We’ve been away for a few days! Townie Husband and I crossed the border (!) from Devon to Cornwall and drove down to the pretty little seaside town of St Ives – famed of course for its artistic community. St Ives sits on the most beautiful bay, with glorious views from almost every angle ..
I took this shot from our hotel bedroom window! And we were so lucky with the weather, we caught the last of the warm weather, before this week’s cold easterly wind arrived. Of course St Ives was a fishing village before the artists arrived, and retains much of that atmosphere with its cobbled winding streets..
Too many to explore … as there are some lovely shops to visit too!
Wonderful pasties and Cornish Fairings (a spiced biscuit). There is a Cath Kidston – love this display of coloured glassware (though I think it might have been plastic) in the window with the light shining through ..
There aren’t many other chain stores – St Ives remains a town filled with small independent shops.
Though like many seaside towns, with a definite seagull problem! We have lots of gulls here – they are very aggressive and are a particular nuisance at this time of year when they are nesting – of course they are protective of their young, but last year Ben and I grew very tired of being continually strafed by large angry birds as we walked along the lane to the woods.
We had a great time – watched the wedding in the pub with lots of other happy revellers, explored the town and beaches, then made a quick trip across the penninsula to St Michael’s Mount – we took Rosie there many years ago so it was lovely to revisit – they have wonderful icecream there too!
And I returned home refreshed – with lots of new pattern ideas! Here’s a quick peek at my circus lion – a partner for my elephants and coming very soon to newsletter readers! Wach this space …….