Thursday, 29 March 2007


When I first developed this photo, I threw it in with the 'bad' lot... I thought of throwing it away, except it lingered a 'je ne sais quois' in my mind.

...I decided to sort through old photos to post for today's blog, and came upon it.

With today being my birthday, I guess I began to feel a sort of need for reflection... getting older, when you're past the days of planning fun birthdays, seemed all too melancholy for me. I grew up on an island where everyday the sun was bright, the air was warm and the winds were cool. I suppose I had a bit of nostaliga when I woke this morning... but looking at this photo reminded me of how, even when the sky is as dark and threatening, as the sea is rough and angry - there is light, there is calm, which brings brightness to the sky, softness to the sea... And for me, another fresh, new and unsuspecting year.

It's like Forest Gump said...

" was like a box of chocolates, never know what you're gonna get."


Tuesday, 27 March 2007

St. Michael's Mount, Marazion

This photo is of St. Michael's Mount in the little village of Marazion, just several miles from Hayle. Like Porthleven, Marazion offers south facing shores.

Come Easter day, dog owners will have to wait till 1st October until they can walk their dogs on this beach and many other beaches on Cornwall. Thank goodness there is no shortage in places for dog walking... The South West have some of the most beautiful coastline walks in England.

Monday, 26 March 2007

St. Ives Harbour

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.
-- Margaret Fairless Barber

A Newcomer to residing in the beauty of Cornwall, I have no recollection of days gone by... nostalgia for me is in the imagination... St. Ives is just a stone throw away from Hayle and very easily joined together by the coastal path.

Sunday, 25 March 2007

Porthleven Harbour

Several miles from Hayle is the Seaside Fishing Village of Porthleven. During the summer, this quaint little village, like so many other Cornish villages, are far from quiet - as it looks in the photo. Summers are flooded with visitors from abroad, as well as from the UK.

If you like doing walks, Porthleven offers beautiful coastal walks....

Saturday, 24 March 2007

Moon or Sun?

Am I the Sun, Am I the Moon?
Over the Sand Dunes...
I do shine bright...
Trapped behind,
the clouds I light...
Is it Day or Is it Night?

The Sand Dunes of Hayle in a different View...

Friday, 23 March 2007

Counting Sheep...

Out walking in sheep country...

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, 22 March 2007

Trevaskis Dairy

A lovely example of buildings restoration/conversion. This is a picture of a converted dairy, on an old dairy farm. The owner converted this granite build into a one-bedroom flat, which she uses as a self-catering holiday unit. It's absolutely lovely inside, which still holds on to many character features. I found it to be both charming and tranquil.

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Absorbed in the moment....

“An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.”-- Washington Irving (American Writer called the first American man of letters. Best known for the short stories, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. 1783-1859)

As much as I love days when the Sun is beaming and the air is warm, I can't help but feel a calmness when I see the sky like this. Sitting in the car park, with our thermos filled with hot chocolate, accompanied with maybe ginger snaps or a box of Hawaiian Host Macadamia Nut Chocolates.... or (what do you see yourself doing?)

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

On Mothering Sunday... 2007

For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.-- George Gissing

This was a stormy day! Extremely strong winds and heavy rain, but all I could think was how beautiful it all looked!

Monday, 19 March 2007

Hayle Outdoors

Saturday was another beautiful day for walking! There was no wasting it by staying indoors!

Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute. What you can do, or think you can, begin it!-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sunday, 18 March 2007

Two of a Kind...

A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.-- Marcus Annaeus Seneca
The beauty of life is often found in the simpleness of nature. An insignificant gesture of sitting in a park, taking your shoes off and feel the soft green grass cushion the soles of your feet. Lay your head back and look up towards the sky, all the while you are sheltered beneath a shaded tree.

Saturday, 17 March 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Walking through Copperhouse in Hayle, I stopped to admire this now unused building. I love its architecture, and I imagine in its prime, it was quite an exquisite looking building. I'm not sure of the dates, but I have been told this used to be a theatre and then probably turned into a cinema. Now, it doesn't seem to house any type of business - except what looks to have been a pizza/burger joint.
I hope this building gets restored, rather than torn down, during the Regeneration of the Hayle Area. Restoration of old buildings like this one, add such character to any area.

Friday, 16 March 2007


Stream flowing into the ocean...
Merge, Become One, Coming Together...
Sometimes the simplicity of nature, can teach us so much...

Thursday, 15 March 2007

The Bucket of Blood Inn

I don't know any of the stories, but I have been told that this centuries old pub is haunted... I love how much history is in this country... I totally think this is a fantastic name for a pub! I've given the photo a little look of nostalgia.

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Fly Fishing at Tree Meadow

This local Trout Fishery is such a nice place. I'm not into fishing, but being there just once - I felt like trying it! Who knows, maybe I will one day...

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Phillack Village Church

The Smallest Good Deed is better than the Grandest Good Intention.-- Duguet

Monday, 12 March 2007

Cornish Engine House Chimney

Past Gwithian, Nr Godrevy - behind the SandSifter Bar & Restaurant...

The Greatest Discovery of my Generation is that Man can alter his Life, simply by altering his Attitude of Mind.-- William James

Friday, 9 March 2007

Portrait of Serenity

Looking at Godrevy Lighthouse through the 'sand dunes' of Gwithian

A Musician must make music, an Artist must paint, a Poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.-- Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) American Psychologist

Thursday, 8 March 2007

One Man and his Dog

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.-- John Andrew Holmes

Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Hungry Like a Wolf!!!

Sorry for missing a day's blog.... I was going to use my dog as an excuse, but then.... I forgot, I don't go to school anymore!

Taking my Collie for her daily walks are always a hoot! She hunts for rabbits along the sand dunes and you can just see on her face how excited she is! (Although, I'm not sure sometimes... she looks like that after she just had a poo... hmmm)

Tuesday, 6 March 2007

South West Coastal Path, Nr. Hell's Mouth

Sorry for missing 2 days! Some days are just worse than others...

Hence, this Blog...

Just another Fabulous reason for living in Cornwall! Hayle is full of everything you need to visit Cornwall. It's centrally located in the County! Has some of the most breathtaking coastal views of the South West! A happily progressing market town, with friendly pubs/bars, village shops & boutiques and wonderful places to stay with all its Cornish charm!

This view, erases all the blues a day can bring!

Monday, 5 March 2007

Companion, Best Friend

I love my Collie... sometimes she reminds me of when I was a child and oh, how I do miss those days - NO RESPONSIBILITIES!

Sunday, 4 March 2007

Beautiful Day for Walking!

This was a lovely day to go walking! Hubby, Myself - took our Collie for a long walk past Godrevy over by the Hell's Mouth Cafe and then further along... I love looking at the sea when its bordered by such high cliffs. Images like these, help make long days in the office, bearable...

Hope You Enjoy!

Saturday, 3 March 2007

Hayle Harbour at low tide

I took this photo from the car park of Philp's, a local Cornish Pasty Shop. It was getting close to dusk and I thought it had a nice nostalgic feel to it!