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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Catching Up

Hi everyone. Hope you had a lovely weekend. Hubby whisked me away for a fabulous minibreak to West Cornwall. We had fabulous weather.

I forgot the sunscreen; my mobile phone charger; our beach towel and my sun hat.

We enjoyed the fabulous beach at St. Ives with water in all shades of indigo blues and aquamarines.

We ate very well

We braved the freezing sea water along the causeway to St. Michael's Mount

And a school child's postcard to Barbara Hepworth, in her museum, summed up our thoughts:

Now I am catching up with blogging, laundry, etc.
Of course the rain is pouring now... How about you?

BTW I also came up with a new Blogfest idea. See my post this Thursday and grab the button.


  1. Hi Madeleine .. raining - oh no .. it's still bright sunshine here!

    My land .. my mother's land, my grandmother's land .. and in fact my father's grandfather retired and died at 100 in Carbis Bay in 1953!

    Mum's flat had a view across to Penzance Bay .. and her business was in Newlyn .. wonderful to see 'home' again ..

    Lovely part of the world and so pleased you had such fantastic weather ..

    Made my day - love the post and pictures .. my lighthouse .. we used to play on the rocks opposite as kids .. sorreeee .. better stop reminiscing now!

    Welcome back .. Hilary

  2. Sounds like a fabulous weekend away!! I'm having one of those soon, CAN'T WAIT!

  3. Hi,

    Great piccies! Nothing like bracing salty brine to waken the senses, next to a steamy romantic read!

    It's been raining here (Pembrokeshire) all night, sun just breaking through.


  4. It looks so relaxing. I hope it brought you back recharged.

  5. Hooorah for Cornwall and St Ives on a breezy, blustery but blue-skies filled break!!! Hooorah for St Ives!! They do butter don't they?!? Yay!!!

    Awww great to see you and hubby too! and that letter to Ms Hepworth is lovely!!! Take care

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Thank God Madeleine, you remembered to join your hubbie for the holiday, else he would have been very disappointed ;)

  7. Great photos -- I too forgot my sunscreen yesterday at the beach, and now I look like Dr. Zoidberg on Futurama.

  8. I love the picture of you in jacket and sun hat - just about sums up the unpredictability of British weather! And yes, it's raining here too (although we had three lovely days so I can't complain!)

  9. It seems you forgot all the important things :)

    Great pictures, Madeleine.You seem to be having a wonderful time in all of them.... I simply love beaches. Can't get enough of them...

  10. Aww, how nice of him to whisk you away to such a beautiful place. We've had our share of cool and rainy, it's finally been pretty nice here.

    And everytime I pack, I forget something important. Usually my hairbrush!

  11. There is a wonderful chain in Texas called Le Madeleine's. I haven't eaten there in ages and I miss it so. Your lovely post is making my mouth water. Glad you enjoyed your weekend!

  12. Oh, I'm SO jealous. I really want go to Cornwall. And St Ives! Glad you had a good time.

  13. That looks amazing. I have only been to a beach once in my life. I was eleven and remember it burned my feet. I must go back some day with shoes. Hehehe.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

  14. Lucky you! And so romantic.Can't wait for the blogfest.

    Ellie Garratt

  15. I'll join the blogfest. Can't wait to hear more about it. :D

    Glad you had a wonderful weekend. We did this way. The most perfect summer weather, which I think is a first for Oregon since I've been here. [Going on 14 years]. Was just fantastic. Perfect skies for the observatory and nice outings with the husband unit.

  16. Looks like a fun day at the beach!

  17. Sounds like a smashing good time! Nothing like a day at the beach and a good meal with your better half. Glad you enjoyed the day!

  18. What a beautiful beach! And I definitely noticed the name of the restaurant. :) Glad you had such a nice time!

  19. Lovely photos, what a gorgeous beach! I still haven't been to Cornwall even though I've been meaning to for ages! I'm glad you had a great time.

  20. nice little whisk away...love the beach...


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