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Chesil Beach has taken a huge battering in the storms we’ve had this week.  It’s always fairly rough down at West Bay and Burton Bradstock, but I’ve never seen it like this….

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…there were lots of fabulous fabrics…

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…so when we got to the market, there were so many gorgeous things to see.  First up, lots of beautiful typography…

 

 

 

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Yesterday was the most perfect spring day.  Sunny and fresh, bright and breezy with clean zingy air.  We took a delightful walk into Bridport through the fields and just marvelled at how lucky we are to live here.  We walked for just over a mile and passed big hairy horny sheep napping in a field, chickens foraging in a sunny meadow, a river full of shiny silvery fish, and an emu (!)…

 

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…we walked through green green grass, past beautiful flowers enjoying the sunshine, under blue blue sky and budding trees and past meandering glassy rivers…

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…past quaint cottages, waterwheels and pretty churches…

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…until finally we made it to the Vintage Market…

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… I found so many gorgeous things, more of which later!

 

 

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I went out today for the first time in 8 months without a coat on!  I wouldn’t say it was warm, I wouldn’t even say it wasn’t cold, but it wasn’t bitter anymore and that’s an improvement.  Right outside our window is a lovely blue boat which a man has been painting for about 6 weeks.  I looked out today and at last – it was sunny!  The pink and yellow buoys were just zinging and the wibbly wobbly shadows it cast were just wonderful.

Zingy Blue Boat

I had to make one of my many trips to the Post Office today.  I go to the nearest post office which is in a pretty village a mile away called Burton Bradstock.  And suddenly, the sun came out!  And it didn’t seem like a chore, it seemed like the prettiest picture perfect post office in the world…

Burton Bradstock Post Office

Let’s hope it carries on – I want to plant my sweet peas.

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It’s been another lovely week here at CecilyMae HQ.  We’ve had sun, snow, hail, storms and rainbows.  There have been trips to the park, lots of sewing and a really exciting delivery of  fabric and prints which look amazing.  I was given the most perfect roll top sewing box to keep my crochet in.  I made myself something I’ve always wanted – a book nook.  A place to sit and read and think and be curious.  We moved the whole living room round to fit one it but it lasted about 5 days before we realised it was completely impractical and put the furniture all back again.  Still, Arthur enjoyed it while it lasted…

Magic things with paper…

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Check out my sister Charlotte’s new website.  She does amazing things with paper!

http://paperbackconservation.com/

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We’ve had the weirdest weather recently.  Snow, sun, rain, gales and hail in the space of an hour.  We had  a little weekend visitor with us on friday night and asked her what she wanted for supper.  Which is how we ended up having spaghetti pizza and a midnight feast in front of the fire.  And on saturday the weather finally settled on grey, rainy and miserable so we made little trip to Lyme Regis for ice creams, stopping at the aquarium on the way where four little spiky fish seemed desperate to be photographed, starfish snuggled together against the cold

…and I still managed to knock up 100 metres of bunting…

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You may remember a little while ago I mentioned an exciting event that was happening.  Well, I’m in the March issue of Style at Home magazine!  It’s very exciting, and a bit weird to see our home in print – it kind of looks funny colours for a start!  And we aren’t normally surrounded by cakes, promise.  The photographer took a lovely picture of me with Stanley who was a real show off all day.  It didn’t make it into the final print, but you can see it below – he really was delightful!  But it’s probably just as well he didn’t make it, I think the fame would have gone to his head…

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We still have no snow whatsoever in West Bay, but there is still loads and loads a few miles inland.  We went for a blindingly white snowy walk this morning in the lovely countryside just North East of Beaminster, it was just idyllic…

…and yes, the husband does know his hat matches his beard.

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