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I’ve been working today on the most beautiful papercut – and it looks even more beautiful in the sunset light.  The shadows it throws are even prettier than the papercut itself…

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Well, having been away for nearly two weeks, my camera is bursting with sunshine and colour and in my enthusiasm to share, I couldn’t choose, so here’s a very random selection of the last two weeks…

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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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Today has, at last, truly and utterly felt summery.  After a late start we treated ourselves to a ‘Happy Summer Holidays’ lunch at the posh cafe on the beach including perfectly thirst quenching zingy and freshly squeezed orange juice.  The colours in the sky and the grass and the cliffs and the sand and the water were so…. just so.  After a scrummy lunch we finally got round to doing something we’ve been meaning to do every summer’s day since we got here nearly 3 years ago.  We hired a boat and sailed up the river!  It was so much fun.  I used to row a lot in the sea when I lived in Cornwall (that’s me fourth from the left – I rowed in the stroke seat) which is a whole different kind of fun and involved a bit more adrenalin, sweat and possibility of injury, but this was fun in a quiet sunday afternoon kind of way.  We rowed all the way up river to Palmers Brewery where there’s a weir so it’s as far as you can go.  Although I wouldn’t mind starting in town and rowing down the weir to the sea!  Maybe next time.  We may need to provide our own boat though.  We passed the most perfectly positioned summer house and of course the lovely colourful riverside chalets in the bay.  Back on dry land the colours were just stunning.  Our neighbour’s garden and the pink marshmallow cottage next door were just unbelievable in the afternoon sun and my roses have come out a treat!  I thought I’d killed them this winter but thanks to a bit of very vicious pruning by my mum they’re flowering better than ever.

And now, as I sit here writing this, there’s the most wonderful sunset.  This is the view of Lyme Bay from my sofa.  Lucky lucky me….

…and now it’s the holidays it’s time to make and stick to a routine or I get lost in 6 weeks of sleeping and lolling.  So I’m going to try my hardest to do this every day, all summer long.

Oooh, how can I forget!  We had our first swim of 2012 in the sea this afternoon.  Normally by this time of year we’ve been in loads but the weather’s been so awful this was our first.  And it was clear and warm and lovely.  Here’s to many more…

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…

 

 

Well, I hope it’s not really the end of the summer, just the end of the summer holidays.  Although sitting here looking out the window, the waves are crashing over the pier and people have anoraks and wellies on!  It’s been a lovely six weeks full of family, food, music, swimming, playing, laughing, sewing, crocheting, walking, reading, exploring, drawing, snorkelling and generally having fun.  Here’s a round up of the last few days….

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