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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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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…

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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Wow, what a busy time it’s been the last two weeks.  Firstly, it’s been glorious weather with amazing sunrises and gorgeous shadows and colours.

I’ve been super busy making customers’ orders for Christmas – cushions and papercuts mostly, but also packaging up cards, baubles, dolls and angels.

We had a super walk on the beach last sunday followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows by the harbour.  We finally got the tree up, although Stanley likes it more than the rest of us put together…

It was well worth getting up a bit earlier than usual this morning to find it frosty and crispy around the bay.  There was mist floating over the sea and some amazing reflections…

Last night, instead of going to watch fireworks or a bonfire, we headed off, on the most beautiful clear still sparkling night, to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, which is just down the road to see the floodlit gardens which they do every autumn.  It really was quite magical.  You follow the path of hanging tealight lanterns which light the way and every corner reveals an even lovelier dramatic view.  They even floodlight St Catherine’s Chapel in the distance which you catch a glimpse of through the foliage.  And they have a lovely wrap-around verandah with coloured twinkle lights.  We were too late for a hot chocolate though, they were just closing up, so we headed back home for supper.  We did manage to catch some fireworks though and stopped in a layby to watch them across the fields.  Apologies for the blurry photo, but I couldn’t resist the heart shaped exploding rocket….

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So … the first trip to the hut was with the husband and was a lazy loungy time with lots of reading, snoozing and scrabble playing.  The second trip was made last week and was with the niephlings.  It involved swimming, rock pooling, paddling, playing and running around chasing things.  It was heaps and heaps of fun and sooooooooooo hot!  It was hats and parasols all round…

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We’ve been able to spend lots of time up at our beach hut on Portland Bill in the last couple of weeks.  We’ve been trying to get some time in before Weymouth and Portland become toooooo hectic because of the Olympic Sailing being there all next week.  It’s been chaotic for months anyway with road works and things getting ready for it, but now it’s started, the whole area is gridlock.  So the husband and I went up early last week for three days and had a very relaxing time reading, snoozing and playing scrabble.  The sun even came out…

 

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