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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…

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Well, where to start!? From finishing work on friday to going to bed on sunday, it has been the most beautiful photogenic weekend EVER. The weather was just incredible and we found time for paddling, walking, car-booting, gardening, buntinging, eating, sewing, playing and basking…

The highlight for me was the collection of treasure waiting to be discovered at the car-boot sale.  We found a whole box of old rolls of pianola music, all decorated in lovely graphics and type.  My eyes popped out at the 1890s sewing machine still with its instuctions!  Although the manual was a little worse for wear – never use sellotape on paper, ask my sister;  it’s a paper conservator’s nightmare.  Also uncovered was a lovely old ink pad tin, with ink, a ludo box full of marbles, a roaring, walking, gnashing, flashing dinosaur and a very funky golf cocktail set… 

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Wowzers!  After a shaky and slightly damp start, spring sprung this weekend with a big smiley grin on its sunshiney face…

 

 

This is our next door house.  It’s a gorgeous and very photogenic row of three cottages, one white, one yellow and one pink.  I’ve been playing with the settings on my new camera to see which I prefer… what do you think?

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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Gala came to stay the night yesterday.  In her excitement, Charlotte forgot to pack her any spare clothes.  So I made Gala a lovely little sun dress to wear.  She chose the material, the ribbons and the buttons from my fabric stash.  I love it!  By 9am we were eating ice creams round the harbour….

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