Thursday, March 29, 2012

The things you see on a beach........

 After 24hours of battling with SAGA insurance's terrible service I am in need of a laugh. Things we saw last week.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


We have just spent a very pleasant week in St Ives in Cornwall. This was the view from our apartment.
The tide came in and out of the little beach right below our window. We woke to sound of the waves. Tempted?  This is where we found it,  a lovely welcome and in no time at all were settled in.
This was right outside our door.
We ate Cornish Pasties, of course,  but this was our favourite eatery making the best sandwiches I have ever tasted. 
 We saw some of these,

One of these,
 and a lot of these

But above all some stunning scenery.

 Only another 500 photographs to go..........

Friday, March 02, 2012


This morning Jude said something in the Magic Diaries that set my mind racing,  She said "....stones are sort of scraps of something bigger".   Like many other people I have a habit of picking up a small stone or pebble from places I have visited, they become a symbol of the place,  a souvenir.  But this is something bigger.  At school, Physical Geography was my absolute favourite subject, I have marvelled at The Grand Canyon, been excited  by the magnificence of the Alps and loved the beauty of our own Lake District but until today I had never consciously thought that the pebble I pick up is just a scrap and once belonged to something much, much bigger and when I hold it I am holing a piece of the Universe in my hand.   Is that what we are?

Thursday, March 01, 2012


This is to test whether I realy can update with my iPad. This was my Christmas gift from DH. A complete surprise. Adding pictures is obviously book 2,