Well, that is to say, not entirely alone as Ben would NEVER allow that to happen! But I would like some peace and quiet. This is because we are getting a new, modern innovation here in Chillington – PAVEMENT!! Yes, that is right .. pavement is coming to Chillington.
Clearly this is a good thing as traffic through the village can be quite heavy, especially in the summer time when the roads are clogged with caravans, tourist coaches and general holiday traffic, with cyclists weaving in and out of the other vehicles. This means that it can sometimes be very scary walking Ben down through the village to the woods. But for the last couple of days this has been the view from my window ….
… as pavement construction takes place on the other side of the road. The workmen seem to enjoy using their pneumatic drill, taking turns and drilling for what feels like hours on end. Ben has taken to lying with his head under his blanket and the front door is rattling and dancing with the vibrations. We simply had to escape from the noise for a while – and luckily I knew just the place to go …
Peace at last! Yes, we headed down to our favourite beach at Lannacombe where we found ourselves quite alone. Bliss! And fortunately by the time we returned home the workmen had moved on from drilling to cementing – much less noisy. So I popped out into the garden to take a couple of photos of my new softie pattern for the October issue of the Bustle & Sew ezine (out next week!)
Two swans inspired by those that live on the Ley down at Beesands. At this time of year they often fly from the Ley to the sea – you can hear the characteristic whistling noise from their wings as they pass overhead. They move surprisingly quickly and I haven’t managed to catch a photo of one in flight yet. By the time I’ve found my phone/camera, switched on, pointed and clicked they’ve gone past – but I have plenty of photos of empty sky to show for my efforts!
Hand-stitched from vintage woollen fabrics, these were much easier to capture on film!