tomorrow – yippee!  A house by the beach with all my favourite people in the world!  All sixteen of them.  Big people I see all the time and small people I hardly ever see, and small people I see all the time, and big people I hardly ever see.  So excited.  Come on sun, put your hat on and come out to play!!!!

 

But before I pack, I couldn’t resist making something out of the bundle of fabric that arrived in the post today.  Our postman’s going off us….

 

 

 

 

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I’ve had a creative day’s sewing today – I made four seasidey pictures for the walls of our local cafe on the beach www.watchhousecafe.co.uk.   I’m very pleased with them, I love the icecreams bestest….

Which is your favourite?

The fab four

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