Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I do like to be



Beside the sea.




We spent a week in St Ives with our very dear friends.




The famous light sparkled on the beach, the view from our window took our breath away at least ten times each day.



There were weaver fish stings, complete wipe outs and various assorted surfing injuries, including my own rather pathetic injury of bleeding knuckles caused by attempting to pull on a veeeerrry tight wet suit, but these things did not matter at all.



The days were mild and the sun shone warmly. Some days we made the very most of the roaring, terrifying, awe inspiring surf in a sea that boiled and swelled. And on other days we enjoyed the gentle bobbing of ripples in a mill pond.




Every evening was full of laughter and food, I laughed until I wept time and time again.



There was much meandering amongst narrow cobbled streets and browsing in quirky shops and galleries.

It was all good.

And now I am back at home and attempting to conquer laundry mountain.


11 Comments:

Blogger Amaranthine said...

Looks lovely. I can guarantee that the laundry mountain, once conquered, will creep back the minute your back is turned. It is very crafty stuff.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:38:00 pm  
Blogger Willow said...

My favorite favorite way to spend a vacation. Minus the bleeding knuckles.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:57:00 pm  
Blogger raining sheep said...

Oh how lovely! Beautiful images to gaze at - especially since it is -4 here and snowing :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:24:00 am  
Blogger Dragonfly said...

Somewhere I've always wanted to visit. Your last photo is stunning.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 4:17:00 am  
Blogger kristina said...

Such beautiful photos. Looks like the most wonderful holiday! K x

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 7:53:00 am  
Blogger rachel said...

Almost perfect. Not the stings, wet suit injuries, washing mountain, of course. I had my first-ever REAL Cornish pasty in St Ives. Memorable!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:04:00 am  
Blogger Helen Philipps said...

What a lovely time you have had! I adore St Ives, it's one of my most favourite places and it was a nice treat today to see your pictures.
Helen x

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:27:00 pm  
Anonymous Helen in Switzerland said...

What is it about those laundry mountains? I just came back after 2.5 weeks away and I swear mine grows in the night...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:54:00 pm  
Blogger dottycookie said...

I know I shouldn't laugh, but "wetsuit related injury" has to be one of the funniest things I've heard in a while :-) I often think I'm going to wrench something when I put mine on, especially if it's still damp when I'm donning it. Hope the knuckles are now healed.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:52:00 pm  
Blogger Gotta Knit! said...

Jealous. Well except for the mountain of laundry.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:54:00 pm  
Blogger harmony and rosie said...

We love St Ives too and your photo with the lights in the background is magical. I love those shoes, they look a bit like crocs only I've not seen them before?!

Kate

Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:37:00 pm  

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