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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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The last of the collections of last year’s highlights.  This time it’s a round up of some of the lovely shapes and shadows that inspired 2013….

 

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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…

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Firstly, lots of you have been struggling to find me since I moved my blog button!  It’s down there now, on the home page, below the slideshow, in a pretty frame, written out in bunting.  It’s still there…

Secondly, what a lovely time I’ve had today finishing a commission…dozens and dozens of little baby announcements with little flapping washing.  Aren’t they cute?!

 

Thirdly, Lyme Regis disappeared today!  Under a layer of fog…

I took this picture at the weekend out of our sitting room window. Can you see why I took it? Apart from that it was a lovely day?

How about now?

There they are! Four lovely swans, swimming along, in perfect formation, in the sea, in January! Is this normal? I’ve never ever ever seen swans swimming in the sea like this. Not ever!

Wherever I’ve lived and wherever I’ve worked, I always seem to drive East towards the sunrise to get to work, and to drive West into the sunset to get home again.  And both were stunning and photograph-worthy today…

 

 

It was only yesterday that I was longing for a crispy misty autumn morning, and then today, here it is!!  I woke up too early by mistake and left myself time on the way to work to take some photos.  It was so lovely being up on the hill watching the sun rise with all the other little cars whizzing along in a hurry.  I drive along the most stunning road to get to work.  It runs parallel to Chesil Beach, with Portland Bill and the Fleet at one end, Golden Cap and the Jurassic Coast at the other, and St Catherine’s Chapel in the middle.  The view was so amazing I took too many photos and then couldn’t decide which to share with you.  I got it down to eighteen though….

Every day I feel lucky to live in such a stunning place and we try not to take it for granted - the fact that we can see the sea from every room in our house, that little boats bob outside our bedroom window, that we are lulled to sleep each night by the sound of the waves on the beach – but sometimes it’s nice to get out there and act like a holiday-maker.  It’s easy to overlook the small details so I took some time this afternoon to appreciate the shapes, colours and textures that make up West Bay.  I’ve never noticed all the blue bottomed/white cabinned boats – they look like they’re wearing a uniform!  And some of the paint-work on the boats is incredible – as good as any Mondrian….

 

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