Category Archives: walks

July Studio Day – Part 2

there is nothing more companionable than sitting in a beautiful spot, chatting, crafting and sketching together sharing photos and tiny tendrilly stone and wire sculptures  and seeing how our different items sit together perched on 200 year old juniper still … Continue reading

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July Studio Day – part 1

Glorious day to sit and create with a wonderful bunch of artists and and a perky little terrier ……..

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Day on the beach

beach-combing sitting in the shade with Granny a glorious day   picnic   home time  

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Hod Hill walk

Still savouring Sunday, with more pictures from Sunday’s wonderful walk in the crisp, clear Spring sunshine. the track leading to Hod Hill We had to take a diversion to get to the hill fort as the path was blocked because … Continue reading

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Stourpaine Walk

Sunny Sunday! A walk around Stourpaine, a friend and I were walking the paths of our ancestors. The larks were singing the sun was bright … First we stopped off at Compton Abbas a peaceful spot this rhododendron was showing … Continue reading

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A walk near Toller Porcorum

Stormy weather leading up to Christmas with lashings of wind and rain, fallen tress, power cuts and flooded roads … would we all be able to gather together as planned?Thankfully things calmed and on Christmas Eve my son, daughter-in-law, their … Continue reading

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November walk

I met up with some old school friends for a nostalgic wander down memory lane, a walk in the wilds of West Dorset and a delicious pub lunch at The Three Horseshoes, Powerstock. we came across some acorn art a … Continue reading

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Weekend in London

On Thursday I went to London, setting off from our little local station A grey day turned into a glorious warm sunbathing sort of day – so I sat in Green Park on one of the painted deck chairs with … Continue reading

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Pembrokeshire Beaches

On our second day in Pembrokeshire, we set off on a drive to visit the little coves and beaches south of Solva. First stop Newgale, where Jude and I had spent many happy summer teenage days with my Grandparents. The … Continue reading

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3rd time this year

I’m back in Solva again for the third time this year – bliss! This time I am here with my dear old friend, Jude. We came here together as children, and stayed with my Welsh Grandparents, it is wonderful to go … Continue reading

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Just back from a week in Solva

I have just returned from a glorious week in Solva with my daughter and her children. We arrived in a storm but thankfully the weather cleared and we had plenty of peachy beachy days. There is something magical about introducing a … Continue reading

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Sissinghurst

…….After Derek Jarman’s garden, and the walk from Prospect Cottage to the sea, we grabbed some lunch and tootled off to Sissinghurst Castle, the home of one of my all-time heroines, Vita Sackville-West. The place was heaving and it was very difficult … Continue reading

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A walk to the sea from Prospect Cottage

Windblown shacks and old decaying boats create a fascinating open air ‘museum’. The sea, the tide out for miles and people digging in the sand flats, maybe for cockles? Looking back at the road, with Prospect Cottage on the horizon, … Continue reading

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Dungeness on Tuesday

I’ve wanted to see Derek Jarman’s Garden for at least 15 years and on Tuesday, after a long drive across the bleak, flat marshes we found it more easily than I thought we might. Although it is not as he … Continue reading

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Kent on Monday

So much to tell you! On Monday I spent a very hot and sticky 4.5 hours in my car (no air-con) to stay with friends in Kent and was rewarded by arriving in the most idyllic garden full of roses … Continue reading

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gorgeous weekend

It was sunny! It was WARM! we could wear Tshirts – Hurray! Sunday: I drove to the Cotswolds, 2.5 hours North, to help a friend who was opening her garden for the first time. Open Gardens at Box It was a … Continue reading

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Another Glorious Day

What a luxury – 2 days in a row immersed in collage and sea view wanderings. To get to Portland one drives across ‘The Causeway’ and looking back this morning the sea really was that blue! And there were our … Continue reading

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Stonechat Studio

Despite a mist hovering around the coast to begin with, we had a glorious day at the Hut yesterday. What a fabulous place to sort out my collage cuttings and start another colour themed collage – yellows and oranges this … Continue reading

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Sharing the Link Love

Sharing links to other blogs is a LOVErly  idea from Tammy at Daisy Yellow, so here goes – some British blog links: 1. The blog of a Scottish architect interested in Land Art 2. My fellow blogger Sarah did a stunning … Continue reading

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…..on the way back

There was a rainbow and taking the less rocky path down I came across this memorial stone This branch of the path takes you the top of the old lime kilns – more ideas of future mandala projects, perhaps creating … Continue reading

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A farewell walk

On my last day in Solva I took a walk up the hill to look down on the beach below – still with the mandala in mind – I would have liked to create one by adding to the circle … Continue reading

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A walk on Solva beach

When the tide is out A mandala left by another, I wonder how long it has been there Looking back towards the village Vibrant green – looks good enough to eat One of several old limekilns on the beach Looking … Continue reading

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Solva

I am in Solva, South West Wales – my kinda heaven. My mother is Welsh and I spent my childhood Summer holidays on Newgale beach, so when ever I cross the Severn Bridge my heart sings – and it leaps … Continue reading

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Lime Green

Another Post Card for iHannas Post Card Swap. I love the way collage throws seemingly random things together and gets me to play with colour and find colour combinations I would not otherwise have found. In this case, a recycled … Continue reading

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Join me on a Winter Solstice Walk

along the beach and up the hill  Seeing the houses perched on the cliff and then to St.Catherine’s Chapel, and Granny-by-the-sea. When my children we younger we used to walk here and they had to find Granny-by-the-sea before we had … Continue reading

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