Saturday, September 20, 2008

Beach and Boot!

Yesterday was a beautiful day and down on the beach I had fun with Midge.  Midge is our four year old Jack Russell and is a very spoilt dog, we love her to pieces!  She loves nothing more than going to the beach and playing endless games of  fetch, she must run about five miles to my two!  Well yesterday was no different and here she is waiting for me to throw the ball.

While I was walking along this flock of Canada Geese came gliding in and stopped for a paddle. I got quite close to them and they didnt seem bothered by me at all.  They stayed for a few minutes before flying off again.

Down at the end of the beach there are lots of rock pools and rocks covered in limpets. We had a good old look in them all, Midge snapping at the water when she saw little fish darting about and snuffling in the seaweed that grows around the edges, lucky no crabs were hiding ready to nip her nose.  It was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours just me and my doggie and the sea.

This morning I went into Truro and stopped at the car boot sale.  There was not much there but on one stand I came across these lovely old tins, some unopened and  some unused bath cubes, boxed, remember those hard lumps of perfumed bath salts that never seemed to dissolve? A lovely little box of face powder unopened and two hand painted bottles of bath salts.  Also a pretty sewing basket in very good condition. Quite a good haul from an unpromising boot sale.  I love booting you just never know what you will find.  

On Monday we are off on a last minute break.  We have not had a holiday for three years so are really looking forward to a few days away.  We are going to stay on the north coast in the most amazing place right on the beach,  I will, I hope be blogging from there all next week and you will have to pop back for a visit to see just what this wonderful location is!?  Ian is just going to look at the sea and read but I am taking some work with me, Im not very good at sitting doing nothing for long but I am going to enjoy every second and so is Midge with lots of walks between work and reading.  Do visit again it will be worth it!


Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello Jayne..
Thank you so much for your birthday greetings...
It must be heavenly down there in Cornwall with in this golden autumnal weather... I wish I was there now!
I hope you have a fantastic, much awaited holiday..
Midge cerainly will!

Michele x

A time to dance said...

Oh Jane what lovely tins! The beach looks lovely and Poll's and I have fallen in love with midge I could just cuddle her to bits. Love and hugs
Helen and Polly

A time to dance said...

Hi Jane
I only started knitting a few years ago and I taught myself. I started off with blankets - knitting different squares and trying out different stitches with each one. Then I progressed to bags then cushions now I knit huge jumpers - must post on blog - the patterns are in my head as I cant follow patterns!I can recommend some good books - bags are great if you use big needles and chunky wool it grows very quicky. Have a lovely sunday
love H

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a lovely place to walk the dog. When we lived in South Africa we used to take the dogs for a run on the beach - they loved it.
The tins you bought are fabulous - such gorgeous colours.

Hope you enjoy your holiday & get lots of inspiration!


Tilly said...

Loving your blog. Your pictures are gorgeous and your artwork is fabulous!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

I love those old tins. So pretty!!!