Friday, April 29, 2011

Not the Royal Wedding!

Today, being two of the few I am sure, that had no interest in staying in and watching The Wedding we took advantage of most of the population being indoors watching their TV's and went on a little road trip around the Constantine area near Falmouth.  

Tiny creeks,

little paths through bluebell woods

and clear tinkling brooks abound

in this beautiful part of Cornwall where every turn seems to lead to another stunning part of this vast estuary.

Houses nestle in along the edge of the water,

from lovely Georgian homes 

to tiny cosy cottages, I want to live in all of them.

boats waiting for the tide to return,

some of them never to take to the sea again, sad old wrecks alongside flashy youngsters. I wish I could get this home and make it into a summer house in the garden.

Along the road to Port Navas we walked, enjoying the views and the sunshine.

I hope that you enjoyed your day as much as we did, however you celebrated it.  Heres to a lovely weekend too.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Greetings!

Happy Easter everyone. Hope you are out there enjoying this wonderful weather and not stuck indoors reading this blog! Well I hope you do read it at some point obviously but you know what I mean.

We are very busy here getting ready for the Homespun Fair tomorrow and Christine and I will be down setting up the hall later today in readiness to welcome our wonderful ladies early Monday morning. We have a lovely mix of treasures for you to come and peruse and have all been baking furiously so you can stop and enjoy a nice cupper and a bit of cake. I have made my famous chocolate cake and a three layer lemon cake which ended up about 10 inches high, scrum!

Have a wonderful weekend whatever you get up to! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sweet as a lamb.A very Springy post.

A couple of weeks ago I stayed at my brothers for a couple of days when I delivered new paintings to a gallery in Oxford. They have a farm and at the moments lots of lovely skipperty lambs. Although they did not loose any mothers some of the lambs need that little bit of extra TLC and get bottle fed three times a day.

This little chap was clearly keen to get at his bottle of warm milk.

There you go! And boy do they drink it quick!

"I want to tell you a secret! That new person has another bottle."

To scared to go out.

Number 35 is my favourite, such a sweet little face and the tiniest.


They have a few sheep that are sort of pets, this is one of them for some reason called Pirate!

Enjoying a patch of sun in the barn.

Here are a couple of new paintings, 'Waiting for father' and 'The quilters'. They are both quite big canvases, I loved doing the quilt with all the pattern on it.

Hope to see lots of you at the Vintage and Handmade Fair on Saturday.