Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit and leave with a smile! Love Thea x

Monday, 26 August 2013

A Late Summer Walk *~*

We woke up to a beautiful warm sunny day,  we even ate our breakfast in the garden ...
a warm breeze wafted and we could just tell it was going to be a one of those perfect days where nature plays her tune...

We packed up a flask and picnic and drove to Lathkill Dale where the wild flowers grow..

Followed the tumbling waters of the gently flowing river..

The sun overhead dappled by the trees...


Out into the parched ground the heat of the sun shone down ...


So glad I had remembered my hat...

The sky was a beautiful blue as the sound of the crickets filled the air...

Looking back to the valley, where we have just walked...

Fin up ahead towards the crags ...

Limestone crags, a stunning legacy left by the Ice age..we sat on the rocks just below the crag and ate our picnic, listening to the birds of prey above us calling to each other..
A perfect late summers day xx





Saturday, 17 August 2013

My Secret Devon and Cornwall *~*

We started our trip in Devon ( Fin had some work to do so I tagged along).. the bullrushes growing on the edge of the pond in the grounds of the hotel where we stayed


The  muddy river Taw ( it had rained the day before we arrived) ran along the bottom of the hotel's private grounds, it was such a haven of wildlife, we saw Otter footprints but alas did not spot one..



Such a beautiful spot...

Stopped off for a pub lunch....
The pub over looked the river Exe




Tea is served with Devon fudge....



We could have sat there all day, listening and watching the water washing past...

Drove across the "border" into Cornwall  the heat was rising ...Looking across to Tintagel

Then spent the afternoon in a very special place ..St Nectans Glen



Cairns built by people who care..



Fin and I love this place it is very special to us..

people tie clouties to remember loved ones

The next day we drove further down near to where we used to live..



You can just about see the water wheel turning among the lush greenery..
After sharing a lovely pot of tea and cake we crossed the lane and walked the secret valley...

 

To Pendower beach...

Left our shoes and bags on the beach and ran into the sea for a paddle...



A secret beach ...where we spent the afternoon


Back along the Valley and then on with our trip...

Now how could we not stay at our special hotel where we got married,,



Not the wedding suite but still a lovely room..

Spent the afternoon enjoying afternoon tea looking out over the estuary..
 Views from our hotel..

We had a wonderful trip and I hope you enjoyed a peep into the quieter side of  Cornwall

Thank you for all you kind words...I am off to catch up on all your lovely blogs...
Love Thea xx
 

Sunday, 4 August 2013

A Little Bit Of Retail Therapy *~*





I have had a lovely weekend...over the last few weeks I have been selling some clothes on ebay

I had a few things that I did not wear anymore and a few new unworn dresses that I bought just before I lost my weight and I sold the lot

So I had a treat this weekend and I found these for £10.00

I fell in love with this butterfly print scarf....


I spotted these jeggings with a zip ankle.. £3.00 off the price ticket





And then fell head over heals with this... a Phase Eight  poncho jumper reduced in the sales
 
So very pleased..
I am off to the west country this week so shall catch up when I return
back soon  Thea xxx

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Lammas Blessing xx

I have always followed the seasons and now  Lammas is here it is a time to reflect and say thank you..

Bread made from local flour...

Flowers and fruits from the garden...




A little blessing to thank for a wonderful summer ..

Thea xx