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Monday, 18 November 2019

folk tales & fireworks

Of myth and magic...
Comes a fairy tale...

(Boscastle, Cornwall)


I took part in #folktaleweek2019 on Instagram...Each day you were given a prompt...
I really enjoyed it...My lovely Stevie had gifted me New watercolours and with a plain white sheet of paper I began to imagine the stuff only believed in folk tales...And illustrations began to appear like Magic!.
I think you should always have a little fairy dust and magic in your days especially in today's world.
A little girl with Pixie boots shared a little home and bed with a fox, hare and hedgehog...
warming by the fire in their over turned Toadstool house...
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I've added these Folk tale inspired Prints to my Etsy Shop (Link in left hand sidebar of my blog)...
FREE!!!! Robin Wreath Print with every purchase, Free u.k delivery and £4 overseas postage.
Remember Remember the 5th of November...We missed the main Fireworks display this year and watched them on the hill top garden and had sparklers and hot jacket potatoes from the stove...
Actually, It seemed a lot more magical like that...close to home and the array of whizzes and bangs and colour and stars glittering around the sky above our cottage...
We all cuddled up in our big coats and many layers of woolly mittens and scarves looking up towards the big star lit sky....Glittering stars filled the sky ☆★✶☆★✶✯


I have all the fairy lights on and sometimes in the day when its been quite dark...
I love a home filled with candle lights and fairy lights...


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My Brother and wife came to visit for a lovely long weekend...They drove us to Tintagel, Charlestown and Boscastle, Cornwall all in one day!...Boscastle I had not been to in years! so that was a real treat...I love the oldey worldy cottages and wonky roof tops...So much myth and history surrounding these harbours villages from smugglers, mermaids and king Arthur's legends...There is a wonderful and magical Museum of witchcraft in Boscastle, sadly closed (I have been before but many many years ago when I was first moving to Devon)...But I loved the decor surrounding the museum entrance...
It was quite a stormy day and added to its charm with whistling winds and dramatic spooky skies...
I love the excitement of crashing waves against the rocks...
(The Secret Garden Print available in my Etsy shop)
...Friendly Robin at Stover Nature park...with a very serious little face.

Absolutely beautiful Autumnal colours by the river leading to the large lake ♥
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My Pixie found an over turned toadstool...
My very own Pixie in the woods... ♥

We have also enjoyed a few weekends exploring the woods around Stover nature park and the Make2019 Exhibition on at the Devon guild of Craftsmen....I loved the needle felt old women By Kate Toms...We had a wonderful chai tea cake with butter icing and earl grey teas while Sophia enjoyed a huge hot chocy with all the trimmings...


I hope you have been enjoying the seasonal delights and a little magic!

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Thursday, 31 October 2019

'Tis Halloween...

Parties and Pumpkins and a little halloween fairytale magic a long the way...


I cannot quite believe it but my lovely daughter Sophia is now officially a Teenager!!!!...
She was soooo excited to see sparklers on her cake!.


A long comes Autumn and all the beautiful colours...Rusty reds and golden tones...
It always amazes me like ive never seen an Autumn like it before...
We've enjoyed some wonderful family walks along the old canal and into the woods, around our pretty old Market town and some trips in the car to the sea and coastal harbours in Cornwall and to Dartington Hall for a lovely Autumnal walk around the estate and gardens...

Beautiful issue of Country Living U.K this month, beautiful styling by selina lake...

We had a family day in Liskeard, Cornwall... Beautiful yarn bombing around the little market town.
We enjoyed looking through the book shop, charity shops and antiques shops...
I came home with a few treasures...
I'm still enjoying some late dahlias bringing colour to the garden and other little blooms in the pots on the patio...My Mother came over and took a huge bag of apples!...I cannot believe how many apples the trees produced this year!...
This is a beautiful vintage Pumpkin  picture I found through pinterest...

I had a little go at carving and drawing onto my own pumpkins ( not home grown)...
I used a white Posca pen to decorate the foliage one...free hand styled it.
Adds a little magic to the fireplace...Sophia is yet to finish hers.

Enjoying warming soups made with chicken stock, roast chicken strips, leeks, potatoes and grated cheddar...and toasted granary loaf....
I love my home with lots of sparkling fairy lights...especially now the evenings are getting much darker.

Its been a busy, but really Lovely Month, this October...We've enjoyed Sophia's birthday celebrations and had some lovely family outings during the half term week...
Wonderful Charlestown Harbour in Cornwall...And if you're a fan of Poldark the BBC series you will also like to know it was where a lot of the harbour scenes were filmed...Now quite a huge tourist attraction and you can walk around the set...We used to come here quite a lot before its big fame when we were first dating...We couldn't park quite a few trips during the summer months, so we did enjoy less coach loads of people and a quiet walk around...It was beautiful Sunny day too...We enjoyed pasties by the harbour wall.
Autumnal rose...

My Halloween inspired illustrations have been quite a success this month...I think everyone likes a bit of a fairytale...whimsical and dreamy...Ive been sharing them on instagram and 'Thank you' to those who have purchased prints from my Etsy shop (Link In sidebar to my Etsy shop)...
We seem to be filled up on cake most of this October month...and Enjoying Autumn and family time.

(Autumnal Illustration By Miss Kazzy)

Enjoy the magic of Halloween...I'm enjoying a toffee apple!

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Monday, 23 September 2019

along came Autumn...

Autumn is such a seasonal delight...
I love the garden and the landscape beyond over the Devon hills changing in all shades 
of golden and red tones.
Watching the leaves float down from the tree's...getting excited for the toadstools and mushrooms appearing and gathering up the last of the apples...


The Kitchen table... I love the colours. The last of my dahlia's and lettuce leaves.
But the Tomatoes have really ripened and we've been enjoying a fruitful crop.


Lots of Apples...I'm still picking them up...We've had many 'a crumble!


Myself and Stevie one quiet drive Down to Cornwall decided to visit one of the National Trusts houses having a 'Heritage Day'...We visited Trerice Manor House and Gardens enjoying 'Brunch' in the Barn overlooking the garden and allotment...Its a beautiful Elizabethan Manor house with fine, beautiful interiors as well as a delightful garden to explore...We played skittles on the lawn after 'Brunch' on the beautiful lawns above the house on the hills...then sat underneath the old trees watching a lady in Elizabethan traditional dress having her photographs taken...We then explored the rest of the Manor house and gardens and apple orchard. It was more like a Summer's day than the beginning of September...


Stevie says 'You always find the bunting wherever we go'...
My only answer is 'Yes'...'I certainly do'...

We enjoyed visiting the second hand books for sale and sweet gift shop...
The Barn restaurant was absolutely beautiful...so spacious too...garden flowers on the tables.


Loved the Allotment style garden...


This was our picturesque view from the Lawn seat that wrapped around the tree...
Such an impressive house with lots of wonderful paintings, furniture of the period, tapestries, wall hangings and the windows from the bedrooms look out towards the garden with wonderful landscape views...


...But I love the gardens most of all. I Came away with an array of ideas and inspirations for my own garden and pots for next year.


I've been working on a few new drawings/illustrations...for up and coming New stock for Christmas market fairs and for my Etsy shop (Link in left hand sidebar)...


Sophia's settled back into School routines...and so far all is going well. She's taken up quite a few after school activities which are keeping her busy and fit!, she now does Netball as well and an after school Drama class...She is almost officially a teenager!...About a week til her birthday!...Where do these years go?. So I've been busy trying to wrap gifts and sort out a special cake with fireworks!. I will also be hosting a sleepover for her to celebrate and taking them to the cinema with treats.
We went to the orthodontist appointment last week and she now is wearing braces and will have to for the next two years...she was really brave!.


I love looking through past magazines such as the Simple things, Country living, Country homes and interiors magazines for ideas and inspirations...Ive also got a scrap book of 'fav' pics/cut outs...
I'm going to change my little seasonal 'all year round' wreath on the front door for a more Autumnal style.
I'm going to collect some red berries, branches, seed heads, decorative foliage and ivy...


We had a lovely family day trip to Padstow in Cornwall...We all got up early last Sunday (for a change!)... And felt like visiting the sea...and enjoying hot pasties and tea on the beach by the sand dunes...BUT
Boy' did it rain!!!!...Jeeezzz...It was quite a down pour. It had not started off that way we'd had very warm blue skies!...But by the coast the weather can change quickly. I'd left my coat in the car! So I was soaked.
But you know what I Just Love the sea side...despite being soaked through to my undies. We ended up covering for shelter in a small cliff cave...All part of the adventure isn't it...Look at that view though!...


The sea was calm, blue and beautiful...We forgave the rains.

Its still raining today...I had been quite enjoying the golden Autumnal Sun light I do hope it returns.

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