I spent a lovely 5 days in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK the weather was unusually hot and sunny for late September which was just as well as I wanted to spend as much time as possible walking around the coast, arting on the balcony, watching shooting stars over the ocean and rediscovering some old haunts :)
I had a lovely apartment with 2 balconies (I have a thing for balconies!) which overlooked the bay towards St Ives, and gave spectacular views of the north coast and Atlantic.
Here are a few photos, plus a mini travel video below :)
I’m pleased to be back to full strength and managed to do my morning walk today YAY! London seems to be dotted with these cute colourful sheep at the moment.
I had a pretty restful weekend trying to catch up on sleep lost whilst my ear infection amplified every sound outside and inside, I’m glad I didn’t carry out my plan to move to an isolated peaceful valley in Wales.. :P
I managed to rescue the back of the garden, where the patio has been consumed by weeds, and worked on my sister’s portrait some more, I made some paper cuts from hand drawn flowers which I’ll be adding to the painting.
That’s it for now.
Instagram photos from my London walks. I’ve been on a health kick recently, and started a health and wellbeing regime :) including walking for at least an hour per day and trying to eat 5-a-day (fruit and veg) every day. I’ve been plotting my progress on the fleetly and 5 A Day apps. I’ve really enjoyed the walks and eating healthy food and have realised that trying to eat 5-a-day is as good as being on a diet, you cannot physically eat much more as the fibre really fills you up. Last week I made a some lovely meals including, vegetable curry, cabbage and swede cheesy bake and an oriental aubergine and pepper dish. I’ve also been using my walks as photography trips and for listening to audio books. It was really cool listening to a BBC Radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere and passing some of the landmarks mentioned in ‘London Below’ such as ‘The Night’s Bridge’, ‘The Angel Islington’ and ‘The Black Friars’. By the end of the week I had surpassed 7 hrs of moderate exercise and managed 6 days of a full 5-a-day diet. However it was pretty painful, I had 2 inch blisters on my feet, constant headaches and sore muscles in my legs. These have all abated now, the blisters were due to wearing in my new and very lovely Wolky boots, I found that eating sweeter fruit stopped my low blood sugar headaches and my legs are no longer aching after resting them at the weekend. :) I’ve been reading a new series of books (on Audible) called ‘The Mortal Instruments’ by Cassandra Clare and am totally hooked, it’s a really intriguing look into a world of Shadowhunters (Nephilim), Downworlders and Mundanes. Totally immersive and a wonderful way to explore London on foot! That’s it for now, will be posting some new art soon though!! xx
A few weeks ago I took a lovely train trip to Arundel in West Sussex.
On arrival I was greeted by the sight of this amazing Norman castle
I then had a wander down some of the very pretty and historic streets which seemed to be full of art galleries and antiques shops. I found some lovely vintage suitcases there
I explored a few galleries and found some amazing art by Emma Franks
I bought a couple of art cards with her work printed on them.
I then wandered the mile or so down a gorgeous tree-lined lane to the Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre, and looked at lots of ducks! :)
There was an artist open day happening at the visitor centre and I talked to the Roy Kelf, the maker of these exquisite masking tape bird sculptures
All in all it was a super fantastic day out, I think I am in love with Sussex now, it’s so arty, natural and historic, all the things I love in an area :) I cant wait to explore more of this amazing county. :)
On the way home I had the pleasure of waiting for my train in the most comfortable waiting room I’ve ever seen, it had leather sofas, book shelves full of novels and a box full of DVDs!!!
Thank you Arundel :)
Hi, I thought I’d make a Vlog as it is Vlogtober after all :)
I take you on a very condensed trip into London where we randomly meet a man carrying a bird of prey, and a first look at my robotic mop from Lidl!! Filmed, edited and uploaded to youtube on my phone :)
Here is a photo of the man with his Harris Hawk
It was just 14 weeks old, reared by its mother and he was just introducing it to humans.
Once fully trained it will be used as a bird deterrent at air fields.
Hi, I’m back at work after a 2 week stay cation. This is where the magic happens.