Wednesday, 11 August 2010


Well another week has sped bye... some weeks I seem to have a grip on , but this last week just tore away at speed ... I still have not adjusted to working full time and its nearly six months since I started , will I ever? This morning when I was walking my furry babies I noticed a certain smell, that indescribable smell of Autumn, the horse chestnut tree in the middle of the village green looked like this with ripening conkers this morning and Fergal and Flora were helping them selves to ripe blackberries from the bushes, how can summer be slipping away ? We have not had enough sunny warm days , when I was younger I loved Autumn, I now feel quite melancholy at the thought of summer fading... and don't look forward to dark nights and cold, god I sound like my granny!!!
So trying to hang on to summer ...I thought I would show you what I bought in Cath Kisdstons in St Ives when I was there on hols,, I could not resist this little stanley dog ( stanley is caths real lake land terrier for those not in the know!), love his little felt collar and tag ,another fox terrier to add to my growing kennel! I have noticed some hand made ones on some of your blogs and might have a go at making one, is there a pattern available do you know?

I also treated my self to this lovely top, so pretty I think, I got it in the sale , so bargain, the doll was this week ends car boot find ,she is a 1950,s girlie , and I bought the brooch in Rick stiens gift shop in padstow, I have such a thing for brooches. I have one in nearly every colour ,but don't they cheer winter coats and jackets up?

This is my lovely dolly, i love her original vintage 50,s dress , the print is very Cath ! She was only £4 , the lady had owned her as a child, how could she part with her?? would you? Or am I too sentimental..

When we were on holiday we had a day trip to Fowey, ever since I was a teenager and read Rebbecca by Daphne De Maurier , i have had a romantic notions about Fowey! Daphne lived in Fowey and then just outside at a wonderful old house called Menabilly which was the house she based Manderlay the house in Rebbecca on, As a teenager I worked my way through all her novels and love French mans creek As well . we visited Fowey for the first time last year , ho how I love this place, I was not disappointed by it. We dropped the teenagers off in Newquay for the day so they were very happy and D and I headed off for some us time and a date for lunch at this place ... which we went too last year and couldn't wait to visit again...

Pinky Murphys .. how do I begin to describe it, its a cross between a surf shack and your granny front room if she decorated while under the influence of strong co coa!!! it is so colourful and eccentric, the service is so friendly and warm and the food is Divine! its a place you should put on your visit before you die list, honestly. they day we went it was pouring down and it did not matter as this place could cheer a corpse up!!!

Crochet blankies , surf stuff, vintage retro, its all here, great music , the beach boys were playing while we were there , there is also a basket of un finished knitting for any body too have a knit at!!

This was the view from our table through the door, can you just glimpses a cottage across the estuary?

This is a closer look...

don't you think it looks intriguing... so so romantic...
It looks like an old boat house and they only way too reach it is by boat across the Estuary, I would so love to visit this house , I have tyred Goggling it and can,nt find any thing about it, do you know any thing , its history, use etc?? Can you imagine living there and having Johnny Depp sail up and moor his boat, dressed as captain Jack, shiver my timbers please!!??

So lovely...

The shopping in Fowey is great as you would expect from a place were a three story terraced house can fetch two million pounds, guess i am not he only one to think its great there!! this was a lovely interiors shop, love the colours and the fishing floats..I was very restraint and only bought a DE maurier book , French mans creek to re read and dream... Ha well back to reality..

Thought this summed me up! this shop sold lovely things. I am Hoping to visit a couple of car boots at the week end talking of lovely things, hope to find some ,so will let you know if treasure hunting goes well , and i will show you what I went and bought from ebay, do you think the priory do rehab for Ebay addiction? book me in immediately... have a safe , happy and fun week end and thanks for all the lovely and interesting comments, I love hearing from you all.. bye for now ....


  1. I adore Cornwall and was lucky enough to spend a fortnight there a couple of years back, sounds like you had a marvelous time. I have a pattern of "Stanley" from the Cath Kidston book that you can have,if you e mail me your address I'll pop him in the post for you, it was sooo easy to make. Its Love Lucey xxx

  2. Oooh,can't wait to go to Cornwall in September!
    I couldn't part with my childhood way!
    I still have the pink teddy I got for Xmas when I was five..although he's more grey than pink now!

    Bellaboo :o)

  3. I think we are all adicted to ebay . . . . . . I think you are normal . . . . . Don't worry . . I am sure that like me . . . . . . . . you can stop at any time!!
    Love Helen xx

  4. I love your 50's dolly, she really is so sweet. I also have an Ebay addiction, much to hubby's dismay and empty wallet!!
    Jo xx

  5. I agree, Fowey is lovely....
    Looking forward to seeing your new purchases from Ebay, don't be long please.
    Julie x

  6. This is a lovely post and brings back many memories for me..
    My love of Daphne Du Maurier books when I was a teenager, my love of Cornwall and all the years I spent there as a child. Vintage toys.. Fowey... it is all stuff to warm the heart.

    Michele x

    P.s So sorry about the confusion over the dog comment. I thought it was Spam and deleted it. Sorry too that the dog has sold.